From $40 to $110
1601 Bar & Kitchen
1601 Howard St., San Francisco, SOMA 94103 Driving directions
Sri Lankan,Contemporary
  • Bib Gourmand: good quality, good value cooking: ≤ £28 / 40 € (IRE) ‘Bibs’ are awarded for simple yet skilful cooking for under £28 or €40.
  • Good standard.

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  • Sri Lankan
  • Contemporary
  • Contemporary Décor
  • Non-smoking retsaurant
  • Wheelchair access
  • Restaurant offering vegetarian menus
  • Private dining room
  • Restaurant

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Sri Lankan flavors infuse the dishes at this quiet winner, which also employs Western ingredients to arrive at its very own delicious concoctions. For a more extensive exploration of this island nation’s cuisine, go for the degustation menu. Or stick to such decidedly untraditional items as lamprais, which might stuff a classically French bacon-wrapped rabbit loin and eggplant curry into a banana leaf. Halibut “ceviche” is more like flavored sashimi, with hints of coconut milk and serrano chilies.

This contemporary space with its wraparound windows and slate walls is a perfect showcase for the cooking. Dine solo at the bar with a bittersweet Dubonnet sangria, or come with friends to share food and wine—the polished staff makes either experience enjoyable.

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