Mission Chinese serves bar none some of the best, and most numbingly spicy, Chinese food in the city. They categorize themselves as “weird Chinese” and it definitely feels weird to see pastrami on a Chinese menu, but good weird - like when Emma Watson tries to do an American accent. It’s ideal for big group dinners, with an easy to share, and relatively inexpensive menu. Any spot that has thrice cooked bacon is on the right side of history, but watch out for the Chonqing Chicken Wings - they’re silent but deadly.
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Taqueria el Buen Sabor
There are as many taquerias on Valencia as there are anywhere else in the country, and Taqueria El Buen Sabor is one of our favorites.
Foreign Cinema in the Mission is still one of the most unique restaurants in San Francisco, and you need to come here at least once in your life.
Pakwan comes through in the clutch with long hours, reasonable pricing, a large space, and potent spices.
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Dumpling Time in the Design District is a fun stop for dim sum and sake with a group of friends.
Palette Tea House
The great dim sum at Palette Tea House gives us a good reason to go to Ghirardelli Square.
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Pushcart Fare in the Mission has solid takeout dim sum and good larger items like popcorn chicken.
Prubechu in the Mission serves fantastic Guamanian food. Don't miss the sticky and sweet short ribs.
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