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Gerard Jul 21, 2006 04:36 AM

Stranded grubless late at night? Here's a summary of a recent discussion of your late night options...

See the original discussion ----->
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/310169

SAN FRANCISCO

LITTLE STAR PIZZA on Divisadero will be open till 11 PM, but just on weekends.
http://www.littlestarpizza.com

CHEZ MAMAN on Cortland (1) and on Union (2) will be open till 11 PM, but just on weekends.
http://www.chezmamansf.com

SLOW CLUB on Mariposa will be open till 11 PM, but just on weekends.
http://www.slowclub.com

DELFINA in the Mission will be open till 11 PM, but just on weekends.
http://www.delfinasf.com

DELFINA PIZZERIA in the Mission will be open till 11 PM, but just on weekends.
http://www.pizzeriadelfina.com

RANGE in the Mission will be open till 11 PM, but just on weekends.
http://www.rangesf.com

FOREIGN CINEMA in the Mission will be open till 11 PM, but just on weekends.
http://www.foreigncinema.com

A16 on Chesnut will be open till 11 PM, but just on weekends.
http://www.a16sf.com

RASSELAS JAZZ CLUB on Fillmore will be open till 11 PM, but just on weekends.
http://www.rasselasjazzclub.com

OSHA THAI on 2nd Street will be open till 11 PM.
http://www.oshathai.com

MOZZARELLA DI BUFALA on Fillmore will be open till 11 PM, 12 AM weekends.
http://www.dibufala.com

SHALIMAR on Jones (1) and on Polk (2) will be open till 11:30 PM.
http://www.shalimarsf.com

NAAN ‘N’ CURRY on Jackson will be open till 11:30 PM.
533 Jackson St.
(415) 693-0499

OSHA THAI in the Mission will be open till 12 AM.
http://www.oshathai.com

BROTHER’S KOREAN BBQ on Geary will be open till 12 AM.
http://sanfrancisco.citysearch.com/profile/905568/

ZUNI CAFE on Market will be open till 12 AM MO-SA, 11 PM SU.
http://sanfrancisco.menupages.com/

OOLA on Folsom will be open till 12 AM SU-MO, 1 AM TU-SA.
http://www.oola-sf.com

GO GO CAFÉ on Irving will be open till 12 AM, 1 AM weekends.
http://sanfrancisco.citysearch.com/profile/908995/san_francisco_ca/go_go_cafe_restaurant.html

TAQUERIA SAN JOSE in the Mission will be open till 12 AM, 4 AM weekends.
http://sanfrancisco.menupages.com/

ORIGINAL JOE'S on Taylor will be open till 12:30 AM.
http://www.themenupage.com/originaljoes.html

TAQUERIA VALLARTA in the Mission will be open till 12:30 AM, 3:30 AM weekends.
http://sanfrancisco.menupages.com/

NOPA on Divisadero will be open till 12:45 AM, 1:45 AM weekends.
http://sanfrancisco.menupages.com/

OZONE THAI on Polk will open (delivery only) till 1 AM.
http://www.theozonethai.com

GLOBE on Pacific will be open till 1 AM MO-SA.
http://sanfrancisco.menupages.com/

GREAT EASTERN on Jackson will be open till 1 AM.
http://sanfrancisco.menupages.com/

LEE HOU on Clement will be open till 1 AM.
http://sanfrancisco.menupages.com/

THAI HOUSE EXPRESS on Larkin will be open till 1 AM, 2 AM weekends.
http://sanfrancisco.menupages.com/

OSHA THAI on Geary will be open till 1 AM, 3 AM weekends.
http://www.oshathai.com

EL FAROLITO in the Mission will be open till 1 AM, 3 AM weekends.
http://sanfrancisco.menupages.com/

KING OF THAI on Taraval (1) and on Clement (2) will be open till 1:30 AM.
http://sanfrancisco.menupages.com/

LOVE N HAIGHT on Haigh will be open till 2 AM MO-SA, 1 AM SU.
http://tinyurl.com/mm87a

THE TONAYENSE taco trucks in the Mission will be open till 2 AM or later.
http://www.gotothemission.yell,anybodyseenthetacotruck?!.com

KATANA-YA on Geary will be open till 2 AM.
430 Geary Blvd
(415) 771-1280

RYOKO’S on Taylor will be open till 2 AM.
619 Taylor St
(415) 775-1028

STEPS OF ROME CAFFE on Columbus will be open till 2 AM, 3 AM weekends.
http://www.stepsofrome.com/caffe/index.php

WOODEN CHARCOAL BBQ on Geary will be till 3 AM.
http://sanfrancisco.citysearch.com/profile/905604/

EL ZOCALO in the Mission will be open "late" and till 4 AM weekends.
ditto.

