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MICHELIN Guide California 2019

1601 Bar & Kitchen

  • 1601 Howard St., San Francisco, 94103, United States
  • 25 - 110 USD • Sri Lankan, Contemporary
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Check website for the $35 daily menu, throw in a bottle of wine and pick-up between 4-7PM

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MICHELIN Guide California 2019

1601 Bar & Kitchen

  • 1601 Howard St., San Francisco, 94103, United States
  • 25 - 110 USD • Sri Lankan, Contemporary
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

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 tasting menu. Or, lean untraditional with the lamprais, perhaps a French bacon-wrapped rabbit loin and eggplant curry stuffed into a banana leaf, or return to tradition with a classic hopper, a delicate fermented rice flour and coconut milk "pancake" that is especially elegant here.

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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  • = Bib Gourmand: good quality, good value cooking
  • ó Comfortable restaurant
Specialty
  • Egg hopper, coconut flour crepe, Jidori egg, sambals, and achaar
  • Ground lamb curry with chickpeas, cumin yogurt, and green strawberries
  • Banana Jaggery Cake

Facilities & Services

  • a Wheelchair access
  • E Non-smoking restaurant
  • û Restaurant offering vegetarian menus
  • { Private dining room
  • Credit card / Debit card accepted

Information

+1 415-552-1601
Opening hours
Closed: Monday, lunch : Tuesday-Saturday, Sunday

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