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16 San Francisco Restaurants That Are Open on Monday

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Whether you’re in the industry and looking to dine out on your day off or just too exhausted with the start of the week to fathom cooking anything yourself, Monday night can occasionally require a restaurant meal. And yes, there are notoriously slim pickings.

But there are San Francisco restaurants serving excellent pasta, sushi, and tacos to kick off the week. From casual burger spots to beachy seafood shacks, these restaurants are here to answer your every Monday night craving — including the one for frilly bottomed sheng jian bao or fresh, briny oysters.

Here are 16 restaurants (and bars) open on Monday nights in San Francisco.

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1. China Live

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644 Broadway
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 788-8188
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Georgen Chen’s massive emporium is a multi-venue complex, and the market on the ground floor serves everything from fried scallion bread and butter garlic noodles to sheng jian bao and peking duck. And while you’re there, might as well stock up on the housemade condiments.  

2. Wildseed

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2000 Union St
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 872-7350
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The white-washed parklet and plant-filled dining room at this vegan Cow Hollow restaurant are always crowded, and Adriano Paganini delivers just what the neighborhood craves: a bountiful mezze featuring green falafel and smoked white bean hummus; tangles of campanelle tossed with Beyond sausage and peperonata; and cocktails spiked with lilac-hued butterfly pea tea infused gin. 

3. Hog Island Oyster Co.

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One, Ferry Building, #11
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 391-7117
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A trip to the Ferry Building is a treat in and of itself, but a plate of a dozen Hog Island oysters takes it over the top. Sure, the menu also offers salads, chowder, and grilled cheese but those briny bivalves are the ideal pairing for the views of the bay and bridge beyond. 

Oysters and caviar from Hog Island Hog Island Oyster Co.

4. Peacekeeper

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925 Bush St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 504-2502
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Peacekeeper brings the outdoors in with its expansive sky lights and abundance of houseplants trailing down the back bar. There’s no food save for chips and salsa, but you’d be hard pressed to find a better cocktail option in the Lower Nob Hill neighborhood on a Monday night. 

The sunny interior of Peacekeeper with tall ceilings and large skylights. Patricia Chang

5. Pakwan Restaurant - Tenderloin

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501 O'Farrell St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 776-0160
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You’ve got options when it comes to tracking down Pakwan’s affordable Indo-Pakistani eats. There are outposts serving long menus of biryani and fragrant curries from the Tenderloin to Ingleside. 

6. Marufuku Ramen

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1581 Webster St #235
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 872-9786
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This Hakata-style ramen-ya has been drawing long lines since it opened in 2017 but only because the bowls of rich, creamy tonkotsu broth and thin noodles are some of the best in the city. At least you can wander the Japantown shops while you wait. 

7. Mandalay Restaurant

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4348 California St
San Francisco, CA 94118

There’s no shortage of Burmese restaurant options in SF, but if you’re going to do it, may as well hit Mandalay, one of the city’s oldest and best. The menu is packed with flavor from the samusa soup to the iconic tea leaf salad. 

Lahpet thoke at Mandalay Omar Mamoon

8. Fiorella Clement

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2339 Clement St
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 340-3049
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There’s still plenty of pillowy pizza and fresh pasta to be had at this, the original location of Fiorella. But now you can find its signature toile wallpaper featuring SF celebs and herbed chicken wings in both Russian Hill and the Inner Sunset.

9. a Mano

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450 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 506-7401
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If your Monday calls for a healthy dose of carbs, look no further than Hayes Valley’s a Mano, where an ever-changing list of pastas can be accompanied with small plates like marinated olives and fontina arancini. As you would expect from an Adriano Paganini restaurant, it’s a stylish space with bright splashes of red, green, and white (representing the colors of the Italian flag) throughout. 

10. Horsefeather

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528 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 817-1939
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This top-notch cocktail bar woos with a whiskey- and gin-soaked list that’s just the right balance of creative and approachable. And be warned: if you take on the Daywalker — a formidable combo of tequila, mango, and tepache foam — then you may crave something to eat. The katsu sandwich and cheeseburger are excellent options. 

11. Otra

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682 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 500-2774
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Step inside the narrow dining room at this Lower Haight haven for modern Mexican food and you’ll be greeted with fluttering turquoise papel picado and vegetable-centric plates like roasted carrot tostada and stunning charred cabbage. Drinks range from smoky to sweet, but avoid being overly fussy.  

