The Best Restaurants with Vegan Options in San Francisco

The OpenTable Team

With its temperate climate and year-round growing seasons, San Francisco is considered a mecca for vegans.

What else would you expect from a city with access to some of the world's greatest produce? But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. You’ll find everything from neighborhood gems to vegan sushi bars, rustic Italian spots to airy brasseries—all vetted by the types of tastemakers who know the best restaurants with vegan options around the city. Impress your friends and family and score a table; we wish we could join you.

Restaurants:La Ciccia, Otoro Sushi, Bluestem Brasserie
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:Italian, Japanese, Californian
Neighborhoods:Noe Valley, Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, Downtown / Union Square

La Ciccia

$$$$·Italian·
Noe Valley
2,482 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem
A quaint eatery owned by a married couple who enjoys living and working together to create amazing food combinations, La Ciccia offers an extensive wine list as well as an array ofRead more
100% recommended
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Otoro Sushi

$$$$·Japanese·
Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
653 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
Offering drink options such as sake, wine, and more, Otoro Sushi is perfect for those who like vegan food but don't mind eating at a non-vegan location. Select from their array of Read more
85% recommended
Fit for Foodies in San Francisco

Bluestem Brasserie

$$$$·Californian·
Downtown / Union Square
2,203 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
Serving an array of fresh, flavorful dishes, tasty wines, signature cocktails and more, Bluestem offers a wide array of foods and desserts. Focusing on sustainability in addition tRead more
86% recommended
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Firefly Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Noe Valley
2,258 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Cozy
A restaurant that has been in existence for over 25 years, Firefly offers a variety of vegan and non-vegan entrees for customers of all kinds. With a goal of continuously providingRead more
92% recommended
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Venticello

$$$$·Italian·
Nob Hill
1,841 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Cozy
Known as one of the area's best-kept secrets, Venticello Restaurant has been recognized as one of the most romantic places to eat in all of San Francisco. With an environment akin Read more
100% recommended
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Gracias Madre - SF

$$$$·Mexican·
Mission
1,069 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Fit for Foodies
A vegan Mexican restaurant offering an array of flavorful combinations you'll grow to crave, Gracias Madre one of the top vegan restaurants in the area. A nod to the divine femininRead more
94% recommended
Healthy in San Francisco Bay Area

Zuni Cafe

$$$$·Modern European·
Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
6,625 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Founded in 1979 by Billy West, Zuni Cafe is a restaurant that focuses on using seasonal organic ingredients while serving traditional dishes from France and Italy. Virtually all thRead more
94% recommended
Best Food in San Francisco
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Garibaldi's on Presidio

$$$$·Californian·
Presidio Heights
1,973 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
Known as a trendy, stylish spot with a clubby feel, Garibaldis on Presidio Boulevard offers an extensive menu that has been satisfying customers of all kinds for the 22-years it haRead more
100% recommended
Vibrant Bar Scene in San Francisco
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Lupa Trattoria

$$$$·Italian·
Noe Valley
758 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
A restaurant that focuses on using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients above all, Lupa Trattoria serves meat but also has a variety of vegan-friendly meals. Serving a variety of Read more
93% recommended
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North Beach Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
North Beach
2,756 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Authentic
  • Good for Birthdays
Serving an array of meal options “from the heart of Tuscany”, North Beach Restaurant prepares their meals with only the finest, freshest ingredients. Offering lunch, dinner, desserRead more
100% recommended
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Kokkari Estiatorio

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Financial District / Embarcadero
6,829 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
Created based on the notion of philoxenia, which is loosely translated as the art of making a stranger into a friend, Kokkari Estiatorio was named after a small fishing village on Read more
95% recommended
Mediterranean in San Francisco Bay Area
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HK Lounge Bistro

$$$$·Chinese·
Richmond District
551 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
Known as one of the best Chinese restaurants in the area, Hong Kong Lounge II includes a variety of flavorful dishes for people from all walks of life. Including a variety of vegetRead more
92% recommended
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Sessions at the Presidio

$$$$·Californian·
Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio
1,081 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Scenic View
A restaurant that focuses on serving small, flavorful plates for sharing, Sessions at the Presidio prides itself on serving locally-sourced fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Also offeRead more
96% recommended
Great for Lunch in San Francisco

Heirloom Cafe

$$$$·Californian·
Mission
1,098 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Notable Wine List
Made with the goal of offering aged wines from their personal cellar to pair with interesting foods of all kinds, Heirloom Cafe is a fun place for vegan as well as non-vegans. DeliRead more
96% recommended
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La Toque

$$$$·French·
Napa
2,091 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
Serving a variety of traditional French food, La Torque offers a variety of tasty food and wine pairings to a mixed crowd of meat eaters, vegetarians, and vegans. This restaurant fRead more
87% recommended
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Ananda Fuara Vegetarian Restaurant

$$$$·Vegetarian·
Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
Serving a variety of 100% vegan meals, the name Ananda Fuara is translated as “fountain of delight”. Striving to offer every customer a calm, relaxing environment in which to enjoyRead more
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Shizen

$$$$·Japanese·
Haight
A fully vegan sushi bar, Shizen provides its customers with creative fusions incorporating sushi techniques with classic Shaolin methods. Easily considered one of the best vegan reRead more
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Cha-ya Vegetarian Japanese Restaurant

$$$$·Japanese·
Mission
Offering contemporary Japanese-vegan cuisine, Cha-Ya is a great option for those seeking the best vegan restaurants in SF. Serving a selection of savory vegan foods, this restauranRead more
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The Commissary - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Spanish·
Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio
631 reviews
  • Healthy
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Organic
Offering various Award-winning foods, the Commissary serves Spanish-inspired foods that are fresh and locally sourced. Following the lead of head chef, Traci Des Jardins, in collabRead more
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Arguello - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Mexican·
Pacific Heights
464 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Authentic
Featuring a variety of both traditional and new age fusions, Arguello is a Mexican food lover's paradise. Including an array of vegan and non-vegan options, visitors enjoy explorinRead more
100% recommended
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