From Japanese-Peruvian fare to a humble yet fragrant rice bowl, here are some of the best dishes and restaurants to try on Mother’s Day.
The cozy French restaurant is famous for its brunch, featuring everything from Dungeness crab eggs benedict to house-made lemon ricotta pancakes. For dinner, Zazie offers a selection of classic French entrees like white trout with ratatouille and slowly braised lamb shank over a parsnip & celery root puree.
Located at the Kimpton Alton Hotel, Abaca has everything from pork lumpia to squash dumplings. The restaurant serves both classic and contemporary variations of different Filipino dishes. You can find them at Jones and Beach Street in Fisherman's Wharf.
Cuban and Colombian classics are the main attraction at Chao Pescao. The restaurant serves everything from Colombian empanadas vallunas made with masa to bistec de palomilla. Chao Pescao focuses on the family recipes of founder and owner Rene Denis. The dishes are heartwarming and filling, highlighting the rich culinary diversity and flavor of the region. Go check them out at the intersection of Mcallister and Larkin Street.
The restaurant has been serving up Californian cuisine since it first opened in 1979. Zuni Cafe has a rotating menu inspired by seasonal ingredients. Nonetheless, you can always be sure to find a large selection of fresh oysters and their most popular dish, the roasted chicken.
Kaiyo recently opened at the Hyatt Place Hotel, just steps from Oracle Park. The restaurant is full of plants, rich textiles and even a roaming yakitori cart, serving Peruvian anticucho and Japanese yakitori. Kaiyo showcases both Peruvian and Japanese cuisine through bold flavors, small bites and local ingredients, with selections ranging from sushi and karaage to empanadas and ceviche.
Komaaj specializes in dishes from Gilan, a province on the Caspian Sea in Northern Iran. The restaurant offers classics like kuku sabzi (herb frittata) and morgh e-torsh (chicken stew) along with a wide selection seafood, veggie and chicken entrees. All dishes come with airy and fluffy Sangak flatbread, making sure you get all your Iranian comfort food cravings taken care of.
This family-run seafood spot is complete with every nautical decor you can think of. It serves authentic Italian food and the freshest seafood one could find. They're famous for their crab cioppino which they rightfully named “The Best Damn Crab Cioppino” and all it takes is looking at it to understand why.
Sorella (sister in Italian) serves fresh pastas, amaros and Venetian bar snacks like grilled octopus, anchovy toast and zucchini fritti. They even have fried pizzetta, so what more can one ask for? The menu features larger entrees like swiss chard malfatti and lamb osso buco to keep you coming back for more. Check them out on Polk and Washington Street to see how many cicchetti’s (Venetial bar snacks) you can handle.