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Heart-Healthy Restaurants
SAN FRANCISCO/BAY AREA


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A heart-healthy diet should be low in sodium, cholesterol and saturated fat—but that doesn't mean it has to be low in taste. These restaurants in San Francisco/Bay Area offer meal choices that will help you to both eat well and live well.

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SAN FRANCISCO CITY

Anchor Oyster Bar & Seafood Market Seafood
14/20
579 Castro St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
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Anchor Oyster Bar & Seafood Market has been luring locals with a simple bait-and-hook: sparkling fresh oysters and delicious seafood. More...

Angkor Borei Restaurant Cambodian
13/20
3471 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Casual and easygoing space known for its flavorful Cambodian cuisine. More...

Aziza Moroccan
15/20
Dining Room at Aziza, San Francisco, CA 5800 Geary St.
San Francisco, CA 94121
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Slow and romantic California-inspired Moroccan cuisine. More...

Burma Superstar Burmese
13/20
Dining Room at Burma Superstar, San Francisco, CA 309 Clement St.
San Francisco, CA 94118
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Burmese cuisine, as authentic as you can get it stateside, is served up to a mixed crowd including college students and older couples. More...

Catch California
14/20
Dining Room at Catch, San Francisco, CA 2362 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
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This bustling Castro restaurant has a fireplace on the patio and seafood on the menu. More...

Delica rf1 Japanese
13/20
Ferry Building Marketplace
1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111
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The sleek eating area of this Japanese deli includes a fantastic view of the bay. More...

Fresca Peruvian
13/20
Dining Room at Fresca, San Francisco, CA 3945 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
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Nouveau Peruvian restaurant with a ceviche bar and flavorful cuisine. More...

Maki Japanese
14/20
Kinokuniya Building 2nd Floor
1581 Webster St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Chef-owner Hidehiko Makiguchi has created an upscale and unique dining experience that includes healthy wappa meshi dishes and beef sukiyaki or shabu-shabu prepared tableside. More...

Nopalito Mexican
14/20
Dining Room at Nopalito, San Francisco, CA 306 Broderick St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
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This colorful Mexican kitchenette serves elegant and exciting south-of-the-border fare. More...

Pacific Catch California
13/20
2027 Chestnut St.
San Francisco, CA 94123

Pacific Catch finds its niche with sparkling fresh seafood served up in casual, healthy dishes that span the Pacific Rim from Mexico to Asia. More...

The Plant Cafe Organic California
12/20
Pier 3, The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94111
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Sustainability-minded restaurant offers Bay views and guilt-free, healthful meals. More...

Pluto's Hofbrau
Quick Bite
627 Irving St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
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Casual neighborhood joint known for its made-to-order salads and hofbrau hot plates. More...

Pluto's Hofbrau
Quick Bite
3258 Scott St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
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Caféteria-style joint serving salads, sandwiches and hearty sides. More...

Pomelo International
12/20
1793 Church St.
San Francisco, CA 94131
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Friendly neighborhood eatery serving globe-hopping noodle dishes. More...

Roots Restaurant California
14/20
Dining Room at Roots Restaurant, San Francisco, CA Orchard Garden Hotel
466 Bush St.
San Francisco, CA 94108
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Impressive, affordable Cal-Med cuisine and warm service set apart this eco-friendly restaurant in the lobby of the Orchard Garden Hotel. More...

Rotee Indian
13/20
400 Haight St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
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Casual neighborhood Indian restaurant that's high on style and flavor but not on price. More...

Samovar Tea Room
13/20
498 Sanchez St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
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The tranquil tearoom is known for serving excellent teas, with a menu of dishes meant to complement them. More...

Samovar Tea Lounge Tea Room
13/20
Yerba Buena Gardens, Upper Level
730 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
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The tearoom with a fabulous view of Yerba Buena Gardens is known for serving excellent teas, with a menu of dishes meant to complement them. More...

Shangri-la Vegetarian
13/20
2026 Irving St.
San Francisco, CA 94122
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Drawing non-carnivores since it opened in 1978, this diminutive eatery serves mostly vegan, kosher Chinese specialties using fresh local ingredients. More...

Slanted Door Vietnamese
15/20
Dining Room at Slanted Door, San Francisco, CA Ferry Building Marketplace
1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111
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The creative food brings California flair to authentic Asian flavors and techniques. More...

Sushi on North Beach Katsu Japanese
14/20
745 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133
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Chef-owner Katsu Matsuda serves some of the sweetest, freshest sushi in the city out of this casual North Beach eatery. More...

Urban Picnic Vietnamese
Quick Bite
125 Kearny St.
San Francisco, CA 94108
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Hip downtown spot offers an array of healthful, Vietnamese-inspired choices for lunch. More...

Ziryab Mediterranean Grill Mediterranean
12/20
528 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
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Charming and lively neighborhood restaurant serving authentic dishes from the Mediterranean and Middle East. More...