The interior of Otra with blue papel picado hanging over a long dining room with concrete floors. Lauren Saria/Eater SF

12. Sushi Shio

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206 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 529-1030
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You’ll find some remarkably affordable options at this Mission sushi spot — for example a $42 ten-piece sashimi tasting and a $39 sushi tasting that includes eight pieces of fish. Enjoy it all, or the menu of nigiri, in the narrow grey-and-white dining room or on the matchbox-sized back patio. 

A table with bottles of wine in the background and plates of sushi in front. Sushi Shio/Facebook

13. Zazie

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941 Cole St
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 564-5332
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It’s a brunch destination seven days a week, but Cole Valley’s Zazie is also a cozy French bistro by night. The back patio is strung with twinkling lights, making it a romantic setting to split escargots, coq au vin, and maybe even a ramekin of vanilla creme brulee. 

A wooden table of French food on decorative plates Zazie

14. Hook Fish Co

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4542 Irving St
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 569-4984
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Soak up the laidback surfer vibes at this Outer Sunset seafood shack, where the dedication to transparency in sourcing means you’ll know the port, vessel, and method that brought that tuna poke to your plate. It’s casual fare — think fish tacos, burritos, and ceviche — that can be enjoyed on the wooden parklet adorned with native plants. 

15. WesBurger n' More

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2240 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 745-9371
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Whether you love a beefy burger or only crave them occasionally, WesBurger N’ More, with its prime location on 18th and Mission, is here to satisfy. The patty is thin and juicy with crispy edges and the potato buns offer just the correct amount of squish. Plus it’s mustard, pickle, ketchup, onion, and American cheese all the way baby. 

A Wesburger with melted American cheese and a potato bun. Wes Rowe

16. Mama Ji's

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4416 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 626-4416
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No frills Chinese cuisine is the name of the game at this Castro restaurant. There’s dim sum on the weekends but the weekday dinner menu has juicy Shanghai dumplings plus dry-fried green beans, kung pao shrimp, and Beijing-style chicken with eggplant — all imbued with the delicate essence of wok hei. 

Fried onion cakes Mama Ji’s/Facebook

1. China Live

644 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133

Georgen Chen’s massive emporium is a multi-venue complex, and the market on the ground floor serves everything from fried scallion bread and butter garlic noodles to sheng jian bao and peking duck. And while you’re there, might as well stock up on the housemade condiments.  

644 Broadway
San Francisco, CA 94133

2. Wildseed

2000 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123

The white-washed parklet and plant-filled dining room at this vegan Cow Hollow restaurant are always crowded, and Adriano Paganini delivers just what the neighborhood craves: a bountiful mezze featuring green falafel and smoked white bean hummus; tangles of campanelle tossed with Beyond sausage and peperonata; and cocktails spiked with lilac-hued butterfly pea tea infused gin. 

2000 Union St
San Francisco, CA 94123

3. Hog Island Oyster Co.

One, Ferry Building, #11, San Francisco, CA 94111
Oysters and caviar from Hog Island Hog Island Oyster Co.

A trip to the Ferry Building is a treat in and of itself, but a plate of a dozen Hog Island oysters takes it over the top. Sure, the menu also offers salads, chowder, and grilled cheese but those briny bivalves are the ideal pairing for the views of the bay and bridge beyond. 

One, Ferry Building, #11
San Francisco, CA 94111

4. Peacekeeper

925 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94109
The sunny interior of Peacekeeper with tall ceilings and large skylights. Patricia Chang

Peacekeeper brings the outdoors in with its expansive sky lights and abundance of houseplants trailing down the back bar. There’s no food save for chips and salsa, but you’d be hard pressed to find a better cocktail option in the Lower Nob Hill neighborhood on a Monday night. 

925 Bush St
San Francisco, CA 94109

5. Pakwan Restaurant - Tenderloin

501 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102

You’ve got options when it comes to tracking down Pakwan’s affordable Indo-Pakistani eats. There are outposts serving long menus of biryani and fragrant curries from the Tenderloin to Ingleside. 

