Paprika

4.9
112 Reviews
$30 and under
Hungarian

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Paprika brings a refreshing cuisine to the Mission District of San Francisco with the addition of classic Eastern European cuisine, with Hungarian, German and Czech influences. Paprika is an important spice in Eastern European cooking so expect to see it in many of the menu options. Popular choices are the paprika goulash with pork and gnocchi and the various authentic sausages. The dishes are presented beautifully as well as tasting marvelous.



Paprika boasts a simple, uncomplicated dinner menu as well as German and Czech beers chosen to complement the cuisine. There are also some wine options from Hungary, Germany & Austria. The atmosphere is casual and relaxing with friendly and attentive service. Paprika has been recommended by the Michelin Guide for San Francisco dining for 2016 and again in 2017.


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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 112 people are saying
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GeorgG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the Gulasch, great beer, super nice people.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, service was great, people were very kind and passionate about the cuisine and legacy.

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ArtV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Hungarian and Czech dining. Nice to have a place with a true sized litre!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service.

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FrankieM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paprika has amazing food! This visit we had caprese salad, paprika goulash and
chicken paprikash. Always excellent! This is one of my favorite restaurants to take family and friends to. The food is especially comforting when the SF weather is dreary or cold.

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vipDHaaaa
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I wanted to love this place, the the food just lacked flavor overall, except for the sausages.

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FahmidK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was flavorful and more interesting than expected.

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LawrenceF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night location and the food was excellent.

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vipJeweljd
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, service and wine! We will be back!

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vipReliable
San Francisco
175 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We very much enjoyed Paprika. Goulash, Pilsner, and the best strudel I’ve ever had - what’s not to like?

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, awesome beer

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food was good. The split pea soup was amazing.

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allegator
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Surprisingly authentic and tasty Hungarian dishes. I was only disappointed in the packaged gnocchi and was hoping for something homemade like spatzel.

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vipoldenoughtoknow
San Francisco
209 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good under coronavirus circumstances. Sitting outside on 24th Street was very comfortable and the servers were very handsome and accommodating.

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Frsnobear
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are one of the few San Francisco restaurants that are serving dinner Al Fresco style outside as a sidewalk cafe. The first thing I saw upon arrival was the staff cleaning and sanitizing the tables and chairs where we were being seated. The staff is attentive and friendly. The food was well worth the trip to SF. The deserts were mouthwatering. Overall 5 stars!

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vipCarlW
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful Valentine's Day dinner with authentic Eastern European food. We had the chicken paprika and the pork goulash and both dishes were delicious. Started with each of the soup offerings for the day, Split Pea and Tomato, which were also very tasty. It's a small place, staffed by the owners, who are very pleasant and attentive. This was our third visit to Paprika and we highly recommend this great little spot in the Mission..

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SandyM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Paprika is in a great location. The food is delicious and the service was superb. It' wonderful to have an eastern European restaurant in the Mission neighborhood. It provides variety and a great taste of culture. Bravo to the owners and to the people who waited the tables and took wonderful care with each person. They may very well be the owners!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owners are incredibly friendly, attentive, and relaxed. The Szeged Goulash is the reason to go; delicious, consistent gourmet comfort stew, served with all the warm sourdough you need to polish your plate of the sauerkraut cream! Large steins of beer and generous wine pours to boot, and das boot they have btw if you're looking for an extra smiley departure!

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Coop
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent goulashes, bread, charcuterie board, plus BIG beers. What's not to love?

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AmyM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy, delicious, good location. Friendly servers, nice menu, will definitely be back!

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YijuC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice small restaurant that reminds me of Europe. Food is good and service is friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a great date here. The staff is amazing and will surely make your night! The food is also quite tasty

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KarenP
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the paprika goulash. The flavor and texture of the meat was very good. Enjoyed the gnocchi. Good meal and value.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Limited menu, kind waitstaff, fast service and seating

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vipdub06
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great.
Food was really good.
Ambience was causal and welcoming, though a bit warm.
I definitely recommend.

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Lester
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I had a great dish--Goulash with pork and gnocchi. My companion was less excited about his chicken dish. The Caesar salad was great--fresh and crisp with fine dressing, and the apple strudel dessert was delightful, not too sweet, as is often the case.
I was most impressed by the couple who own it, as they were so pleasant and the pride of ownership comes through. I'd definitely go back.

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AndreaE
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. We came early on a Tuesday so we were the only one’s there for half our meal. So of course we had great service. Our waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu and explained ingredients and preparation. Definitely will come again.

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vipDavidB
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I have been to this restaurant a few times and it is a true neighborhood gem. It is a family-run operation. Always get a warm welcome and enjoy some hearty food and good beer. If you are craving a some good Central European food, this is the go-to spot in the Mission.

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Cecilia
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice casual dining with excellent food and outstanding service. The hostess was friendly, gave tips on what to order, and was attentive but not intrusive. Another plus is their affordable prices.

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vipSanFranciscoResident2021
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Eastern European Cooking - A Real Find in San Francisco

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Derek
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! This place is a hidden gem. I will definitely be back soon!

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vipJeffG
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and great value!

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JoeO
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Paprika Restaurant is a typical hole-in-the-wall restaurant run like a mom & pop eatery. The food is excellent, tasty, and well proportioned. The ambiance is rustic but friendly. Although we compared it to the Paprika Restaurant in Budapest, Hungary which was a very high bar, our local Paprika Restaurant was well worth the evening out and we definitely will be back.

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vipmichelle
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated by the window which made for great people watching. Food was delicious and a good value.

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vipBGT950
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant is a real find. Although the decor is relatively sparse, it's intimate, warm and has the feel of a neighborhood haunt. Above all it is one of the few restaurants left in San Francisco where you can enjoy a quiet dinner. The service is attentive without becoming overbearing and the food is excellent; reliable, traditional meals, well prepared and presented, and very reasonably priced. The goulash entrees and the Apple Strudel were remarkably good and the Tomato Basil Soup was the best ever.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very tasty meal and attentive service. Will return.

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vipPECASF
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Unique blend of Central and Eastern European dishes. Hard to find meals prepared in a very traditional way. Pro Tip: If it says "spicy" in the name of your dish it means SPICY! Europeans are very simple people in this regard, they actually say what they mean...:P

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BruceF
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Paprika was a great eating eperience. The owner/Chef is charming and very efficient. His Chicken Paprikash was the best I have ever had. I can highly recommend this restaurant. Nothing fancy, just great food and drink.

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Richard
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

If you miss the flavors of eastern european foods that your grandmother used to make, this is the place to go! The flavors in the goulash and paprikash brought me back to her kitchen, and the apple turnovers for desert reminded me of her apple pastries.

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vipHarryV
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

superb food and service. fantastic goulash with sauerkraut, and home made tomato soup. excellent beers on tap

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Paprika using the Order Online button. Paprika also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Paprika also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 375-1477.

Paprika is rated 4.9 stars by 112 OpenTable diners.

Paprika does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.paprikasf.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.