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Red Door Cafe

1608 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94109-5308
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Ranked #1,379 of 4,938 Restaurants in San Francisco
Cuisines: Californian, Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Most recent review
- Jul 13, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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24 reviews from our community

70% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 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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Miller, Missouri
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89 reviews 89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 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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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We loved this place! It was so unique, intimate and enjoyable. You need to have a desire to have fun and lighthearted to go here. Ahmed is hilarious! The french toast was delicious.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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150 reviews 150 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We were here on a day when A.D. (the apparently uproarious owner) was out for a wedding, so maybe it's better on other days. We found the food only mediocre: it's good vegetarian/vegan fare, but slathered in so much sauce you almost need a bib. The decor is trying-too-hard over the top: too many phallic items and postcards that, if... More

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El Dorado Hills, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

The red door is an experience not to be missed. AD is entertaining and fun. Don't go if you are a homophobic at all. Don't wear sunglasses, don't take a coffee cup, smile and you will be allowed to dine there. The food had a Cuban flair to it, very good. We shared the pumpkin French toast, unbelievable!! Very fun... More

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Bradford, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Food was excellent, service was a little slow, but to be fair it's super busy. It was lovely to sit outside and enjoy some fresh seafood. The drinks were delicious!

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Tucson, Arizona
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

This place rocks. If your homophobic or a prude at all then don't come here. The Red Door is a truely unique experience that is worth visiting. The food is very good and tasty. As long as your not the prudish conservative type you cant help but love this place. I went to SF for the 4th of July weekend... More

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Kendall, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Well let me tell you this place is AWESOME! Let me start with Ahmed he is a character made our time there enjoyable to the max. The food is very good and the coffee or hot chocolate is served in a bowl!! This place should be on your list to stop by when ever you visit San Francisco! But be... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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75 reviews 75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

The food is terrible. Terrible flavors, terrible execution. This is like a menu created by a bunch of middle schoolers. I assume people like this place because of the non-food experience. It has the potential to be the funniest eating experience or a complete disaster. It could be funny if you know to read the instructions on posted on the... More

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California Coast
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

Read some of the reviews and thought we would give it a try. Missed the part about not seating more than 3. Needless to say we were turned away. But it was by whom or what that turned us away that made the trip worth it. A ruffled underwear, cowboy booted, glittered paisty wearing host. And that was his total... More

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