Interested in trying some new Asian fusion spots in San Francisco? You're in luck: we've found the freshest businesses to fill the bill. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in the mood for Asian fusion food.
Bamboo Asia FiDi
311 California St., Financial District
Bamboo Asia FiDi is the latest location of a growing Asian fusion chain that specializes in healthy food with super-fast service in a casual setting. From lava tuna — ahi garnished with eggplant chips, enoki mushroom and avocado — to the bhangra bowl with tandoori chicken, chana dal, curry and cucumber raita, this spot hopes to satisfy your lunch and early dinner cravings. There are also snack items like samosas and duck rolls, and beverages ranging from mango lassis to dry cucumber soda to Vietnamese iced coffee.
Bamboo Asia FiDi's current Yelp rating of four stars out of five reviews indicates the newcomer is getting a positive reception.
Yelper Bennett W., who reviewed it on June 5, wrote, "The sushi bowl is so delicious and I am loving it. White rice with salmon and seaweed salad — what a wonderful way to put together a quick meal."
Yelper James H. wrote, "Enjoyed a great lunch here today! The Tokyo trouble rice bowl hit the spot. Service was friendly and efficient."
Bamboo Asia FiDi is open from 11 a.m.–7 p.m. on Monday-Thursday and 11 a.m.–6 p.m. on Friday. (It's closed on weekends.)
41 Franklin St., Civic Center
Winner of a 2019 OpenTable Diner's Choice award, NAKAMA Sushi has a constantly changing menu of fresh seafood. It promises on its website "a broad menu of culinary delights, utilizing the freshest ingredient to bring homemade dishes straight to your table."
With a four-star rating out of 25 reviews on Yelp, NAKAMA Sushi has been getting positive attention.
Yelper Sabrina L., who reviewed the eatery on May 23, wrote, "I really liked it here because the quality of the fish was way better than I expected (for the price), staff was very friendly (especially the sushi chef), and decor was beautiful."
And Joanna H. wrote, "Servers were quick and attentive and the chef seemed really friendly, as well. "
NAKAMA Sushi is open from 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. and 5–10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. and 5–10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
601 Mission Bay Blvd. North, Mission Bay
Wicked Star is a new Asian fusion, Thai and Vietnamese food truck based at Spark Social SF.
This new business serves up Southeast Asian-style appetizers and bowls. On the menu, expect to see items like Vietnamese "sticky" wings in caramelized fish sauce, panko fried shrimp, and chicken, crab, pork belly and mushroom rice bowls with accents like cilantro, Thai chili and lemongrass. There are also Vietnamese-style coffee preparations, including one with sea salt.
Wicked Star currently holds 4 stars out of 11 reviews on Yelp, indicating a positive reception.
Yelper Natalie H., who was one of the first users to visit Wicked Star on May 21, wrote, "Wicked Star always hits the spot when we're roaming Spark trying to choose between so many options. Their mint coffee is incredibly refreshing and the cream top isn't too sweet. My favorite is the crab fried rice, perfectly salty with crispy shallots."
Yelper Crystal C. noted, "I zeroed in pretty quickly on the sticky chicken wings, and I don't regret it. The wings are sizable, crispy, well-seasoned, and not the least bit overly sweet or drowning in sodium, as a lot of Vietnamese wings tend to do."
Wicked Star is open from 11 a.m.–8:30 p.m. on Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
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