3 New Spots To Dine And Drink In The Inner Sunset

3 New Spots To Dine And Drink In The Inner Sunset
Sip Tea Room. | Photo: Lilmonster A./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on November 15, 2017.

The Inner Sunset's restaurant scene may not be as cutting edge as Valencia Street's, but there's still plenty of new places in the neighborhood to grab a bite or warm up with a hot beverage.

With that in mind, here are three new businesses near Ninth and Irving that are worth a visit:

Sip Tea Room

Founded by a pair of moms who live in the Sunset and Richmond, this modern, fully renovated tea room has taken over the former Secret Garden spot.

The selection of loose-leaf teas ranges from traditional black to varying herbal selections, and all of the food and baked goods on the rotating menu are made in-house, including soups, scones and preserves.

For $26, you can enjoy a full English-style afternoon tea service with tiny sandwiches, scones, and sweets.

Sip Tea Room
721 Lincoln Way
Tue-Sat, 11am-5pm; Sun, 11am-4pm

Kogi Gogi BBQ

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The Inner Sunset already has a couple of Korean spots, but this newcomer is the first in the neighborhood to offer Korean-style grill-your-own meats at the table.

For $18 at lunch and $26 at dinner, you'll get all-you-can-eat of a variety of meats, like spicy pork belly, beef bulgogi, and ribeye, along with a selection of appetizers like soft tofu soup, fried squid, and potstickers. Upgrade to the $36 menu for short ribs, prime sirloin, and other pricey cuts. 

Kogi Gogi BBQ
1358 9th Ave.
Mon–Thurs, 5pm–10pm; Fri-Sat, 11:30am–11pm; Sun, 11:30am–10pm

Hamilton Fog

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Wine bar InnerFog recently got a makeover, reconcepting as Hamilton Fog. But the reference isn't intended for Lin-Manuel Miranda fans—it's meant to denote that everything on the menu, from glasses of wine to draft beers to lunch items to snacks, goes for one Hamilton ($10) or less.

That includes a carne asada sandwich, kale salad with avocado, ceviche, and slow-cooked pork ribs. 

Hamilton Fog
545 Irving St.
Tue-Sat, 4-10pm; Sun, 4-9pm