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Diners' Choice: Best Service restaurants in San Francisco

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best service in San Francisco? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Sushi Hashiri restaurant
5 (204)
$50 and over
About the restaurant
A progressive approach executed from a deep history of Kappo and Omakase Edomae Sushi. Two of Japan’s historical culinary concepts brought together combining hyper-seasonal ingredients and premium fish selections direct from our private purveyor inside the world renown Toyosu fish market in Tokyo, Japan. Hashiri’s focus is to exemplify its re-evolving cuisine to showcase Japan’s richest seasonal ingredients.

Hyper seasonal multi course Kappo & Omakase Edomae Sushi dining experience at the sushi counter.

Hyper seasonal Omakase Edomae Sushi dining experience at the sushi counter. Tue & Wed

Due to limited seating capacity, internationally imported goods to curating your daily menu, cancellations or "no-shows" within 72-hours of the reservation will incur the full amount of their dining experience. Cancellations for parties 5 and more requires 5 day
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Amazing food and service. Delectable Sushi. Chef Ono-San was outstanding host. Will visit again.
A photo of Fare Play restaurant
4.9 (25)
$50 and over
About the restaurant
Fare Play is a pop-up restaurant created by Chef Brenden Blaine Darby, a San Fanfrisco chef, farmer, and artist with a diverse background of culinary collaborations with NOMA, Manresa, Martin Berasategui, and Yoshi's SF. The menu of Fare Play is inspired by Brenden's grandmothers while also showcasing hyper-local and their time working at Michelin-starred restaurants as well as jungles, deserts, and regenerative farms across the globe.

Our atmosphere strives to be a new third place for SF Locals with a unique service style reminiscent of eating with family.

Fare (/fer/) -noun
A range of food of a particular type.

Play (/plā/) -verb
-engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose.

Our menu features local produce from queer farmers across the Bay Area from roots, stems, seeds, and flowers.

Come with an open mind and leave with a full heart.
Top review
Dined on Jun 9, 2024
The decor was fun, and the chef was personable and gracious.
A photo of Nisei restaurant
5 (33)
$50 and over
Russian Hill
About the restaurant
Nisei presents a contemporary approach to Japanese American cuisine by combining deep Japanese flavors, refined cooking technique, and Northern California's finest ingredients. The restaurant is a personal reflection of Chef David Yoshimura's unique experience as a chef and second generation Japanese American, or Nisei.
Top review
Dined on Jun 3, 2024
An absolute pleasure to dine here. Ronanin and the rest of the front of house team were absolutely fantastic and very knowledgeable about the menu and drinks. It was great to have some of the chefs come out to explain their food with such passion. Really impressed with the whole experience. Can’t wait to come again for the food and service!
A photo of Caffe Macaroni restaurant
5 (701)
$30 and under
North Beach
About the restaurant
Chef & co-owner, Mario and his delightful wife, Stephanie, have a knack for making you feel as if they are cooking and serving just for you at this super-reasonable North Beach nook offering robust Southern Italian fare reminiscent of his native Naples; whether you’ve snagged an outdoor table or are in the small, casual interior, it delivers a pasta fix. The menu changes daily to ensure freshness.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 6, 2024
Mario and Stefani ( owners ) are fantastic. Thisca classic Pld School Italian dinning at its best !!
A photo of grace restaurant
4.7 (53)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Named after Grace McCann Morley, SFMOMA’s forward-thinking founder who believed in art for all, our Floor 1 restaurant is a welcoming gathering place for the community. Enjoy American fare, drinks, and art in a casual indoor/outdoor setting.
Top review
Dined on May 28, 2024
I love grace. I’m already thinking about when I’ll be there next. Excellent staff & delicious food, with the bonus of delightful cocktails. Don’t miss it.
A photo of Presidio Kebab restaurant
5 (55)
$30 and under
Pacific Heights
About the restaurant
Turkish food inspired by our chef from Istanbul. Fresh dishes made daily prepared in house!
Top review
Dined on May 30, 2024
Wonderful restaurant! Great food, excellent staff. Highly recommend.
A photo of Memento SF restaurant
4.8 (63)
$31 to $50
Fusion / Eclectic
Noe Valley
About the restaurant
Welcome to Memento SF. An upscale New American cuisine in San Francisco’s Noe Valley. An oasis in the center of the city, where tastes and atmosphere collide in the perfect song. We feature a small, eclectic menu that hits every note to perfection. From extraordinary takes on the familiar to the truly unexpected, experience a vibrancy bursting from every dish. More than a restaurant, Memento SF is an expression of love. A celebration of local art and music tucked in a welcoming neighborhood hotspot. The perfect place for a cocktail or cozy date night, whether it’s your first meal together or your 20th anniversary. Our featured dishes include our famous Crispy Curry Chicken and our Za'atar flat bread has become a fan favorite. Try some of our low ABV cocktails and you'll be pleasantly surprised; specifically Purple Rain which has also become a top item on our menu.

Top review
Dined on Jun 15, 2024
My fiancé and I had a lovely time at Memento! Our favorite dishes were the salmon tartare and crispy curry chicken. The soju-based cocktails were very unique as well. The service was great, ambiance was cozy, and the care and quality of the bartender and chef was clearly visible. Would definitely recommend!
A photo of Yakiniku Shodai restaurant
4.8 (57)
$50 and over
Japanese Speciality
Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
About the restaurant
Yakiniku Shodai hopes to bring in an extraordinary yakiniku dining experience to the San Francisco Bay Area. Begins with the high quality selections of Japanese Wagyu, comparable Michelin star level of attentive service, and skillful hands of our talented chefs. Together, we confidently present the most exquisit taste of meat and make every meal at Yakiniku Shodai a truly extraordinary dining experience.
Our owner/ chef Andy, originated from Taipei, Taiwan, has over 20 collective years experience in the restaurant industry.
Top review
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
Friendly staff. Fresh ingredients. I like how I could taste the flavoe of the meat instead of sauce.
A photo of Harris' restaurant
4.8 (5302)
$50 and over
Russian Hill
About the restaurant
Harris’ is the quintessential steak house experience. We offer dry-aged, mid-western beef, outstanding martinis, and an award winning wine list.
In our lounge we have live jazz nightly.

Although the lounge is available for more casual dining, we do have a dress code in the main dining room: please, no shorts, t-shirts or sportswear.
Top review
Dined 1 day ago
If you want a good steak, this is the place. Too bad you can not hear the music over people thaking at the bar.
A photo of Hinata Sushi restaurant
4.9 (180)
$50 and over
Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
About the restaurant
Hinata is a Sushi Omakase restaurant located in San Francisco's Van Ness district. We use quality ingredients along with authentic techniques to bring the most surprising and innovative Omakase experience to our guest.

We offer a prix fixe sushi menu starting at $85-$125.Our menu will change daily, depending on the season and what is available from the Toyosu Market in Japan. Our full course meal will include 12-18 courses: starter, zensai, nigiri sushi, soup, and dessert.

Please note:
- We only offer a set Omakase tasting menu (each reserved seat must order the Omakase)
- We can not accommodate Vegetarians/Vegans
- We require 24 hour notice for any allergies and dietary restriction modifications
- We are unable to modify the menu on the same day of the reservation
- Please review the CANCELATION/NO-SHOW policy before booking

We look forward to seeing you soon!
Top review
Dined 7 days ago
This was a wonderful last minute find on Open Table. We had just returned from Japan three weeks before finding this jewel and felt like we were back Japan.
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