IT'S TOPS on Market will be open till 3 AM every day but Tuesday (no late hours) and Sunday (open till 11 PM).
http://sanfrancisco.citysearch.com/profile/868180/

YUET LEE on Stockton will be open till 3 AM every day but Tuesday.
http://sanfrancisco.menupages.com/

WON MI BBQ on Fillmore will be open till 4 AM.
1545 Fillmore
(415) 441-3906

GRUBSTAKE on Pine will be open till 4 AM.
http://www.sfgrubstake.com

EL TACO LOCO in the Mission will be open till 4 AM.
http://sanfrancisco.menupages.com/

LUCKY PENNY on Geary is 24/7.
http://sanfrancisco.menupages.com/

BAGDAD CAFE on Market is 24/7.
http://sanfrancisco.menupages.com/

NAAN ‘N’ CURRY on O’Farrell is 24/7.
478 O’Farrell St.
(415) 775-1349

EAST BAY

T-REX BBQ in Berkeley will be open till 11 PM, but only weekends.
http://www.t-rex-bbq.com

ETHIOPIA RESTAURANT in Berkeley will be open till 11 PM.
http://www.ethiopiarestaurant.com

NAAN ‘N’ CURRY in Berkeley will be open till 11 PM.
2366 Telegraph Ave
(510) 841-6226

CÉSAR in Berkeley will be open till 11 PM, 11:30 PM weekends.
http://www.barcesar.com

LA PIÑATA in Fremont will be open till 11 PM, 2 AM weekends.
http://www.lapinata.com

SAN FRANCISCO PIZZA in Richmond will be open till 12 AM, but only on weekends.
1190 Macdonald Ave
(510) 412-4400

MR PIZZAMAN in Richmond will be open "late".
http://www.mrpizzaman.com

LUKA'S TAPROOM in Oakland will be open till 12 AM (limited menu).
http://www.lukasoakland.com

KORYO WOODEN CHARCOAL BBQ in Oakland will be open till 12 AM.
4390 Telegraph Ave
(510) 652-6007

LEGENDARY PALACE in Oakland will be open till 12 AM (site is wrong in the obvious way
)http://www.themenupage.com/legendarypalace.html

GUM KUO in Oakland will be open till 12 AM MO,TU,TH,FR, 1 AM weekends.
388 Ninth St.
(510) 268-1288

HOUSE OF CHICKEN N WAFFLES in Oakland will be open till 12 AM, 4 AM weekends.
444 Embarcadero W
(510) 836-4446

FONDA in Albany will be open till 12:30 AM (limited menu).
http://www.fondasolano.com

CAFE AU COQUELET in Berkeley will be open till 1:30 AM, 2 AM weekends.
2000 University Ave
(510) 845-0433

TOP DOG in Berkeley on Durant will be open till 2 AM, 3 AM weekends.
http://www.topdoghotdogs.

DAIMO in Richmond will be open till 3 AM (linked page says 2:30 AM).
http://listings.eastbayexpress.com/gyrobase/Dining/Listing?oid=4013

CASPER'S HOTDOGS in Pleasant Hill will be open till 3 AM.
But I really wouldn't.

JUANITA'S in Alameda will be open till 3 AM.
http://www.juanitasalameda.com

LA PIÑATA in San Leandro (1), Concord (2), Hayward (3), and Alameda (4) will be open till 3 AM.
http://www.lapinata.com

EL GORDO taco truck in Oakland at 42nd and International will be open till 3 AM.
...

