There are a lot of great places to eat in San Francisco. But what if you want to eat Asian dishes? And even though there are millions of restaurants to choose from, we have gathered some of the best ones to share with you. These restaurants will not just help you fill your stomach but also satiate your soul.

Here are the 5 must-try restaurants to get the Asian feel when craving curry in San Francisco:

Kagawa-Ya Udon

If you are a person who loves udon, then Kagawa-Ya is a place that you much visit. And since it is located in the market, you can easily get to this place and have a simple meal to fill yourself. You can order a traditional bowl here like the Kitsune Udon. But in case you want to try something new, they are also known for their experimental combinations like the Spicy Sweet Bean “Zhejiang” Udon or the Creamy Kabocha with Chicken Udon. 

Just check out their menu and take your pick. The dishes here are made from Udon machines from Japan that were brought in by the owner. Moreover, their food is always fresh, where the noodles are prepared by them every day. So, you know that you are getting quality here.

Chili House

If you are searching for the best Chinese food, this is where you need to come. Their food actually lives up to their name which means that everything is spicy here. With many drool-worthy options, you can pick up anything from the menu to enjoy the food. A few of the must-try dishes here are the Kung Pao Tofu, soup dumplings and Peking duck. In fact, if you want to have the duck, you will have to call in advance as they only serve 20 a day.


In case you are craving to have some Korean food, Aria has got all you need. It is the place you have dreamed of. It is a small mom-and-pop shop owned by Koreans since the 1970s and they do K-street food remarkably well. Initially, it started off as a chips-and-fish joint. But in 2012, they pivoted and the rest became history. 

Just so you know, the restaurant is not very spacious. So, unless you come during an off-hour, you might have to get take out. But in case you get to sit inside, the decor is very intriguing. It has stickers lining the walls and trendy skateboard stickers as well. If you go with your friends in a group, their share combo platter is a huge save. The quality of the food is great as they use fresh ingredients and only the organic dark meat for flavor.


This is a Vietnamese restaurant and is well-known for its garlic noodles. One thing that makes this restaurant and adds as a bonus for Asian eateries in SF is that the prices for the dishes here are super affordable. The portion they offer is huge, so you can count on leftovers. Moreover, the food is so tasty that you will taste the flavor in each bite. In fact, you can order all the proteins you want, including the pork chops, pork, prawns, beef, curry chicken, five-spice chicken, or seasoned vegetables.

Rooster & Rice

This restaurant specialized in Khao Mun Gai, which is also called chicken and rice. And even though it sounds quite basic, this is a Thai secret street food that you should not miss out on. There are four menu items based on the dietary restrictions that people have. But it is advised to have the original one if you want to get the right flavor. The dish comes with an egg, broiled chicken, seasoned rice, their special sauce, cucumbers, and a small bowl of chicken broth soup. Mix and eat to get the best flavor of Thailand.