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 · 267 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 · 43 tips and reviews

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.

Thomas P.Thomas Pajor: Outstanding German restaurant. I'm a native German and the Sauerbraten and the Rote Grütze were both authentic and delicious. This place is easily on par with German restaurants in Germany.

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

3. Suppenküche

9.1
525 Laguna St (at Hayes St), San Francisco, CA
German Restaurant · Hayes Valley · 228 tips and reviews

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

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

Michael M.Michael Mizrahi: Even if it looks packed, if you're a small group you might be able to snag a spot in the alcove behind the bar. Really authentic and fun German.

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

4. Farmhouse Kitchen

9.2
710 Florida St (at 19th St), San Francisco, CA
Thai Restaurant · Mission District · 90 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

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

5. The Italian Homemade Company

9.1
716 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA
Italian Restaurant · North Beach · 54 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.

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

6. Nopalito

9.1
306 Broderick St (btwn Oak St and Fell St), San Francisco, CA
Mexican Restaurant · Panhandle · 255 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.

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

7. Burma Superstar

9.3
309 Clement St (btwn 4th & 5th Ave), San Francisco, CA
Burmese Restaurant · Inner Richmond · 346 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.

8. Molinari Delicatessen

9.2
373 Columbus Ave (at Vallejo St), San Francisco, CA
Deli / Bodega · North Beach · 89 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.

Taqueria El Farolito is one of The 15 Best Authentic Places in San Francisco.

9. Taqueria El Farolito

9.3
2779 Mission St (at 24th St), San Francisco, CA
Mexican Restaurant · Mission District · 357 tips and reviews

Heather R.Heather Romero: Try the asada tacos! They're the most authentic tacos I've had in NorCal

Christine B.Christine Borkowski: The quesadilla super suiza was so good! Get the full experience by dining in or decide to take it to go. Either way your food is going to be authentic and delicious. Hit up the salsa bar too!

Jessica P.Jessica Placencia: Authentic Mexican food. Usually crowded but worth the wait.

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

10. Biergarten

9.1
424 Octavia St (btwn Linden & Fell St), San Francisco, CA
Beer Garden · Hayes Valley · 152 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!

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

11. Wako

9.2
211 Clement St (3rd), San Francisco, CA
Japanese Restaurant · Inner Richmond · 39 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.

Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar is one of The 15 Best Authentic Places in San Francisco.

12. Ryoko's Japanese Restaurant & Bar

9.2
619 Taylor St (at Cosmo Pl), San Francisco, CA
Sushi Restaurant · Lower Nob Hill · 377 tips and reviews

Eric B.Eric Bell: Old, authentic Japanese restaurant with a solid chef. Prepare for a wait to get in.

Vanessa G.Vanessa Gonzalez: Lo mejor de lo mejor. Auténtico japonés. No dejes de pedir el atún de entrada. Rollo mi favorito el jumping tuna. Pide el alcatraz también. Pasa lleno así que toma tu tuneo para la fila. Lo vale.

Gregory S.Gregory Singh: Excellent Food in authentic japaneese kitchen. A must to visit and try the daily menu

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

13. Tony’s Pizza Napoletana

9.3
1570 Stockton St (at Union St), San Francisco, CA
Pizza Place · North Beach · 410 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

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

14. Saigon Sandwich

9.1
560 Larkin St (Btw Eddy & Turk), San Francisco, CA
Sandwich Place · Tenderloin · 169 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.

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

15. Tacolicious

9.1
741 Valencia St (btwn 18th & 19th St), San Francisco, CA
Taco Place · Mission District · 269 tips and reviews

DensDens: Apparently all the Texas kids go nutty over the Tex-Mex queso ("it's super authentic!). A-okay with me... as long as I can dip my chipz in it.

Ben C.Ben Coffee: Really fast. Fairly authentic tacos. "Order at the counter" kind of a place.

Tiana D.Tiana Danger: Authentic? No. But fairly enjoyable, yes. Every single item on the menu -from tacos to margaritas to guac- tastes different every time you order it. Queso Dip, service & tequila selection are on point