Russian Hill


  • Casual Donut Shop – $
  • This place is awesome – open 24 hours!! The crumb donut is supposedly the best, but you will be happy with any thing you order. Also – They have these huge donuts that you can do a donut challenge with – if you eat it within 3 minutes you get the donut for free.
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Giant Donut  PC: @lindsielevinson

Elephant Sushi

  • Trendy Sushi – $$
  • $2 Sake bombs!
  • Come right when it opens at 6.
  • They have a second location in the Tenderloin! Easier to get a table.
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  • Frozen Yogurt – $
  • Great fro yo- you choose a base flavor and the topping and then they mix it all together in this machine. Their rice pudding is also delish.
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loving cup- fredel

PC: @fredelromano


  • Taco Tuesday Spot – $
  • Must Order:
    • Tacos- get them Nick’s way
    • Guacamole
  • Best For: Taco Tuesday, Groups, Casual Mexican, Fun Meal
  • They have a good taco Tuesday deal, you can even make a reservation if you have 5+ people. It starts getting crowded around 7. Nick’s is a great place to go have a drink and cheap tacos with some friends.
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  • Trendy American – $$$
  • Must Order:
    • Egg Potato Puffs!!!
    • Squid Ink Pasta
    • PB&J Donuts
  • Best For: Nice Dinner, Date, Parent Dinner, Trendy, Last Minute Res
  • Great food, cool ambiance, smaller menu. Make a reservation so you don’t have to wait a long time. Come here for a nice relaxing ambiance, my only quarrel is I feel like they try and rush you out a bit. I like having a glass of wine and spacing out the courses, regardless I will 100% return and thoroughly enjoy those little potato puffs again.
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  • Hole in the wall Pizza – $
  • Best Pizzas:
    • Everything
  • Best For: Casual Meal, Take Out, Delivery, Pizza, No Res
  • I love Za. Super casual, no frills, spot located in Russian Hill, and it is usually always busy. They do have (limited) seating so you can eat here, but a lot of people choose the take away option. You can make your own whole pizza or get a slice of one of their daily specials. They even free delivery if you are in their delivery zone. BUT I will say they don’t answer the phone if they are really busy, so it’s always best to just come in person.
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