Archive for the ‘SF Cheap Eats Examiner’ Category

Stuck right between a produce market and a check cashing store along Mission St. in Excelsior, you’ll find Superstar Restaurant. Though not exactly a “superstar” but San Francisco dining standards, it’s definitely a star among cheap eats. They serve Chinese and Filipino food from this family-owned hole in the wall, and you can choose to […]


Java Restaurant is a family-owned and operated restaurant on Clement Street in the Inner Richmond. They serve Indonesian and Chinese-style food, which is very good in its own right, but many people visit this little restaurant for their spicy french fries, of all things. It’s a very simple, but very tasty dish to have as […]


When you have a craving for something sweet, a warm crispy crepe from Genki Crepes & Mini Mart in the Inner Richmond never fails. Though it appears to be a simple creperie from the outside, it houses an entire mini mart that carries drinks, snacks, toys, and other random products from Japan. The crowd that […]


When you name your restaurant Shanghai Dumpling King, you are setting very high expectations for your signature dish. Thankfully they do not disappoint, as Shanghai Dumpling King serves some of the best xiao long bao (Shanghai dumplings) I’ve had. With so many Chinese restaurants in San Francisco, both high-end and hole-in-the-wall, the choices for Shanghai […]


Yo Yo’s is a little cafe that serves fast, cheap Japanese food to hungry lunch goers in the Financial District. A very popular lunchtime spot to grab a quick meal to go, there is frequently a line outside the door but the couple that own the place run it like a well-oiled machine, serving dozens […]


Elotes are a very popular street food served all over Mexico. It’s roasted corn on the cob, slathered in butter, mayo, cheese, and chili. The type of cheese used is cotija cheese, which is a dry, grainy cheese from Mexico. It’s fairly salty and is used in many traditional Mexican dishes. The thought of eating […]


Right across the street from Taqueria Los Coyotes is another favorite cheap eats destination, Pancho Villa Taqueria. A fairly good taqueria in its own right, the true value of this place shines during it’s happy hour from 3-5pm on Monday-Friday. The tacos come with your choice of meet topped with onions, cilantro, and salsa. They […]