NATION'S GIANT in El Cerrito is 24/7.
http://www.nationsrestaurants.com

EL TAPATIO in Richmond is 24/7.
http://www.eastbayexpress.com/search/restaurants.php?oid=oid:22487

ANDY'S DONUT SHOP in Richmond is 24/7.
971 23rd Street
510-232-6057

SOUTH BAY

FRANKIE, JOHNNIE & LUIGI TOO in San Jose (1) and in Dublin (2) will be open till 11 PM, but only on weekends.
http://fjlmountainview.com/page/o640/Home_Page.html

DIM SUM KING in Daly City will be open till 11 PM, 12 AM weekends.
http://www.dimsumkingrestaurant.com/index88.html

FAT WONG’S KITCHEN in San Bruno will be open till 11 PM at least.
1780 El Camino Real
(650) 872-6682

HIMAWARI in San Mateo will be open till 11 PM MON-THU, 12 AM weekends.
202 2nd Ave
(650) 375-1005

FRANKIE, JOHNNIE & LUIGI TOO in Mountain View will be open till 12 AM MON-THU, 1 AM weekends, 11 PM SUN.
http://fjlmountainview.com/page/o640/Home_Page.html

JUJUBI CAFÉ in Milpitas will be open till 12 AM, 3 AM weekends.
550 Barber Ln
(408) 432-3395

NUTRITION HOUSE in Milpitas will be open till 2 AM.
496 Barber Ln
(408) 428-9285

MCCARTHY RANCH CHINESE CAFÉS in Milpitas will be open till 3 AM.
http://www.gomilpitas.com/McCarthy.htm
more info at:
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/310169

CHINA PALACE in Milpitas will be open till 3 AM.
688 Barber Ln
(408) 894-7060

PETER’S CAFE in Millbrae is 24/7.
10 El Camino Real
(650) 697-2434

COLMA CAFE inside the Lucky Chance Casino in Colma is 24/7.
http://www.luckychances.com

MINI GOURMET in San Jose is 24/7.
599 S Bascom Ave
(408) 275-8973

NORTH BAY

ANTOJITOS LA TEXANITA in Santa Rosa will be open till 11 PM, but only on weekends.
1667 Sebastopol Rd.
(707) 548-1931

BARN DIVA in Healdsburg will be open till 11 PM WE-TH, 12 AM FR-SU.
http://www.barndiva.com

THE TACO TRUCKS in Santa Rosa on Sebastopol will be open till 12 AM.
...

MCNEAR'S in Petalnuma will be open till 12 AM (limited menu).
http://www.mcnears.com

RUSSIAN RIVER BREWING CO. in Santa Rosa will be open till 12 AM, 1 AM weekends.
http://www.russianriverbrewing.com

BOUCHON in Yountville will be open till 1:30 AM.
http://www.frenchlaundry.com/bouchon/bouchon.htm

SWEET LOU'S in Cotati will be open till 2 AM SU-WE, 3 AM TH-SA.
http://www.sweet-lous.com

See the original discussion ----->
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

  1. c
    curiosae Jun 15, 2009 10:59 PM

    Rudy's Cant Fail Cafe is open until 1am everyday. Good diner food. Hot tattooed servers (with attitude--go with it). $1 beers from 9pm-1am everynight. Beats the hell out of Denny's or Nations. Note: sometimes the music is loud (punk rock)--not a place for those looking for a quiet, romantic evening, or for folks who are hard of hearing, but a fun late nite hash house with breakfast served all day.

    1 Reply
    1. re: curiosae
      rworange Jun 20, 2009 10:54 PM

      link

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      Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe
      4081 Hollis St, Emeryville, CA 94608

    2. k
      kchowder Jun 7, 2008 10:02 PM

      Home, on Market and 14th, is open until midnight

      1 Reply
      1. re: kchowder
        b
        bobbie Jun 10, 2008 11:48 PM

        Sinaloa taco truck at 23rd ave and International in Oakland is open till like 3am on weekends

      2. nicedragonboy May 30, 2008 09:54 AM

        Maritime East in Berkeley:
        DINNER NIGHTLY
        Monday Closed
        Tuesday 5pm – 10pm
        Wednesday 5pm – 10pm
        Thursday 5pm – midnight
        Friday 5pm – midnight
        Saturday 5pm – midnight
        Sunday 5pm – 10pm

        and has late night dinner prices:
        LATE NIGHT DINING
        (after 10pm)
        $1 oysters
        $3.50 beer
        $10 wood fired pizza
        Full Menu Available

        4 Replies
        1. re: nicedragonboy
          Robert Lauriston May 30, 2008 10:01 AM

          Sad news that they've cut back the late hours on Tuesday and Wednesday.

