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Best Keto-Friendly Restaurants in San Francisco (Plus Low Carb Dishes You Need to Try)

Latest updates by: Janella Diaz

Golden Gate Bridge, Pier 39, Lombard Street, and Muir Woods National Monument—these are some of the tourist spots that you should visit when you head to San Francisco. (*)

While it’s a well-known fact that the Windy City is home to many tourist destinations, we discovered one surprising fact: the #1 tourist activity in the Bay Area is visiting restaurants. (*) It ranked higher than visiting parks and other attractions!

This might be because San Francisco is home to about 4,415 restaurants and 54 of which have Michelin Stars!

However, the big question is–  how many of these restaurants are keto-friendly? Unfortunately, not a lot!

But before you remove San Francisco from your travel bucket list, we have one surprise for you!

We’ve scoured, researched, and went through all the San Francisco restaurants to find a keto-friendly dining spot for you!

Check out our list to know which keto restaurants in San Francisco you should try!

Top 10 San Francisco Keto Restaurants for Your Low Carb Cravings

Here are some of the keto restaurants in San Francisco that you need to try:

Kitava

image of Kitava St San Francisco CA

  • Address: 2011 Mission St San Francisco CA 94110
  • Contact Number: 415-780- 1661
  • Website: https://www.kitava.com/

Business Hours:

  • Daily: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM

At the top of our list are Kitava, an airy and inviting café that serves keto, dairy-free, and vegan dishes made using grass-fed beef, free-range chicken, wild-caught seafood, and pasture-raised pork, and locally sourced vegetables.

How to Order:

Almost all of their meals are perfect for keto diet. Just make sure that you ask the server to hold the rice, plantains, or sweet potato. You can also substitute their white rice with their Turmeric Cauliflower Rice.

What to Order:

General Tso’s Chicken

The chicken is seasoned with sweet and savory coconut amino hoisin sauce and breaded with cassava flour. In addition, the chicken comes with green onion, sesame seeds, steamed broccoli, and rice.

Opt for cauliflower rice. And if you’re on strict keto, skip this dish as it contains cassava flour.

Turmeric Cauliflower Rice

The cauliflower rice is seasoned with salt, EVOO, turmeric, onion, garlic, and salt.

Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies

The cookies are baked using keto- and paleo-friendly ingredients. As a result, one serving (two cookies) contains only around 4g net carbs.

Asian Box

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  • Address: 2031 Chestnut St San Franciso CA 94123
  • Contact Number: 415- 288- 3688
  • Website: https://www.asianbox.com/

Business Hours:

  • Mondays to Saturdays: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Sundays: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Asian Box is an Asian restaurant with a simple mission—to deliver a dining experience without compromises.

They create their recipes using locally sourced pesticide- and hormone-free meats and produce. They also use compostable packaging to promote sustainability, and their stores are built with 35% reclaimed wood and materials.

How to Order:

Try the Create your Own Box offering, which allows you to choose your own base (salad is the way to go), proteins, toppers, and sauces.

What to Order:

The Chef’s Salad

This Asian salad comes with crispy shallots, rice noodles, herbs, peanuts, and soy vinaigrette. Your protein options are six spice chicken or soy garlic beef.

Steak and Curry

The curry box features garlic soy steak, spicy red coconut curry, lime, fried shallots, peanuts, fresh herbs, carrots, and potatoes. Ask the server to hold the carrots.

As Quoted

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  • Address: 3613 Sacramento St San Francisco CA 94118
  • Contact Number: 415- 914- 0689
  • Website: http://www.eatasquoted.com/

Business Hours:

  • Mondays to Fridays: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Weekends: Closed

The light, airy, and minimalistic interiors of this San Francisco restaurant will capture your attention, but the gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free meals will certainly keep you hooked.

How to Order:

Getting organic salads is the best way to boost your fiber consumption. If you plan to get their sandwiches, make sure to skip the bread.

What to Order:

Kale Avocado Caesar

This Caesar salad comes with a keto-friendly twist—avocadoes! It also includes romaine lettuce, baby kale, pecorino, and egg-free Caesar dressing. We recommend adding proteins – either chicken or a poached egg.

Zucchini Pappardelle

Enjoy a low-carb pasta dish with this Zucchini Pappardelle. It comes with zucchini noodles, cherry tomatoes, and seasonal sauce.

