It's time to update the Eater 38, your answer and ours to any question that begins, "Can you recommend a restaurant?" This highly elite group covers the entire city, spans myriad cuisines and collectively satisfies all of your restaurant needs. Every few months, we add pertinent restaurants that were omitted, have newly become eligible (restaurants must be open at least six months) or have stepped up their game. And keep in mind, this list is presented in no particular order.
As always, a few places must depart the 38, including Gitane (which has undergone a lot of chef shuffles of late), Outerlands (which is closed for renovations), and Izakaya Sozai. Their spaces are filled by industry fave Old Mandarin Islamic, crowd-pleaser Kokkari Estiatorio, and elegant Izakaya Yuzuki. (If you're looking to find our essential bars, the Eater SF cocktail heatmap has what you're seeking.)
Rather than having a stage-four meltdown over our having excluded your favorite restaurant from the list, wouldn't it be more productive to just nominate it for inclusion?
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