Heaven’s Dog pre-translation
By: Darrah de jour
With its vibrant bar scene and elegant-casual charm, San Francisco’s Heaven’s Dog restaurant lives up to its quirky name. A haven for the sophisticated diner seeking Chinese finger foods and a slamming noodle bar, Heaven’s Dog exemplifies the Bay Area’s independent appeal.
This tri-functional hotspot serves as a noodle bar, restaurant, and lounge is located in the SoMa Grand. Owner Charles Phan (Slanted Door) has bedecked this local’s favorite with brightly colored booths, a long black marble noodle bar that overlooks the well-trained chefs through lofty glass partitions, and a stylish bar made from a polished tree carving. Designed by Olle Lundberg, the space offers chic appeal for those sharing small plates and dousing themselves with delightfully well-crafted cocktails.
Prices are recession-proof, ranging from $7-$17 on small plates, such as Daikon Rice Cake with Pickled Vegetables and Shiitake or Grilled Chicken Skewers with Almond Satay Sauce. Wok favorites, such as Spicy Chicken, Fresh Bamboo and Toasted Cashew, the extensive noodle menu, which serves items like Ginger and Scallion Beef with Egg Noodle.
Many Slanted Door fans will appreciate the food here, offered at lower prices, but with the same great quality. Banquet rooms and a dessert menu are available. Now serving lunch. Walk-ins welcome.
San Francisco, CA 94103
Between 7th and 8th Street
Phone: (415) 863-6008
Hours of Operation: Daily: 5:30pm – 10:00pm, Lunch, Monday-Friday 11am-3pm