Yemeni's Restaurant

3.6
12 Reviews
$30 and under
Middle Eastern
Chef Mohamed has been cooking professionally in San Francisco since 2004. In 2009 he introduced SF's first-ever Yemeni Restaurant to help diners discover the food of his country. He uses homemade spices, with herbs grown and dried by his family in Yemen and flown in for use in Yemeni's kitchen. So the flavors in Yemeni's marinades are unlike any you will taste outside of Yemen because they are unique to the family tradition. For lovers of exotic cuisine, you can enjoy Vegetarian or Meat Saltah, Lamb or Chicken Mandi, Lamb or Veal Haneed, Ghallaba Beef or Chicken, Lamb or Chicken Agda, and Lamb Liver. There are many options for vegetarians including lentil soup, and Arabian mezaa (falafel, baba ganoush, hummus, tabbouleh). A traditional Yemeni breakfast is also served throughout the day! Beverages include traditional Yemeni milk tea or traditional red tea, Vemto pomegranate drink or fresh juices.
What 12 people are saying
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3.6based on all time ratings
3.9
food
3.5
service
2.9
ambience
3.7
value
Noise · Quiet
50% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CarilK
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They closed early even though we had a reservation. No Christmas dinner. Have called to complain. Never get a call back.

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FrancescoG
London
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This rating goes to Yemeni restaurant and Opentable combined. Booked a table for 2 at 7.30PM, and received confirmation from Opentable. When we arrived at the restaurant, at 7.30 sharp, it was already closed.

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Madhu
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Legit Yemeni food. You'll see how authentic this place is by all the Yemeni people eat here. One of the best ethnic food restaurants in San Francisco. Highly recommend this place.

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Madhu
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is not a fine dining restaurant, however they do have authentic Yemeni food. Not a place to go on a date or a business meal, great place to grab affordable dinner or lunch.
If haven't tried Yemeni food, this place is a must try.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food. They don’t serve alcohol. Would have been better with a glass of wine.

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AlexanderStoeckl
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this restaurant. The food was amazing. I'll definitively visit it again when i'm in San Francisco, it's a must go.

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vipEvetteD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Okay not really worthy of being on waters best list.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Best Yemeni’s food . I love there falafel

JM
JustMe
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I've been here a few times for my Yemeni cravings and this place never disappoints. We had the tandoor bread, hummus, grape leaves, chicken mandi and the lamb kabsa on this visit, all of which were excellent. We finished it off with the yemeni milk tea and baklava.

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kauairose
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Unbelievable! OpenTable confirmed reservations at this restaurant for 3:30 pm. We arrived in SF at noon, checked into our hotel, then walked to the restaurant, and it was closed! Opens at 5 pm. We had to scramble to find another place nearby to get something to eat, as we had to be somewhere by 6 pm. Not good!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
48 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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susan
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, helpful server, delicious food, ample portions and reasonable prices! Plus it’s walking distance from civic center and theaters.

FAQs

Yemeni's Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Yemeni's Restaurant is rated 3.6 stars by 12 OpenTable diners.

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.