          1. re: Robert Lauriston
            Shana Ray May 31, 2008 09:12 AM

            North BAY:
            Ravenous in Healdsburg serves food until 11 (wine and cocktails until 2)
            Palette Art Cafe in Healdsburg serves food and wine until 11:30

          2. re: nicedragonboy
            FireSheep Jun 6, 2008 08:44 AM

            Had a late night snack at Maritime East with my fiance after watching "Sex in the City". Didn't order a Cosmo :), but my favorite Stormy Sunset was $5. Shared a perfectly cooked, medium rare burger and some good-sized oysters. For late night in the Albany-Berkeley area, this place is a great alternative to Fonda or A Cote. We just go to Fonda too often. IMO, what we had at Maritime is as good as other late night places but more economical.

            1. re: FireSheep
              k
              kchowder Jun 7, 2008 09:57 PM

              Two newish places in the Mission are also open on the later side:
              Beretta, on 22nd and Valencia, is open until midnight every day
              Monk's Kettle, on 16th and Albion serves food until midnight, albeit not the full menu

          3. calieskimo May 29, 2008 12:55 PM

            Great list!

            Also in East Bay:

            A Cote in Berkeley's open Wed-Thu till 11; Fri-Sat till Midnight (Sun, Mon, Tues till 10 pm)
            Cesar on Piedmont's open late too, kitchen's open weekdays: till 11 pm
            weekends (friday-saturday): till 11:30 pm
            bar hours till midnight

            Smokehouse in Berkeley

            1. k
              kresge86 May 25, 2007 10:27 PM

              Okay... I have to ask... has anyone eaten at the Lucky Penny? I've lived in the neighborhood for the past 17 years, and have never tried it.

              1 Reply
              1. re: kresge86
                Robert Lauriston May 26, 2007 10:10 AM

                http://www.chowhound.com/topics/45000

              2. j
                jhinky May 25, 2007 03:07 PM

                Spices!3 in Oakland is open till midnight everyday I think. On 12th couple of blocks down from Broadway.

                1. coolbean98 May 25, 2007 01:05 PM

                  Just wanted to add to this handy list that

                  SAHN MARU in Oakland is open until 11PM. And is delish!
                  http://www.yelp.com/biz/S6aVn29BKwfG2...

                  3 Replies
                  1. re: coolbean98
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                    ML8000 May 25, 2007 02:47 PM

                    Also:

                    New Gold Medal Restaurant
                    389-391 8th St
                    Oakland, CA 94607
                    (510) 465-1940

                    They're open until at 1 a.m....might be 2 a.m.

                    1. re: ML8000
                      k
                      kinipela May 25, 2007 10:34 PM

                      i like this place... i keep forgetting what they used to be called.. but you get both menus when you go... and whenever i go late at night, there's always a good number of customers

                    2. re: coolbean98
                      Robert Lauriston May 25, 2007 02:55 PM

                      Sahn Maru now closes at 10pm on Sundays. People kept coming up and banging on the door. On the way out I brought it to their attention that the sign still said 11.

                      Korean Kitchen at the end of the block is open till midnight or later.

                      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/375848

                    3. The Dive Apr 23, 2007 09:16 AM

                      CAV in SF -- the kitchen is open until 11 p.m. (Monday-Thursday); 12 a.m. (Friday-Saturday)
                      www.cavwinebar.com/

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                      1. re: The Dive
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                        ycyc1999 Apr 23, 2007 12:11 PM

                        Add one more 24/7 choice for San Jose:

                        Cardinal Coffee Shop & Lounge
                        3197 Meridian Ave
                        San Jose, CA 95124
                        Tel. +1 408.269.7891

                        The food is down to earth and filling.

                        1. re: ycyc1999
                          thirtyeyes Apr 24, 2007 12:40 AM

                          Downtown San Jose

                          Original Joe's
                          Old school Italian, open until 1 am
                          S. 1st and San Carlos

                          La Victoria
                          Tacos and burritos, open until 3 am, but they often stop serving early so that they actually close at 3 am
                          4th and San Carlos,
                          next to Jack in the Box which is 24/7
                          around the corner from Iguanas Taqueria which is also open late

                          Pho Tau Bay
                          closes at midnight
                          other side of 280 at 10th St and Keyes

                      2. Robert Lauriston Mar 9, 2007 12:09 PM

                        Says it above, but I missed it in the mass of detail: I noticed last night that the Naan 'n' Curry on O'Farrell is open 24/7.

