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The Best Wings in San Francisco

The California Gold Rush might have brought the city's first settlers, but today visitors flock to San Francisco for the food. San Francisco can proudly claim ownership over cioppino, sourdough bread, Crab Louis, soup-filled dumplings and even Popsicles. It doesn't end there, and San Fran also serves some of the country's best chicken wings. But where do the savviest diners choose to eat out? Welcome to our Tastemaker List We’ve gathered data from OpenTable’s most seasoned diners to pinpoint the best wings in San Francisco. Check out the following eateries and book a table today!

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The OpenTable Team
11 Restaurants
Updated December 17, 2019
Restaurants:Violet’s, Barnzu Korean Restaurant, Fiorella Clement
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American, Contemporary Korean, Italian
Neighborhoods:Richmond District, Financial District / Embarcadero
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Violet’s

$$$$
American
Richmond District
4.5
399 reviews

Patrons who visit Violet’s are promised a perfectly crafted cocktail, and the size of the drink menu shows just how seriously the eatery takes this responsibility. They offer several classics and specialty items, and there are over 100 different spirits to choose from. The food menu is just as impressive with delicious options like tavern burgers, fried chicken, BBQ oysters and pickle-brined wings – easily some of the most unique and best wings in San Francisco. Chrome plating, deep hues of blue, globe lighting and a unique ceiling design create a contemporary ambiance for guests to enjoy their meal.


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Barnzu Korean Restaurant

$$$$
Contemporary Korean
Financial District / Embarcadero
4.3
111 reviews

The uniquely designed bar – fully equipped with Avant Garde lighting and black metal shelves – is often the first thing to grab guests’ attention when they walk into Barnzu Korean Restaurant. The rest of the décor maintains an air of basic yet high-end. They offer contemporary Korean cuisine for their patrons, and this includes some of the best wings in San Francisco. Even after this filling appetizer, though, visitors typically move on to the Barnzu salad, kimchi arancini, stuffed chicken soup or braised beef short rib. Translated, the restaurant name means ‘food to drink while eating.’ Their impressive drink menu lives up to this.


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Fiorella Clement

$$$$
Italian
Richmond District
4.7
961 reviews

Located in the heart of the Richmond District, Fiorella offers their guests a variety of delectable Italian dishes. This includes nearly a dozen types of wood-fired pizza, several pasta selections and selections of antipasti ranging from marinated olives to Sicilian stewed octopus. Their herbed chicken wings buck the traditional buffalo variety and are seasoned with garlic and lemon. The unique lighting sculptures, local-focused murals and minimalist décor don’t necessarily scream ‘Old Country Italy,’ but offering some of the best wings in San Francisco more than makes up for that.


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The Patio by Alexander's Steakhouse

$$$$
Contemporary American
SOMA
4.2
231 reviews

Massive wall murals, neon lighting, abstract art and impressive chandeliers create an environment within ALX that’s modern and hip. This certainly attracts a clientele that gets excited over the prospect of seasonal ingredients and locally sourced foods, but by offering some of the best wings in San Francisco, they manage to attract everyone. The Social Hour menu offers a basket of wings in either Cajun butter, ALX buffalo or honey Worcestershire sauce. Other delicious items include homemade cavatelli, filet mignon, New Zealand lamb shank and a variety of other international flavors.


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Magnolia Brewing - Haight

$$$$
Californian
Haight
4.6
46 reviews

What started out as an artisan brewery in a tiny basement has grown into the Magnolia Haight. Draft handle décor, wooden barrels and paintings featuring hops serve as a reminder of this time long past, but more modern touches provide notice that the establishment has evolved. This is particularly obvious on their food menu that features Harrissa sausages, beer-battered local cod and fried eggplant sandwiches. Their contribution to the best wings in San Francisco category comes in either buffalo or sweet & sour chili sauce.


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Chili House

$$$$
Chinese
Richmond District
4.5
263 reviews

Not many chefs have served two Chinese presidents along with the Consulate General of China, but that's exactly what the head chef of Chili House has accomplished. His creations are known the world over, and both locals and tourists alike can’t rave enough about the menu. Offerings include Golden Pumpkin prawns, Mongolian beef and two versions of the best wings in San Francisco. Choosing between the Princess Chicken Wings and Chicken with Explosive Chili Pepper is often difficult. The Chinese décor is only outshone by the Kung Fu Tea and Sichuan Face Changing performances.


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Dirty Habit

$$$$
Californian
Downtown / Union Square
4.3
694 reviews

Not many eateries would venture to call themselves the 'gateway to San Francisco's wild side,' but Dirty Habit does so and lives up to the claim. Five floors above the SOMA neighborhood, they offer exotic drinks not found elsewhere along with major events like the Casino Royale New Year's Eve Bash. Giant gears fill an entire wall, and the lighting structures have a purely modern appearance. Their menu features lamb ribs, king salmon, chicken wings and more. Theirs are some of the best wings in San Francisco – featuring sweet soy and chili vinaigrette – and they’re enjoyed among a party atmosphere.


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International Smoke San Francisco

$$$$
American
SOMA
4.5
2618 reviews

Patrons visiting International Smoke are greeted with unique lighting, contemporary architecture, modern design and smiling faces. This collaborative concept focuses on international preparation techniques, cooking over an open flame and healthy cuisine options. Their menu includes Maine lobster tail, cedar-smoked salmon, Tokyo-style chicken karaage and grilled branzino. Those seeking the best wings in San Francisco, though, will fall in love with the mango-scotch bonnet double duck wings. Take a gander at the open fire pit while visiting!


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Aliment

$$$$
American
Downtown / Union Square
4.6
730 reviews

Anyone repeatedly visiting the same eatery may eventually grow tired of their fare, but this isn't the case at Aliment Restaurant. That's because their menu changes with the season, so there's always something new to enjoy. Offerings could include buttermilk fried chicken, steakhouse burgers, braised short rib and grilled salmon. Their mango habanero and spicy BBQ wings are also some of the best wings in San Francisco. Guests can enjoy them along with a sangria or their favorite cocktail, and watching TV projected on the wall or simply admiring the large wall of wing upstairs is an added bonus.


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Pa'ina Restaurant and Bar

$$$$
Hawaiian
Japantown
4.6
153 reviews

A blend of San Franciscan and Hawaiian culture awaits guests of Pa'ina. This is witnessed immediately upon walking in due to vibrant paintings and unique flora partnered with the occasional local music and hula demonstrations. Taco Tuesdays and Aloha Sundays shouldn't be missed, but Wingsdays – every Wednesday – offer some of the best wings in San Francisco for only 25 cents. Flavors include spicy mango, buffalo, sriracha honey and Pa'ina sauce. Other offerings include seafood black garlic noodles, short rib, 'skrimps' and Kalua pig tostadas.


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E&O Kitchen and Bar

$$$$
Asian
Downtown / Union Square
4.5
2686 reviews

Deep within Union Square sits a modern Asian oasis known as E&O Kitchen and Bar. Wicker seating, unique lighting fixtures and wooden statues set a classy mood, and the menu is just as impressive. Popular options include poached prawn, chicken katsu, grilled steelhead and NY strip. Their Korean fried chicken wings are undeniably some of the best wings in San Francisco, and they feature chile jam, pickled radish and sesame seeds. Guests who show up at the right time – such as during the Asian Spice Route, lunar new year or Restaurant Week – get to experience special happenings.


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