San Francisco & Surrounding Areas

Thanks to all the wealth generated from Tech. San Francisco now has the most Michelin Stars restaurants in America! We recommend making reservations way ahead of time for the very best.

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Voyadi Picks - Food

 Jon Chu  Director of Crazy Rich Asians

Jon Chu

Director of Crazy Rich Asians

Chef Chu’s

Beyond Michelin

With the debut of Crazy Rich Asians, Chef Chu’s is now the must go place in Los Altos (about 30 min south of San Francisco Airport). Chef Lawrence is the father of Jon Chu, Director of Crazy Rich Asians! If you see Lawrence, ask for the B&B special and he will give you the Voyadi experience!

Reservation is highly recommended.

Location: Palo Alto

Californios

Michelin 2 Stars

While you are in California, we highly recommend trying out Mexican cuisine since it is unique to this area of the world.

Specialty: Mexican

Location: San Francisco

The View Lounge

This isn’t the place for food, but the place for the amazing view. We recommend coming here for a drink or afternoon tea to soak in the SF view.

Specialty: The View

Location: San Francisco

Palace Hotel

Don’t forget to try the afternoon tea in the splendor of the Palace's Garden Court!

Specialty: Afternoon tea

Location: San Francisco

Alegio Chocolate

We know many people loves the crowd at the Ghirardelli in San Francisco. But, we prefer Alegio in Palo Alto where you can find one of the purest chocolate available grown and made by the founder Claudio Corallo in Africa.

Location: Palo Alto

Benu

Michelin 3 Stars

Corey Lee has “increasingly exchanged French techniques for Asian” so that the restaurant now feels like “an Asian restaurant capitalizing on some of the best preparations in the world.

Specialty: French Asian

Location: San Francisco

 Crab House at Pier 39

Crab House at Pier 39

Crab House

Crab House is uniquely American. Their garlic crab is amazing and the view is spectacular. This restaurant is very popular among Asians!

Location: San Francisco

Saison

Michelin 3 Stars

In 2015, Eater SF recognized Saison as the most expensive restaurant in California. If you want to see what $$$$ can buy, this is the place.

Specialty: French-American

Location: San Francisco

The Slanted Door

The food is very good but the view is spectacular being inside the Ferry Building overlooking the Bay Bridge. Ferry Building is a great place for lunch and afternoon tea.

Specialty: Vietnamese Asian Fusion

Location: San Francisco

Nopa

Brunch is a big thing in SF. We definitely recommend trying out one of these places.

Specialty: European Brunch

Location: San Francisco

Quince

Michelin 3 Stars

Quince is the only three Michelin Star addition of 2017. Ingredients are fresh from Sonoma’s Fresh Run Farms!

Specialty: French Italian

Location: San Francisco

Coi

Michelin 2 Stars

Coi is the newest restaurant to earn three Michelin stars, giving San Francisco the most three-star restaurants of any city in the U.S

Specialty: Seafood

Location: San Francisco

Ju-ni

Michelin 1 Stars

Chef Geoffrey Lee has made this 12-seat Omakase restaurant into one of the best dining experience in SF.

Specialty: Sushi

Location: San Francisco

Foreign Cinema

One of the best places for brunch in SF. Food is good but we come here for the local vibe.

Specialty: Mediterranean Brunch

Location: San Francisco

Voyadi Picks - Places

San Francisco has many touristy places like Fisherman’s Wharf, Golden Gate Bridge, Ferry Building, etc. We don’t need to tell you about them. Instead, we want to point out the hidden ones recommended by our community of passionate travelers.

 The beginning of Silicon Valley

The beginning of Silicon Valley

Stanford University

It is not something you want to miss in San Francisco area. It is located about 30 minutes south of San Francisco Airport. Go to Chef Chu’s for an early dinner after the visit!

If you want us to help find someone from Stanford to give you a personalized experience, let us know here.

Castello di Amorosa

Medieval inspired Tuscan castle and winery located in Napa Valley. Napa is about 1.5 hours from San Francisco. If you have an extra day to spend, we recommend one day in Napa to pick up some wines as souvenirs. Napa wine is world renowned.

Lands End Trail

One of the most beautiful places to take a walk in SF! The trail is about 4 miles long. It is more of a walk than a hike. At the end of trail, stop by the Cliff House for a drink!

Palace of Fine Arts

Originally constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition. The architecture is just stunning!

Fort Mason and The Interval Coffee

Please don’t share this secret with anyone. We want to keep it for the locals! It is one of the best places to hang out, enjoy the view, and grab a coffee without the crowd. Stop by The Interval Coffee shop!

Fort Point

The best view of Golden Gate Bridge is not on the bridge! This is perhaps one of the most beautiful views of the bridge. Come during sunset time!

Cavallo Point

Historic resort with spa located north of Golden Gate Bridge. If you are looking for a great place to relax and the best view of Golden Gate, this would be it! If you are able stay at this resort, it’s even better!

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