Julia Chen

San Francisco Staff Writer

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Julia is a Bay Area native and the Staff Writer for The Infatuation SF, which means she spends most of her time eating her way through the city, taking overhead photos of dumplings, and googling synonyms for the word “tender.” Other passions include collegiate gymnastics, yoga sculpt, and day trips to Yosemite.

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SF Review


Souvla is an excellent fast-casual Greek spot with multiple locations throughout San Francisco.

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SF Guide

The Best Restaurants In North Beach

Our 12 favorite places in the neighborhood.

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SF Review


This Italian restaurant in the Financial District is one of the most reliable places for a fantastic meal in San Francisco.

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SF Review


For excellent wood-fired pizza, cocktails, and wine, head to Damnfine in the Sunset.

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SF Review


For excellent house-made pastas and fresh crudos, head to Itria in the Mission.

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SF Review

Empress By Boon

Empress by Boon is an upscale Cantonese restaurant in Chinatown that feels like an exclusive club you actually want to go to.

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SF Review

Home Plate

Home Plate is a lowkey diner in the Marina with great pancakes.