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1608 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94109-5308
+1 415-441-4647
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11:00 - 13:00
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Mon 11:00 - 13:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 13:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 14:00
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Showing 31: English reviews
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Know what you're getting into! Tiny little place with an extraordinary, exuberant, effusive and somewhat wacky host/server/chef. The food is absolutely excellent and presentation is gorgeous. Only open for 'brunch' hours; get here early to assure seating, but ignore his rules at your peril. No ditzy blondes (God help you if you have a topknot ponytail) no coffee cups in... More 

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Thank ChrisATX23
Traiskirchen, Niederosterreich, Austria
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111 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

This is something out of the ordinary so no ordinary review can be made. This place - as you possibly gathered from other reviews - has rules and this is a good thing. You may be even not accepted. Owner makes the rules and the atmosphere. Seriously gay - if you are not comfortable with it, stay away. Sometimes he... More 

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Thank MrRommie
Oakland, California
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

can you find characters like this. come for the live theater but stay for the food. Ahmed rules the place and he has rules. he is so funny and does he have the hair! how does he get it so gorgeous? stay awhile and you will find out. he is very gracious and open hearted. a lovely, lovely man. we... More 

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Thank Robin M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

I dragged my poor, hungover boyfriend halfway across town to try this place. I'd read it was super Vegan friendly so had to go as vegan breakfast options are a tough find! Ahmed was amazing. He specially designed a great feast for us with tortillas, vegan mince, sausage, avocado, spice, vegan lamb, vegan pulled pork, tomatoes, chillies... it was so... More 

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Thank VeganKatGardner
Seville, Spain
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

I was visiting San Francisco from Spain for one month, and went there twice with 2 straight friends. There are not enough stars to rate the experience, the service, the food, the environment. If I had to choose a title it would be "Over the top fun and awesome food". I strongly encourage everyone to read the yelp reviews before... More 

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Thank InakiIzaola
Scottsdale, Arizona
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88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Love this place, the food is great,the owner is a trip. One stands in line for inspection and only is allowed in if one "looks OK". Awesome!

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Thank eugnie05
cork
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2015

Went here for 'interesting' breakfast at 11:30. Door was half closed. Staff member was talking on phone and ignored us when we asked if they were open. Advertised opening hours were 11:00am. Finally the very rude staff member told us they were not open all day, which was an obvious lie as the Chef was cooking in the kitchen. So... More 

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1 Thank kathrev
Pisa, Italy
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2014 via mobile

Stay away if you are a hipsters, but go if you like to eat in a small family. Tasty food, gay friendly. Ask for the special dessert

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Thank pianostefano
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

My partner and I went for brunch there and it was absolutely amazing. AD was fabulous and the food delicious. The music was so good I wanted to buy the playlist and the whole experience was my favourite in San Francisco. Definitely go. AD is so genuine and as a result really wants you to have a great time. It's... More 

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Millersville, Maryland
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131 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

Read about the Red Door on-line and decided to give it a try. It is not the easiest place to find, intentionally I am sure. We were greeted by Ahmad and he approved of us coming into his restaurant, no mean feat to accomplish we learned. The decor is not the typical type you might expect while having breakfast. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 14:00
Monday
11:00 - 13:00
Thursday
11:00 - 13:00
Friday
11:00 - 13:00
Saturday
10:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1608 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94109-5308
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-441-4647

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?