MARIN COUNTY

Bangkok Thai Express Thai
13/20
857 Fourth St.
San Rafael, CA 94901
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Eclectic décor and aromatic, deeply flavorful Thai cuisine. More...

The Club at McInnis Park California
13/20
McInnis Park Golf Center
350 Smith Ranch Rd.
San Rafael, CA 94903
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This large, clubby restaurant has a solid menu of American dishes and one of the county's best outdoor patios. More...

Fish. Seafood
Quick Bite
350 Harbor Dr.
Sausalito, CA 94965
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This dockside Sausalito restaurant serves sustainable seafood in all its forms, from fish ‘n’ chips to pristine raw oysters. More...

Insalata's Mediterranean
15/20
Dining Room at Insalata 120 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
San Anselmo, CA 94960
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Chef-owner Heidi Krahling's Mediterranean fare is some of the most exciting in Marin County. More...

Kamikaze Japanese
13/20
Montecito Center
223 Third St.
San Rafael, CA 94901
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Sushi restaurant that also features a strong range of cooked dishes. More...

Osteria Stellina Italian
14/20
11285 Hwy. 1
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

Chef-owner Christian Caiazzo has turned tiny Point Reyes Station into a destination thanks to his rustic Italian cuisine. More...

Picco California
14/20
320 Magnolia Ave.
Larkspur, CA 94939
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Executive chef Bruce Hill (Bix, Zero Zero) presents satisfying small plates in an upscale setting, minus the upscale prices. More...

Rickey's American
13/20
Inn Marin
250 Entrada Dr.
Novato, CA 94949
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Hidden inside Marin's “greenest” hotel, Rickey's offers both comfortable indoor dining and a poolside experience reminiscent of a resort. More...

Robata Grill & Sushi Japanese
13/20
591 Redwood Hwy.
Mill Valley, CA 94941

Japanese dishes, sushi and a wide range of grilled foods from the special robata grill---hence the name. More...

Sushi Ran Japanese
14/20
107 Caledonia St.
Sausalito, CA 94965
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Sushi lovers will appreciate the range available while others will go for chef Scott Whitman’s small plates. More...

EAST BAY

Bowl'd Korean
14/20
1479 Solano Ave.
Albany, CA 94706
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Authentic Korean food made and served with Westerners in mind. More...

Burma Superstar Burmese
13/20
4721 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94609
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Enjoy shorter wait times than those in San Francisco for Burmese favorites such as rich samusa soup. More...

Cafe Gratitude Vegetarian
12/20
1730 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94709
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East Bay outpost of a raw food restaurant serves innovative vegan dishes. More...

Chaat Cafe Indian
Quick Bite
1902 University Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94710
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This outpost of the Bay Area chain features small plates like tandoori wraps and lentil dumplings. More...

Chez Panisse California
16/20
Dining Room at Chez Panisse, Berkeley, CA 1517 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94709
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A temple to gastronomy and sustainability, and refreshed and reopened after a 2013 fire, this casual, upscale Berkeley restaurant is thought to have inspired a culinary revolution. More...

Chez Panisse Cafe California
15/20
1517 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94709
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This casual, à la carte sibling to Chez Panisse (located upstairs from the restaurant) offers fresh and memorable fare highlighting the season's best. More...

Chow American
13/20
La Fiesta Square
53 Lafayette Cir.
Lafayette, CA 94549
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This location of Chow shares its menu and style with those of its three other branches. More...

Pyung Chang Soft Tofu House Korean
13/20
4701 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94609

Come here on a rainy winter night to enjoy piping hot bowls of Korean soft tofu soup and bibimbap. More...

The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards Contemporary
14/20
5050 Arroyo Rd.
Livermore, CA 94550
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Casually elegant surroundings, notable food and a great wine list. More...

Tacubaya Mexican
Quick Bite
1788 Fourth St.
Berkeley, CA 94710
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This Mexican spot on Berkeley's bustling Fourth Street serves outstanding tacos, tamales and churros in a bright, busy space. More...

Udupi Palace Indian
12/20
1901 University Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94704
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The Berkeley outpost of this mini-chain serves inexpensive, vegetarian South Indian food on a busy stretch of University Avenue. More...

Uzen Japanese
14/20
5415 College Ave.
Oakland, CA 94618

One of the best sushi venues in the East Bay. More...

PENINSULA

Asian Box Asian
Quick Bite
Town & Country Shopping Center
855 El Camino Real, Ste. 22
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Easy 1-2-3 ordering defines this build-your-own-box, Asian-street-stall inspired eatery. More...

Pluto's Hofbrau
Quick Bite
482 University Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Cafeteria with made-to-order salads popular with students on a budget. More...

Sushi Sam's Japanese
15/20
Dining Room at Sushi Sam 218 E. Third Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94401
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This unassuming spot in quaint downtown San Mateo is one of the Bay Area's best kept sushi secrets. More...

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