144 "Casual Weeknight Dinner" restaurants in San Francisco.
A good casual weeknight dinner spot is hard to find. It’s a step above a make-your-own bowl place, but not somewhere you’ll need a reservation. It shouldn’t be too expensive, you should be able to talk instead of shout, and your dinner shouldn’t take more than an hour. These spots do it all.
Enssaro is a busy Ethiopian restaurant in Adams Point serving spiced, simmered, and sautéed meats and vegetables.
Vientian Cafe is a neighborhood Laotian, Thai, and Vietnamese spot in Allendale.
Clove and Hoof is a butcher shop and restaurant that does big burgers, big fried chicken sandwiches, and big Philly cheesesteaks.
Burma Superstar in Oakland’s Temescal makes flavorful Burmese dishes - and a life-changing tea leaf salad.
Aburaya in Downtown Oakland is a punk-inspired space serving excellent Japanese fried chicken.
Order rum cocktails and skillet-fried chicken at this laid-back Caribbean spot in Old Oakland.
The original Champa Garden in Oakland’s Ivy Hill serves exceptional Laotian, Thai, and Vietnamese specialties.
Shan Dong serves hand-made noodles and exceptional Chinese dishes in Oakland’s Chinatown.
Seven Hills is an Italian neighborhood spot between Nob and Russian Hills that makes good pasta, but everything else is hit-or-miss.
You’re going to wait in line at the Shake Shack in Cow Hollow, but at least there are awesome burgers and ice cream at the end of it.