Unicorn Pan Asian Cuisine - San Francisco
Unicorn Pan Asian Cuisine - San Francisco

Unicorn Pan Asian Cuisine - San Francisco

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.unicorndining.com/
  • Phone: 4159829828
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Happy Hours: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 7:00pm, Sunday: closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Pan-Asian, Vietnamese, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Kim
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please call for details.
  • Special Events: We have quarterly wine tasting dinner. Please call for tasting date.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Front and Battery
  • Public Transit: We are around the corner from the Embarcadero Bart station.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is plenty of street parking in front after 7:00pm. Free parking is also available on the side street after 6pm. Public parking garage is within half a block.
A word from Unicorn Pan Asian Cuisine - San Francisco
At Unicorn, we provide a unique, modern and elegant dining atmosphere suited to relax our customers and prepare them to embark on a Pan-Asian culinary experience. Over 50 dishes are traditionally prepared and our selection is a blend of fresh, daily hand picked vegetables and meats, complimented with an array of herbs and exotic spices. We provide a selection of fine wines, delicious desserts and traditionally prepared Asian teas and coffees to complete your dining experience.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAsian
Unicorn Pan Asian Cuisine - San Francisco reviews from OpenTable diners
19 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.3
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (5)great for lunch (5)vibrant bar scene (4)good for groups (4)special occasion (3)hot spot (3)romantic (2)neighborhood gem (2)late-night find (1)notable wine list (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • I saw good reviews on yelp.com,
    JackieVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2008
    I saw good reviews on yelp.com, and yelp! didn't let me down! The food was wonderful and the service was excellent! It was pretty slow when I had dinner there, but I'm sure even if the restaurant was a little more crowded, the service still would've been great! And to top it off, the prices were very reasonable! I definitely will come back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I always have a wonderful
    Meili
    Dined on 6/18/2008
    I always have a wonderful experience at Unicorn. I have participated in large groups as well as with one person. I go there knowing I will enjoy the food. The presentation is beautiful and the flavors of the different dishes are memorable. It's one of my favorite places to dine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A bit loud, but consistently
    BartShulman
    Dined on 6/9/2008
    A bit loud, but consistently great food and fantastic service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My friend and I celebrated
    CityGirlVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2008
    My friend and I celebrated her birthday at our lunch on Monday. As always, the food and service were wonderful. Many thanks!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and great service,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000
    Dined on 5/30/2008
    Great food and great service, but the noise was simply unbearable (I could hardly hear even the people right next to me). It ruins an otherwise really nice restaurant. Very, very unfortunate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • On this particular evening,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 5/22/2008
    On this particular evening, the restaurant was noisy due to a political rally in the bar area. The noise was not too bad in the dining room itself. The food was FANTASTIC, as always. The service was a little slow -- one of our dishes was not prepared until the server reminded the kitchen -- but the staff handled this nicely, with the offer of dessert on the house. Overall, it was a very nice evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was excellent, as
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/20/2008
    The food was excellent, as it was on a previous visit, however the waiter's attitude was notably poor.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good vegetarian and vegan
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    Good vegetarian and vegan options, tasty delicious food, quite healthy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was very good with excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/12/2008
    It was very good with excellent service and seating. I plan to go more often for business lunches since it's also so close to my office.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unicorn was a great find.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    Unicorn was a great find. The food was very good, the service great. I would return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was excellent. A great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 5/6/2008
    Food was excellent. A great new addition to my favorites list. Flavors were very unique and all the food was fresh!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely enjoy everything
    CityGirlVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2008
    Absolutely enjoy everything about the restaurant. The service is very good; I feel welcomed whenever I walk through the door because the host, hostess, and servers recognize me as a returning patron...I truly feel the warmth of the staff. I'm so glad that I took a chance at trying a new place in the city. I try to dine at Unicorn Pan Asian every time I'm in SF for business. The food is consistently wonderful and delicious. The extensive wine list has my favorite...Navarro Pinot Noir. The prices are very reasonable when compared to other restaurants in the Financial District. I have invited several friends to dine at Unicorn and they all agree with me...Unicorn is a great place to dine! I highly recommend Unicorn.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience. The ambiance
    ceez
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    Great experience. The ambiance was modern/elegant & romantic. The food was very tasty & with good portion size. Didn't care for the corkage fee though, thought is was too much. Otherwise, would go again & recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • very good attentive waiters..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/23/2008
    very good attentive waiters.. food was very very tasty and unusual. We had a great time. and If you are a tea connisuer the hot teas are excellent.. hard to find in good restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I have been there a few times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/21/2008
    I have been there a few times now. On every occasion, the servers looked very displeased when we didn't order beverages and appetizers.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The 5=spice duck was not hot
    Pathologist
    Dined on 4/4/2008
    The 5=spice duck was not hot and a bit greasy. Waitress took nearly 20 minutes to bring a cup of coffee.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The main downside was I made
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 3/31/2008
    The main downside was I made reservations but it didn't matter we still had to wait 15 minutes for a table. I'm sure if I had not made a reservation and walked in when I did I would have had the same table. For me great food can make up for a lot of things, but at lunch during the business week I make reservations because my time is limited. I don't appreciate being kept waiting for a quarter of my lunch hour.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service - very friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/24/2008
    Excellent service - very friendly and efficient. Excellent food. The decor and richly colored walls are very pleasing - the restaurant gives off a very warm and comfortable vibe. The food arrives after not much of a wait, and the presentation is excellent. What a treat it is to dine at Unicorn Pan Asian Cuisine - San Francisco! The menu at the SF store offers more of a selection of food than the original Unicorn in Berkeley, but it is also excellent there. If the special "Albino Rolls" are offered, order them! They're filled with shrimp and scallops and served with a tangy-sweet dipping sauce - so delicious! The steak and prawns duet is also a winner. Everyone I bring to Unicorn loves it there and can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I have dined at Unicorn twice
    CalWineAsscVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2008
    I have dined at Unicorn twice now and found the food to be very well executed and priced fairly. The menu is varied and unpretentious, which is a pleasant change of pace. The wine list is well rounded and again, priced fairly. The service is very attentive and professional. I would highly recommend Unicorn as a must-try in the Financial District.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very innovative menu. All
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 3/18/2008
    Very innovative menu. All items were very delicious! I'll be back...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was great but the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 3/15/2008
    The food was great but the service was not quite up to par. Hopefully the service can improve.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We went to Unicorn looking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/12/2008
    We went to Unicorn looking for a dining experience unique to San Francisco. Not so much. IMO, Unicorn has the distinct feel of a concept restaurant tailored specifically to business meetings. The restaurant just felt flat and tired. Nothing on the menu jumped out and the food was questionable quality generic "pan asian" fare. And my dessert, the chocolate cake, tasted suspiciously like something you would by at the local grocery store. I would be amazed if it actually was made at the restaurant. To me, Unicorn was just boring - both the food and the ambience. Honestly, a place like Penang which is a much larger chain has more character to me than Unicorn and that is saying something.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My boyfriend and I stumbled
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 3/10/2008
    My boyfriend and I stumbled onto this little gem of a restaurant. The service is really attentive and they really care about your experience. The food was delicious and moderately priced. We loved it so much we brought our parents for another visit. This time there was an item that was a little on the salty side, but nothing unforgivable. I recommend it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food and service - a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/1/2008
    Good food and service - a little loud, hard to hear the person sitting next to you
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic