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About Cajun Pacific

Cajun Pacific offers Louisiana favorites in a casual, family friendly spot in San Francisco's Sunset District. Diners can stop in for dinner and experience Cajun delights like gumbo andouille sausage corndogs and fried green tomatoes to start the meal.

Entrée options at Cajun Pacific include vegetarian options like red beans and rice, along with Creole crawfish pasta, blackened chicken on jicama slaw and many others. Make sure to visit each week to see which new recipes owner and chef Charles Maddox adds to the menu. Cajun Pacific also offers vegan and gluten-free dishes, ensuring everyone in the group can find something to enjoy.

4542 Irving St
San Francisco, CA 94122
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Cajun, Californian, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Thursday: 6:00PM - 10:00PM. Friday/Saturday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM.

Closed: Sunday - Wednesday.

Cross Street:
47th Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 504-6652

Website:
http://www.cajunpacific.com/

Catering:
Cajun Pacific provides a full range of catering services for business and private clients. Services and menu options can be scaled to suit your needs and budget . . . Chef Chuck and Stacey will tailor a menu to specific to your event, budget and mood. Think of Cajun Pacific when planning a birthday or graduation party, a wedding or rehearsal dinner, holiday entertaining and for business events including office lunches, cocktail parties, sales events, and company parties. Catering can be provided on-site and fully-staffed, and for delivery or pick up.

Parking Details:
Street parking can usually be found in the streets adjacent to Cajun Pacific, and parking is readily available on Lincoln (one block north) and two blocks west at La Playa.

Public Transit:
Cajun Pacific is located at the corner of Irving at 47th Avenue: alight the N/Judah at 46th Avenue and walk one block north and west to the restaurant. The 18/46th Avenue stops at Irving & 46th.

Executive Chef:
Charles "Chuck" Maddox

Private Party Facilities:
Cajun Pacific is available for private parties seven days a week for lunch, brunch, dinner or a cocktail party. The dining room accommodates up to 24 seated or 35 in a cocktail party setting. Email cajunpacific@sbcglobal.net with questions and for menu options.

Private Party Contact:
Stacey: (415) 504-6652

Additional:
Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout

Special Events & Promotions:
holiday menus available including turducken and deep fried turkey; email for details
crawfish boils (seasonal)
special menus including Hawaiian fish and local Dungeness crab

Cajun Pacific Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

3.7

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (99)
Fit for Foodies (72)
Special Occasion (17)
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Romantic (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
Good for Groups (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 26, 2016

We love going the Cajun Pacific.
It a drive for us but well worth it. Make sure you make a reservation. The place is tiny. Great flavores , fresh ingredients. Cheaper than a trip to New Oleans . Enjoy!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2016

Only seven tables, this place is tiny. The food is fantastic - great seasonal ingredients. Adequate, good-value wine list.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on April 30, 2016

This place never disappoints. Converted front of a typical San Francisco house, small, crowded and noisy, but good food, great maitre d', energetic kitchen.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 16, 2016

We have been coming here for many years and always enjoy the food and the intimate surroundings. The place is small, the staff is small but the flavors are big. Authentic Cajun food mixed with fresh California ingredients. The only downside to this spot is how small and tight it is, but I guess that is part of the charm. Great food in the outer Sunset, well worth the journey.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 11, 2015

Around the corner from us, so easy to visit. We've been there a number of times over many years. The kid's (now grown up) top restaurant. It is an intimate, cozy, relaxed destination that makes you wait for its consistently excellent fare. Cornbread muffins that demand seconds and could stand thirds, though unseemly gluttonous to ask. We started with unusually delicate mussels basking in flavor of its brilliant broth. When the main courses arrived we were met with plentiful slices of the most perfectly cooked duck draped across a bed of supple polenta anointed with sauce that complimented both... demanding a final finger-sweep to squeegee the last molecules off the plate. The crayfish pasta suffused in an elegant "fromage-y" cheese sauce with a piquancy that set off tender crayfish meat nestled in each bite. Plump succulent prawns pleasured another of us as we shared dishes tastes, and protected our own from depredation by our neighbors. All too soon, we were so full, we sat back in our chairs as if waiting for "one wafer thin mint" to blow us to smithereens. Yet, without shame, we descended upon the bread pudding which disappeared so quickly in a blizzard of spoons that I can't remember it was ever actually there.
Go with close friends for whom long conversations can make you forget how long it takes to be served, and yet never forget how good the slow unfolding meal is. You may as well be in France, where the wait is due to the care in preparation and respect for your evening, not in turning tables. And, signs on the wall are clear in saying as much.. "good things take time"

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2015

It's a very small and intimate venue. The decor is lovely and quaint and it feels very homey. It's a fun vibe yet slightly romantic and cozy. Very authentic and still unique!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2014

Great chicken! Cool local slot!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 30, 2014

Gumbo was good. Make reservations as it gets packed and the restaurant is really small. A good southern dining experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 28, 2014

Third time I've been there....enjoyed the meals and restaurant each time. If you're thinking of trying the restaurant, I highly recommend the Portobello mushroom Wellington if it's on the menu that evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 5, 2014

really great food in a causal, authentic room with nine tables. best soft shell crabs ever!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 26, 2014

HAVE BEEN HERE SEVERAL TIMES AND WAS ALWAYS FABULOUS......HOWEVER HAD DESSERT THIS TIME AND MUST ADMIT THE BREAD PUDDING WAS A MISS.....TASTED OLD AND DRY......NEVER ORDER IT AGAIN....BUT MAIN COURSES ARE WONDERFUL AND SERVICE IS GREAT.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 12, 2014

great food, wonderful atmosphere, excellent, attentive service….I highly recommend this restaurant

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 5, 2014

FOOD: food was perfect! Kudos to the chef!
SERVICE: waitress was friendly, hustling to get to all 7 tables (Thumbelina restaurant). Could have used one more wait staff, but I'm not sure if there was room for another wait staff.
PROBLEM: The issue came with getting seated. I wanted to have a good meal and have a chance to really chat with my new boyfriend. I had a 7:00 reservation but did not get seated until 7:35 pm! This was, by far, the LONGEST wait for a table WITH a reservation. Spoiled the ambiance for us. Once we ate, we just wanted to get out.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 30, 2014

Our group of six included former residents of the Quarter in New Orleans. They praised the Cajun Style food and said the bread pudding was the best they had ever eaten. Friendly home style service.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 23, 2014

Fifteen years. CP has been serving this tantalizing fare for 15 years. I almost don't want to tell other diners how stupendous the food is here. We shared three apps: the asparagus, the gumbo and the crawfish beignets. The asparagus had a light lemon sauce with a soft-cooked egg, much like the dish at Plaj-excellent. Beignets, light and perfectly browned with a zingy remoulade. Cornbread nutty and perfectly textured. My diner mates loved the gumbo-I love a different formulation but the flavors were nice. I had the bbq shrimp w/two sides: ratatouille and blue lake beans. Again, textures, flavors, presentation were perfect. Trout special? Excellent. If you're a wine snob, you may be disappointed, but get over it. Order the bread pudding.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 9, 2014

CAJUN PACIFIC CONSISTENTLY SERVES FABULOUSLY FRESH, DELICIOUS FOOD IN A FUNKY SETTING......I'D BEEN THERE BEFORE AND ALL THE POSITIVES REMAIN THE SAME.....AMAZING HOW EFFORTLESSLY THE SERVER MANAGES TO PROVIDE ATTENTION TO A ROOM OF DINERS..TRULY A GEM! WILL DEFINITELY RETURN.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 28, 2014

good food but it took an hour and an half to get to out table.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 28, 2014

Great food, truly. Portobello Wellington was fantastic, as was every dish we ordered. Oysters with Brie also unbelievable. This chef has a unique talent for food, Cajun or not, we'd imagine.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 1, 2014

Food was just OK. Nothing that great. Really like the space. However, the Check Please Bay Area review episode seems to have been filmed a very very long time ago.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 21, 2014

am of Cajun descent, so I am picky and know what gumbo is. I had a bowl of the chicken and Andouille version and was not disappointed. The wine list is short but well chosen and reasonable. Having passed the gumbo test (most places don't even know the difference between a gumbo and a creole dish.....) I will be back for something more substantial. I heard talk of the softshell crab po boy and saw a creamy seafood pasta go by that looked fab.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 17, 2014

This was our second trip to Cajun Pacific. We live just down the street, so it's great to pop over to for an outstanding meal. Def need reservations as 3 couples were turned away on Fri. The place us pretty small & the service is very leisurely, so tables do not turn over fast. We had the sausage "corn dogs" which were pretty good, pork tenderloin, which was juicy, flavorful & amazing, and BBQ shrimp, which were a cooked well, a good amount, but I wasn't in love with the sauce . Finished with the bread pudding, which us good, but I wish they had another option for dessert. They list pie, etc on their catering menu. Overall, wonderfully cooked food!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 21, 2013

A great neighborhood vibe here. The place seats about 20 people at a time. One chef one woman attending to the guests. Food, comes out hot and very flavorful. Portions are huge, beware. We loved our time and would definitely recommend.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2013

Feels like we're in New Orleans - great music, good vibe from the hostess and chef. He puts his own spin on the NOLA cooking style; we love it. Be warned, this place is very small - but that is part of the charm and fun!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 31, 2013

Great food, friendly vibe, unique atmosphere and two blocks from home, Well worth the trip even if you don't live nearby. You can book Cajun Pacific for private parties too - about 20 guests. I did and everyone had a wonderful time and enjoyed the food.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2013

Cajun Pacific, hands down, has the best tasting Gumbo in town! Wait, as a matter of fact, the best soft shell crab po' boys as well. (Just make sure it's in season.) Also the best cornbread. Great food, great service. The space is very cramped, make sure you have reservations.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 17, 2013

This restaurant only has 7 tables and a few bar stools, so it can fill up quickly. Even with reservations, others would request certain tables to be reserved, so we ended up next to the door. Despite the small accommodations, we enjoyed our meal. My boyfriend had the rib eye steak and I had the veal chop. Both dinners were cooked to perfection! We wanted medium rare and it was a nice juicy pink inside with a great flavor in every bite. We also had the crawfish beignets as an appetizer, but didn't taste much of the crawfish. The sauce was a bit spicy and had a kick to it which we liked. And we were served 2 pcs of cornbread which was a little spicy as well, but very good. Overall, it was a good experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 17, 2013

How did I not know this place existed?! Great Cajun food! The gumbo was particularly good.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 11, 2013

Delicious! Being from nola, it's always hard to find good nola style foods outside of nola. The food here was great, I felt like I was back home!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 18, 2013

Ive been a Chef, 30 years. Love this place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 13, 2013

We had a fabulous meal, and this is definitely one of those spots you want to book through Open Table. It's small, cozy, and open just three nights a week.
Stacy took really great care of us, and gave us the most sincere and enthusiastic tips on enjoying our upcoming first trip to Jazz Fest. She was equally engaging with every table in the place...regardless if they were regulars or new faces. She really seems to love what she is doing, as we all should when we go to work.

This isn't a Cajun "themed", its true to itself. From the well executed food (with plenty of vegetarian options too), to the hospitality, to the delicious wine and bread pudding.

I have always said a good business feels like it has a soul. CP has it!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 11, 2013

I picked this restaurant for something different ... one because it was Cajun food and the other to get away from the "norm" of the typical fancy dining places. My girlfriend and I had never eaten Cajun food so it was a first for us. The food was good and fresh. We especially liked the Gumbo. I really liked the corn bread straight from the oven but it was too small. The place was a bit tight but it made for a cozy atmosphere especially if you were on a date. Recommended ... reserve because a few customers came without reservations and they had to wait (not good since there is no place to wait). Parking was not the best and we had to park 3 blocks away, so probably making early reservations better. Overall not a bad choice.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 8, 2013

Finally tried this place after living in the Sunset for 5 years. It's only open thursday, friday and saturday each week. And only for dinner. The gumbo was good and the shrimp was good, just small on the portions for the price. Nothing I have to go back for though.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 16, 2013

I went to this restaurant after I heard great things about the food and the attention to detail to the menu. I went with 3 friends and were excited to try the food. We were sorely disappointed in the food. This is what we found:

1) The corn bread muffins were burned. I love well made cornbread and this was poor executed. I cook often at home and would never serve burned food to my guests.

2) The jambalaya was not what we expected. It looked nothing like the jambalaya I've had in Louisiana or any other venue. It also lacked any flavor.

3) I ordered a shrimp dish that was not good with regard to flavor or freshness.

4) We ordered a lamb appetizer. Although the flavor was OK, the lamb was essentially raw.

Would not recomend...

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2012

I haven't been to Cajun Pacific in years - and that's not due to lack of effort on my part. Previously you would show up and the restaurant would be closed (for catering?) and the reservation system was "iffy." However the use of OpenTable to make reservations seems to coincide with other improvements. The food was excellent, indeed it seemed slightly better prepared than years ago. The gumbo was fantastic, as was the chocolate bread pudding dessert. My only recommendation for improvement would be to enlarge the beer/wine selection.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2012

Stacey is hands-down the heart and soul of the restaurant. She made us feel at home and directed us on how and what to order.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 14, 2012

Thought the food was well prepared and a good value. The fact that it took some time to get our dishes demonstrated that the food was being made to order. The tastes were good without being overdone.

My wife had the Duck and Grits and I had the crawfish Pasta. Both were very tasty.

As for desert, I would say that the Bread Pudding was just OK.

We would definitely go back as we have been looking for just this kind of neighborhood jem with honestly prepared and very tasty food.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 18, 2012

The food is different and very well seasoned. We had the lamb, BBQued shrimp and gumbo. All were very good to excellent. Prices are outrageously cheap.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 3, 2012

Tiny place way out near the beach. The 5 or so tables and the kitchen are in one room.
Found parking close by at 6 pm. We were welcomed, served promptly, and enjoyed Cajun barbecued shrimp & crawfish pasta with delicious warm corn bread and a glass of wine that was good but not cheap.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 28, 2012

What a surprisingly great meal behind a very modest storefront. We both very much enjoyed our meal at this almost tiny Sunset restaurant. We'll be back!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 28, 2012

Food was a solid 9 / 10 - it was Very Good, but not quite Excellent. The service was what I'd call "relaxed". Water got refilled, we were never ignored, but it wasn't super-speedy either (which is a good thing for a relaxing dinner and a bad thing for a hurried one).

Overall, totally worth the visit, and I intend to come back.

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