Lers Ros Thai is one of The 15 Best Authentic Places in San Francisco.

1. Lers Ros Thai

9.2
730 Larkin St (btwn Ellis & O'Farrell St), San Francisco, CA
Thai Restaurant · Tenderloin · 260 tips and reviews

Diana A.Diana Aspillera: Authentic Thai food and open super late (2am)

EaterEater: Sure Lers Ros is the only authentic Thai restaurant with rabbit, frog and venison on its regular menu, but even the pad Thai rivals the best you'll find anywhere in Thailand. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Tim K.Tim Katt: if you're visiting San Francisco, looking for some authentic Thai and have an hour for lunch; come here get the pork shoulder and chicken pad Thai and you won't be disappointed

Walzwerk is one of The 15 Best Authentic Places in San Francisco.

2. Walzwerk

9.1
381 S Van Ness Ave (at 15th), San Francisco, CA
German Restaurant · Mission District · 39 tips and reviews

James P.James Patch: The staff and the waitresses all speak German. It's just as authentic as authentic can be.

Brad L.Brad Leege: East German themed food with plenty of authentic kitsch from the DDR. Friendly owners and staff.

Vic Z.Vic Zaud: Good solid German food. Casual and very authentic. Great beer too of course.

Suppenküche is one of The 15 Best Authentic Places in San Francisco.

3. Suppenküche

9.2
525 Laguna St (at Hayes St), San Francisco, CA
German Restaurant · Hayes Valley · 224 tips and reviews

Austen T.Austen Talbot: Great, authentic German food and drinks

Arthur L.Arthur Lee: Authentic atmosphere and selection of beers - but the food was just not up to par

Joey C.Joey Combs: Authentic German food and super helpful staff. Get a brat with kraut and mustard and an ice cold beer. Prost!

The Italian Homemade Company is one of The 15 Best Authentic Places in San Francisco.

4. The Italian Homemade Company

9.1
716 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA
Italian Restaurant · North Beach · 49 tips and reviews

Dara B.Dara Bonakdar: The gnocchi, pasta, atmosphere. Finally an authentic Italian restaurant in the city.

Alessandro M.Alessandro Mingione: Everything is good and authentic here! It's where I go when I miss Italy.

Cristian R.Cristian Reyes: Authentic Italian food. Nothing fancy but the food is always great! Friendly workers and great service.

Farmhouse Kitchen is one of The 15 Best Authentic Places in San Francisco.

5. Farmhouse Kitchen

9.2
710 Florida St (at 19th St), San Francisco, CA
Thai Restaurant · Mission District · 81 tips and reviews

Jenny L.Jenny Lo: Best Thai food in town. Talked to owner Kasem and definitely see his vision - an airy modern farmhouse with authentic Thai food. Eating here brings me back to Thailand. Now I want to go back!

Andrew 👟Andrew 👟: Authentic, very well run professional spot. Just ask the waiter for their favorite.

Lei B.Lei Bao: best authentic Thai food in SF! must try red curry and chicken wing

Dosa is one of The 15 Best Authentic Places in San Francisco.

6. Dosa

9.1
1700 Fillmore St (at Post St.), San Francisco, CA
Indian Restaurant · Japantown · 186 tips and reviews

Umesh G.Umesh Gopinath: This place made me fall off the chair; the food is absolutely authentic tamilian/keralite

Ashok L.Ashok Lalwani: This restaurant is my go to place for South Indian food in SF. The taste here is more street food like than authentic. Been here few times now and have tried many dosas. Very delicious all of them.

Mrugen D.Mrugen Deshmukh: Masala dosa , idli fries are great. Nice ambience. Good service and great staff. Can be a bit expensive , but worth every penny especially if you are game for some authentic south Indian food.

Nopalito is one of The 15 Best Authentic Places in San Francisco.

7. Nopalito

9.1
306 Broderick St (btwn Oak St and Fell St), San Francisco, CA
Mexican Restaurant · Panhandle · 251 tips and reviews

Laura C.Laura C: Sustainable, organic and healthy Mexican food. And of course there are many Taquerias in the Mission District where you cannot go wrong when searching for authentic Mexican Cuisine

Andy B.Andy Brown: Great authentic Mexican food. Buzzing atmosphere. Loved it.

Lilian T.Lilian Tellez: The caldo tlalpeño doesn't have chicken. It's only a bland chicken broth with a few vegetables. Birria and carnitas are great. Almost as good as the authentic ones.

Benkyodo is one of The 15 Best Authentic Places in San Francisco.

8. Benkyodo

9.1
1747 Buchanan St (at Sutter St), San Francisco, CA
Japanese Restaurant · Japantown · 43 tips and reviews

Bommy C.Bommy Cha: Authentic Japanese store still family owned and operated. Fun to try a variety: habutai white mochi with red bean, peanut butter mochi, and strawberry mochi.

