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Herbivore

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Mission District
American, Vegetarian, Eclectic, Vegan
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983 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-2320
(415) 826-5657
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9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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As a vegetarian from the East Coast, the dining options in California are great! We stopped for lunch and were not disappointed. The menu is extensive and, even though it clearly says everything is vegan, I kept second guessing some of the menu items and felt compelled to confirm with the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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Tampa
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London, United Kingdom
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205 reviews 205 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We had an apartment nearby and one of our group was vegan, so we tried out Herbivore. We were a group of 8 so it was good that they could fit us all in. Overall it was an interesting meal but a few flaws. A lot of stuff on the menu was out of stock (both food and drink) and... More 

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San Francisco, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I wish TripAdvisor's 3-star review meant "good" and not "average," because I want to rate this restaurant "good." The service is very good. The variety on the menu is a vegan's dream. The prices are good. I just wish some dishes tasted better. Here's what I like on the menu: vegetable tofu scramble, grilled corn cakes, the ramen noodle soups,... More 

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Tampa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

As a vegetarian from the East Coast, the dining options in California are great! We stopped for lunch and were not disappointed. The menu is extensive and, even though it clearly says everything is vegan, I kept second guessing some of the menu items and felt compelled to confirm with the waitress. My wrap was good and my wife's stir... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We had brunch on Saturday at Herbivore -- a 100% vegan breakfast/lunch/dinner restaurant in the Mission District. Suzanna had the Southwestern Tofu Scramble and I had the Combo Plate (Basil Pesto scramble plus a pancake). Both dishes were delicious though my scramble was a little too heavy on the salty pesto. One thing I appreciated (but perhaps others would not)... More 

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Washington State
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70 reviews 70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I eat exclusively vegetarian, so don't consider it "hippie" by definition, but this place is. And it is good. Had the lemongrass noodles and they smelled (and tasted) amazing. My husband had the mole "chicken" which was also really tasty. The service is friendly. They have a tiny patio out back that it nice, if there is space. Food comes... More 

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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91 reviews 91 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The cosy atmosphere is welcoming. Seating is clean, comfortable .. space for a good conversation. Service is swift, with a authentic smile. I had a soup with lasagne: they both were absolute tasteful, presented well at good temperature. Refill with water has been permanent with great attention. A place to come back ! All at good match value/ price.

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München, Deutschland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I ate with great pleasure here. The tempeh burrito was fine. However for me they have a great deal of tofu, tempeh and seitan in their menu. I would prefer a bit more veggies like they do it in the Cafe Gratitude and abit less gluten products. It would be easy to use a corn wrap instead of a wheat... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Perfectly situated in the Mission area, this restaurant offered the best vegan breakfast in SF by far. The selection of breakfast foods is excellent and the smoothies are the bester we've ever had. A must for any vegan in SF.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We came across this place as we were walking along the street searching for somewhere to eat. As a vegetarian and health freak I was delighted to come across the Herbivore! We were given a table straight away, food arrived quickly and the service was great. The food was delicious and great value, would definitely recommend. We walked from Castro... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I love this place and have never been disappointed with the meals I get here. Every time I've visited San Fran, I make sure to get here as fast as possible and get my fix. This visit I got the ginger

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Additional Information about Herbivore

Address: 983 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-2320
Phone Number: (415) 826-5657
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American, Vegetarian, Eclectic, Vegan

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 983 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-2320
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighborhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: (415) 826-5657

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Vegetarian, Eclectic, Vegan
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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

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Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighborhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country.
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