The City by the Bay is coming back strong after a few years of relative quiet. At the center of the restaurant resurgence: the once-sleepy Hayes Valley neighborhood.
Nojo Ramen Tavern
Creamy chicken broth, not traditional pork, flavors the noodles at this outpost of a Japanese restaurant group. nojosf.com.
A star in her native Mexico, chef Gabriela Cámara focuses on seasonal ceviches here. On weekdays, customers can score inventive tacos at the back entrance. calarestaurant.com.