Kitchen Keto

  • Address: 1760 Cesar Chavez, San Francisco CA 94124
  • Contact Number: 415-319- 2582
  • Website: https://www.kitchenketo.co/

Business Hours:

  • Mondays to Thursdays: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Fridays: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
  • Saturdays: 12:00 AM to 2:00 AM, 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
  • Sundays: 12:00 AM to 2:00 AM, 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM

From its name, you can already determine that this is a must-visit for people on keto diet. Their entire menu is tailored to the Standard Ketogenic Diet, so you can order and enjoy a meal in this restaurant—no tweaks needed!

How to Order:

Since their menu is 100% keto, you can order just about any dish you want!

What to Order:

Pulled Pork Salad

The delicious salad has a bed of apple cider cabbage slaw as its base and slow-cooked pork, fanned avocado, roasted bell peppers, and cherry tomatoes as its toppings,

Stir-fry Cauliflower Rice

Enjoy a keto version of fried rice with this ginger-flavored cauliflower rice mixed with carrots, diced chicken breast, Fresno chili pepper, toasted sesame seeds, chili garlic sauce, and chives.

Pesto Zoodle Salad

If you’re missing pasta already, the Pesto Zoodle Salad from Kitchen Keto is a great alternative. It includes pesto zoodles, cherry tomatoes, chicken breast, roasted mushrooms, roasted bell peppers, parsley, and parmesan.

Brenda’s Meat and Three

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  • Address: 919 Divisadero St San Francisco CA 94115
  • Contact Number: 415-926- 8657
  • Website: https://brendasmeatandthree.com/

Business Hours:

  • Daily: 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Brenda’s Meat and Three is a Southern-style restaurant with a concept. You only need to choose your protein source (meats) and any three sides on their menu to order.

How to Order:

Make sure that you choose a low-carb side dish like okra, green salad, and collard greens.

What to Order:

Braised Pork Shoulder

The pork shoulder comes with a bacon onion gravy dip. Try this with garlic spinach and sautéed asparagus.

Blackened Catfish

This is also available fried, but blackened is a more keto-compatible option. The fish comes with chipotle remoulade dip. Get this with vegan collard greens and fried okra.

Lapisara Eatery

  • Address: 698 Post St San Francisco CA 94109
  • Contact Number: 415-655- 3556
  • Website: http://www.lapisaraeatery.com/

Business Hours:

  • Wednesdays to Mondays: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Tuesdays: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

This hip and stylish eatery serves New American cuisine with a mix of Thai dishes. It’s also a great brunch spot as they also offer brunch items and a wide range of coffee options.

How to Order:

If you want to enjoy their Thai meals, head to this restaurant at dinnertime. For their breakfast and brunch offerings, your best bet would be the omelets, but you will have to skip the potatoes and toast.

What to Order:

Steak and Eggs

Start your day right with their marinated New York Steak topped with miso butter. It also comes with eggs, salad, toast, and potatoes. Skip the potatoes and toast to stay low carb.

Dungeness Crab Omelette

It’s rare to see an omelet with a seafood twist, but they manage to do it with this omelet containing Dungeness crab strips, Swiss cheese, and asparagus. Ask the server to hold the potatoes and toast that come with this.

Mussamun Curry

This is a must-try dish as it was voted number in the World’s 50 Best Food by CNN Travel. The dish features stewed chuck steak with onions, cinnamon, Star Anise, potatoes, and spinach served with jasmine rice and bread. Ask them to skip the potatoes, rice, and bread.

A La Turca

  • Address: 869 Geary St San Francisco CA 94109
  • Contact Number: 415- 345- 1011
  • Website: https://www.alaturcasanfrancisco.com/

Business Hours:

  • Sundays to Thursdays: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Fridays and Saturdays: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM

The A la Turca Restaurant is the best place to visit if you try out Turkish cuisine. Here, you can enjoy some low-carb dishes in an Istanbul-inspired setting.

How to Order:

Their meat entrees are the keto-friendly options on their menu. However, you would have to skip the rice that comes with these.

What to Order:

Lamb Shish Kebab

Skewered and grilled cubes of lamb served with yogurt sauce, salad, and rice on the side. Hold the rice.

