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521A 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 543-2355
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Statesboro, Georgia
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I highly recommend this restaurant. It was a little crowded and the line was out the door. But the line moved really fast. The employees were very friendly. And the food was absolutely delicious. There are a couple community tables inside, but it was really crowded and not much room to sit so we ordered it to go.

1 Thank Jennifer M
Santa Cruz, California
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303 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

We waited for the 5:00 opening. There was a couple in line from Chicago who had seen the Dives and Diners episode and we're giving it a try as well. We chose the Mongolian beef sandwich and the curry smothered shrimp burrito. Amazing flavor and unique combinations! We walked to AT&T park easily after. There is done in but small... More 

3 Thank JeriLG
San Jose, California
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

HRD is a small storefront restaurant offering a contemporary play on Korean flavors. There are two long family style tables and counter table in the front alongside the window. The food is freshly prepared and delicious. I got a Korean chicken salad bowl which was excellent. Check out the artful presentation, too. The staff is friendly and they run the... More 

1 Thank IntrepidFeline
San Jose, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

I've been driving past this place for years and never even looked at it...until I saw it on an episode of Food Network's Diners-Driveins-Dives show. Have been in numerous times since.

1 Thank RandyB4082014
San Francisco, California
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79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Chef David Yeung took over the original 1950s HRD Coffee Shop in 2009 and transformed this joint to offer Asian, Latin and North American fare. From kimchee burritos to curry platters and po' boys, there are plenty of hearty options to choose from for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike.

Thank Meagan L
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Asian-American fusion food in a casual dining setting. I had beef tacos with pineapple salsa, which were tasty and cost about $10 for a very reasonable portion. It's not haute cuisine but it's definitely worth trying, and the service was very friendly.

Thank teh_niarr
San Francisco
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173 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Though lauded by many, HRD Coffee Shop is just a greasy dive with salty, so-so food. Prospective patrons can identify HRD Coffee Shop on a somewhat gritty block of Third Street in SOMA by the line of hungry diners snaking down the block and by the plume of greasy air wafting out the door. HRD is a dive, plain and... More 

Thank CJ G
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130 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I must say, I was a bit disappointed when I found out they didn't have any coffee. No dessert either? This restaurant united two cuisines. Korean and Mexican. I ordered the Chicken Kimchee burrito. Plenty of chicken, plenty of rice and vegetables. Not much flavor though. I was expecting more WOW! I was expecting for flavors that added excitement. I... More 

Thank mctraveler2
Burlingame, California
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Crispy, juicy, tasty oysters on good bread side of crispy fries with a spicy dip my mouth is watering now as I type this and I just had this sandwich yesterday and I can have it again !!! ***HRD--pls. consider doing a RICE Bowl with the oysters, pretty please?

1 Thank foieNonions
San Francisco, California
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62 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This place is no longer the cheap diner it started out as. It's still in the same location but they've remodeled and given the place a face lift. Place was featured on the food network show "Diners, Drive Ins and Dives" but this place is deserving. The food is still super delish (think of the top trending food trucks) except... More 

1 Thank l2ider

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Korean, Mexican, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 521A 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighborhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: (415) 543-2355

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

Staying in SoMa

Neighborhood Profile
South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able to do more than just business - museums, top quality restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call this neighborhood home. Most of its freeway-sized streets may not capture the same character as other neighborhoods in the city, but pockets of charm, like South Park, can still be found throughout its side streets.
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