The fried hen-of-the-woods mushrooms are crunchy and chewy and one of our favorite appetizers, but that’s only one small reason to head to this ramen shop on Cortland Ave. They also have a solid by-the-glass sake list, and the smokey tonkatsu ramen comes with pork belly that crunches so loud when you eat it that we imagine the families passing by outside can hear us.
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The Royal Cuckoo
With great music and a ton of spots to sit, The Royal Cuckoo is one of our favorite places to drink in Bernal Heights.
Old Devil Moon
Old Devil Moon is a laid-back Bernal Heights bar with excellent cocktails and plenty of beers on tap.
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Niku Steakhouse in the Design District is one of the best - and most expensive - steakhouses in SF.
A safe house from spicy sauce in the Castro, Eiji is one of the best low-key sushi spots around.
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Nojo is a great example of our favorite type of restaurant: excellent food and easy to get into.
El Rio in Bernal Heights is one of our old reliables - especially with it’s excellent outdoor space.
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