501 O'Farrell St
San Francisco, CA 94102

6. Marufuku Ramen

1581 Webster St #235, San Francisco, CA 94115

This Hakata-style ramen-ya has been drawing long lines since it opened in 2017 but only because the bowls of rich, creamy tonkotsu broth and thin noodles are some of the best in the city. At least you can wander the Japantown shops while you wait. 

1581 Webster St #235
San Francisco, CA 94115

7. Mandalay Restaurant

4348 California St, San Francisco, CA 94118
Lahpet thoke at Mandalay Omar Mamoon

There’s no shortage of Burmese restaurant options in SF, but if you’re going to do it, may as well hit Mandalay, one of the city’s oldest and best. The menu is packed with flavor from the samusa soup to the iconic tea leaf salad. 

4348 California St
San Francisco, CA 94118

8. Fiorella Clement

2339 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94121

There’s still plenty of pillowy pizza and fresh pasta to be had at this, the original location of Fiorella. But now you can find its signature toile wallpaper featuring SF celebs and herbed chicken wings in both Russian Hill and the Inner Sunset.

2339 Clement St
San Francisco, CA 94121

9. a Mano

450 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Read Review |

If your Monday calls for a healthy dose of carbs, look no further than Hayes Valley’s a Mano, where an ever-changing list of pastas can be accompanied with small plates like marinated olives and fontina arancini. As you would expect from an Adriano Paganini restaurant, it’s a stylish space with bright splashes of red, green, and white (representing the colors of the Italian flag) throughout. 

450 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA 94102

10. Horsefeather

528 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

This top-notch cocktail bar woos with a whiskey- and gin-soaked list that’s just the right balance of creative and approachable. And be warned: if you take on the Daywalker — a formidable combo of tequila, mango, and tepache foam — then you may crave something to eat. The katsu sandwich and cheeseburger are excellent options. 

528 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA 94117

11. Otra

682 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117
The interior of Otra with blue papel picado hanging over a long dining room with concrete floors. Lauren Saria/Eater SF

Step inside the narrow dining room at this Lower Haight haven for modern Mexican food and you’ll be greeted with fluttering turquoise papel picado and vegetable-centric plates like roasted carrot tostada and stunning charred cabbage. Drinks range from smoky to sweet, but avoid being overly fussy.  

682 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117

12. Sushi Shio

206 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103
A table with bottles of wine in the background and plates of sushi in front. Sushi Shio/Facebook

You’ll find some remarkably affordable options at this Mission sushi spot — for example a $42 ten-piece sashimi tasting and a $39 sushi tasting that includes eight pieces of fish. Enjoy it all, or the menu of nigiri, in the narrow grey-and-white dining room or on the matchbox-sized back patio. 

206 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94103

13. Zazie

941 Cole St, San Francisco, CA 94117
A wooden table of French food on decorative plates Zazie

It’s a brunch destination seven days a week, but Cole Valley’s Zazie is also a cozy French bistro by night. The back patio is strung with twinkling lights, making it a romantic setting to split escargots, coq au vin, and maybe even a ramekin of vanilla creme brulee. 

941 Cole St
San Francisco, CA 94117

14. Hook Fish Co

4542 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122
Read Review |

Soak up the laidback surfer vibes at this Outer Sunset seafood shack, where the dedication to transparency in sourcing means you’ll know the port, vessel, and method that brought that tuna poke to your plate. It’s casual fare — think fish tacos, burritos, and ceviche — that can be enjoyed on the wooden parklet adorned with native plants. 

4542 Irving St
San Francisco, CA 94122

15. WesBurger n' More

2240 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
A Wesburger with melted American cheese and a potato bun. Wes Rowe

Whether you love a beefy burger or only crave them occasionally, WesBurger N’ More, with its prime location on 18th and Mission, is here to satisfy. The patty is thin and juicy with crispy edges and the potato buns offer just the correct amount of squish. Plus it’s mustard, pickle, ketchup, onion, and American cheese all the way baby. 

2240 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110

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16. Mama Ji's

4416 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94114
Fried onion cakes Mama Ji’s/Facebook

No frills Chinese cuisine is the name of the game at this Castro restaurant. There’s dim sum on the weekends but the weekday dinner menu has juicy Shanghai dumplings plus dry-fried green beans, kung pao shrimp, and Beijing-style chicken with eggplant — all imbued with the delicate essence of wok hei. 

4416 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94114

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