Patlican Kizartama

Deep-fried green peppers and eggplant served with garlic yogurt and red tomato sauce on the side.

Eggplant Salad

The eggplant is mixed with green and red bell peppers, olive oil, and onion

Rintaro

image of Rintaro St San Francisco CA

  • Address: 82 14th St San Francisco CA 94103
  • Contact Number: 415-589- 7022
  • Website: https://izakayarintaro.com/

Business Hours:

  • Tuesdays to Thursdays: 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Fridays and Saturdays: 5:00 PM to 9:45 PM
  • Mondays and Sundays: Closed

Rintaro offers Japanese dishes with a California Twist in a modern Japan-inspired setting.

How to Order:

The majority of the dishes in their menu are low carb, but you should skip the rice dishes or simply ask the server to hold the rice. You should also avoid their fried dishes as those come with bread.

What to Order:

Yakitori Tsukune

These are grilled minced chicken that comes in skewers.

Mebachi no Sashimi

This is wild Pacific Bigeye Tuna served with Half Moon Bay wasabi and wasabi pickle leaf.

Dashimaki Tamago

This is a folded omelet made using Riverdog Farm Eggs. It’s topped with freshly shaved katsuobushi dashi.

Mixt

  • Address: 51 Yerba Buena Lane San Francisco CA 94103
  • Website: https://www.mixt.com/

Business Hours:

  • Daily: 10:30 AM to 8:00 PM

When it comes to getting your fiber on keto, salads are the way to go! For your daily dose of fiber, head to Mixt, which is a salad shop that offers plenty of vegan and keto options!

How to Order:

Their seasonal salads contain a few ingredients that are high in carbs, while the grain bowls are a no-no for keto diet. The good news is you design your salad, and you have plenty of greens, grains, protein, toppings, and dressings to choose from.

What to Order:

Mixt Cobb Salad

This keto-friendly salad comes with grilled chicken, applewood bacon, butter lettuce, avocado, blue cheese, cherry tomatoes, savory herbs, egg, and champagne vinaigrette.

Bachelor

The salad comes with mixt greens topped with blue cheese, grilled flatiron steak, cherry tomatoes, herbs, caramelized onions, and balsamic vinaigrette. Ask the server to hold the potatoes, onions, and breadcrumbs.

Scoma’s Restaurant

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  • Address: 1965 Al Scoma Way San Francisco CA 94133
  • Contact Number: 415-771- 4383
  • Website: https://scomas.com/

Business Hours:

  • Mondays to Wednesdays: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Thursdays: 11:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Fridays: 11:30 AM to 9:30 PM
  • Saturdays: 11:30 AM to 9:30 PM
  • Sundays: 11:30 AM to 8:00 PM

Pier to the plate—this is Scoma’s philosophy. With their pier to plate menu, they only not ensure that their dishes are made using the freshest seafood available; they can also give continuous support to the local fishermen in the city.

How to Order:

You’ll never go wrong with the dishes under the Seafood and Meat section of their menu.

What to Order:

Lazy Man’s Cioppino

This is one of Scoma’s Classics and is considered one of their most popular dishes since 1965. This features different types of seafood, like Dungeness crab meat, shrimps, scallops, mussels, clams, calamari, and market fish in Mama Scoma’s Tomato broth.

Mixed Seafood Grill

For this, you can choose up to three types of grilled seasonal fish plus Wild Gulf Shrimp.

Final Words

If you’re headed for the Bay Area, be ready to get your tummies filled and your taste buds satisfied.  But most of all, be prepared to enjoy a hassle-free dining experience even if you’re on keto diet.

While not all of the restaurants in the area serve low-carb dishes, the keto restaurants in San Francisco that we’ve mentioned are enough to give you a wide range of low-carb options.

So armed with this list, you can certainly enjoy different types of cuisines in San Francisco without getting kicked out of ketosis.

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Janella Diaz

Janella Diaz is a pharmacist-turned-freelance-writer who loves to read medical and health books and exploring various fitness sites during her downtime. She struggled with high blood sugar levels a few years back, and that’s when she discovered the beauty and benefits of the ketogenic diet. Now, she has made it her life’s mission to help people further understand what a keto diet and assist keto dieters in making the most out of their diet.


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