Sherry L.Sherry Li: Authentic Japanese desserts

Jole P.Jole P: Really good authentic and fresh mochi. The seasonal fruit flavors are the best!

Burma Superstar is one of The 15 Best Authentic Places in San Francisco.

9. Burma Superstar

9.3
309 Clement St (btwn 4th & 5th Ave), San Francisco, CA
Burmese Restaurant · Inner Richmond · 338 tips and reviews

FoodspottingFoodspotting: This authentic Burmese eatery is life-changing, according to Fiona. Be sure to order the traditional tea leaf salad, made from fermented tea leaves, and sesame chicken or beef.

The Bold ItalicThe Bold Italic: Burmese Style Curry is considered one of the most authentic dishes on the menu. Read more.

Mark T.Mark T.: Great place to go to if you are white. Otherwise, check out the other places on Clement for some authentic food

Molinari Delicatessen is one of The 15 Best Authentic Places in San Francisco.

10. Molinari Delicatessen

9.3
373 Columbus Ave (at Vallejo St), San Francisco, CA
Deli / Bodega · North Beach · 88 tips and reviews

Sarah S.Sarah Strehler: Fantastic authentic Italian sandwiches, sides and desserts. Stock up, hit Coit Liquor, and go picnic in Washington Square!

DanielDaniel: Visit this deli for an authentic Italian experience. Quality food and decent prices

Oonagh W.Oonagh Wynne: Great sandwiches in a very authentic deli. Good veggie sandwich but maybe a bit oily for me.

Restaurant Eiji is one of The 15 Best Authentic Places in San Francisco.

11. Restaurant Eiji

9.0
317 Sanchez St (at 16th St), San Francisco, CA
Japanese Restaurant · Mission Dolores · 96 tips and reviews

Jessica C.Jessica Chan: authentic Japanese restaurant, I love the salmon skin roll and their sashimi. come earlier if you want the strawberry mochi, they always run out by the time I'm done with dinner!

Anastasia B.Anastasia Belozertseva: Tiny authentic spot with delicious fish and extensive sake list. Definitely order your meal from the 'Specials' board for the best choices, you won't regret it. And call ahead to make reservations

Garry T.Garry Tan: The sushi is great and the roasted salmon is divine. Fresh uni too! Very authentic.

Wako is one of The 15 Best Authentic Places in San Francisco.

12. Wako

9.2
211 Clement St (3rd), San Francisco, CA
Japanese Restaurant · Inner Richmond · 37 tips and reviews

Sherry L.Sherry Li: Love this place! My new favorite authentic mid-high end sushi place. Get the omakase!

Takeshi 🍜 O.Takeshi 🍜 Ohishi: Truly authentic and cozy Sushi place. You should def try to hold the counter bar and talk with the chef!

Jacob W.Jacob Wolman: Nigiri Omakase. Amazing.

Tony’s Pizza Napoletana is one of The 15 Best Authentic Places in San Francisco.

13. Tony’s Pizza Napoletana

9.4
1570 Stockton St (at Union St), San Francisco, CA
Pizza Place · North Beach · 391 tips and reviews

Bullfrog & BaumBullfrog & Baum: Rustic Italian pizza with authentic ingredients imported right from Napoli. Their traditional Margarita is quite delicious.

Shaun C.Shaun Crampton: Best pizza ever, tied with pizza l'Antica in Naples. Share one of the 73 margheritas and a marinara between two for the authentic experience!

Jon M.Jon Marshall: Outstanding authentic pizzas. A little pricey but worth it.Make a point to visit but be warned the wait can be lengthy as it's first come first serve

Biergarten is one of The 15 Best Authentic Places in San Francisco.

14. Biergarten

9.1
424 Octavia St (btwn Linden & Fell St), San Francisco, CA
Beer Garden · Hayes Valley · 146 tips and reviews

ThrillistThrillist: An authentic outdoor German beer garden, serving 6 Germanic beers on tap by the liter and half-liter. Food'll include two bigger-than-at-Suppenkuche pretzel offerings. Read more.

AskMenAskMen: A small handful of authentic and delicious German beers are served in ginormous steins, and the bratwurst is the best you'll find outside of Bavaria. Read more.

Joey C.Joey Combs: Not the most authentic German place in the Bay Area, but their currywurst was on point. Get the pretzel too!

Saigon Sandwich is one of The 15 Best Authentic Places in San Francisco.

15. Saigon Sandwich

9.1
560 Larkin St (Btw Eddy & Turk), San Francisco, CA
Sandwich Place · Tenderloin · 166 tips and reviews

Henry W.Henry Wu: Worst banh mi in the Bay Area. Soggy mess inside. Not authentic at all.

Cindy T.Cindy Tsui: most authentic banh mi I've had since i moved from San Jose!

Natalia M. H.Natalia M. Homolova: This is a must do for any #banh #mi lovers. It's a takeaway place and as authentic as it gets.