                        1. grocerytrekker Feb 9, 2007 08:47 PM

                          People confuse Koryo Charcoal BBQ with Koryo Sushi right next door in the same mini mall. Koryo Sushi is small, cozy, and is open until 2 am or later almost every day.

                          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/366716

                          5 Replies
                          1. re: grocerytrekker
                            Melanie Wong Feb 9, 2007 08:53 PM

                            Koryo Wooden Charcoal BBQ used to be open until 2am. Are you saying that it is not anymore?

                            1. re: Melanie Wong
                              grocerytrekker Feb 9, 2007 09:00 PM

                              Don't know what time Koryo Wooden Charcoal BBQ closes (according to OP's list, midnight), but the nice folks at Koryo Sushi told me they are the only ones open that late, quite busy at that hour, it sounds like. I've heard bad things about Koryo BBQ's food anyway.... but Koryo Sushi would be definitely worth checking out at that hour. Can someone stay up late and report back?

                              Sushi:
                              http://www.chowhound.com/topics/366421
                              4390 Telegraph Ave #G
                              Oakland, CA 94609
                              (510) 594-0661

                              BBQ:
                              4390 Telegraph Ave # J
                              Oakland, CA 94609

                              1. re: grocerytrekker
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                                peasprout May 27, 2008 10:10 PM

                                I've only heard good things about Koryo, and it's general reputation has long been "best Korean restaurant in the Bay Area." Others swear by Brothers in S.F. There are likely many other restaurants vying for that reputation. It really comes down to preference when selecting "the best" of anything, but it's hard to imagine anyone who likes/ knows Korean food not ranking Koryo near the top.

                                Koryo Sushi is open until at least 2 or 3 am. I've had many a late-night meal there. It's really good, and one of my favorite East Bay sushi places, but as it's Korean-run, don't expect super-traditional Japanese sushi.

                                1. re: peasprout
                                  bbulkow Jun 7, 2008 10:06 PM

                                  In a recent thread, Oghane beat Koryo hands down. I think Koryo's good, and I enjoy the atmosphere, but I doubt anyone would say the food's better than Shan Maru or Oghane. And there's a litany of other east bay korean - really, go find the post.

                                  1. re: bbulkow
                                    Robert Lauriston Jun 11, 2008 04:50 AM

                                    Yeah, but Ohgane closes at 11, and I think Sahn Maru's now closing at 10:30.

                          2. norjah Feb 9, 2007 02:31 PM

                            Cafe Couleur in Potrero is open till 11 every night.

                            1. s
                              S U Feb 9, 2007 02:12 PM

                              The OP missed Tropical Paradise in Berkeley, open till 11pm.

                              2021 University Ave Berkeley

                              1. y
                                yamada3 Sep 30, 2006 02:21 AM

                                Sumiya, a Japanese yakitori grill place, on Saratoga and Lawrence in San Jose is open til 11 PM every night except for Sundays.

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                                  Oakland Barb Sep 28, 2006 06:06 AM

                                  WOW- If only this had been accessible on my way home from the airport (late) the other night!
                                  Thanks so much!!

                                  1. brekkie_fan Sep 27, 2006 02:15 AM

                                    Thanks for mentioning Cafe Colma....my parents took me here last time I visited, and it's my new fave. Chinese, Vietnamese, Filipino, and American cuisine all represented.

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                                      Bigos Sep 26, 2006 06:57 PM

                                      Awesome list, thank you!

                                      1. shortexact Sep 26, 2006 05:43 PM

                                        Also, I think that Naan 'n Curry previously located at 478 O'Farrell is now located at 336 O'Farrell.

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                                        1. re: shortexact
                                          g
                                          Gerard Sep 27, 2006 03:52 AM

                                          Right you are.

                                          I'd love to update the original post with your info, but editing is now/again only available for two hours after posting.

                                          Thanks,
                                          G

                                        2. Robert Lauriston Sep 26, 2006 03:57 PM

                                          Thai House Express is now closing at midnight every day.

                                          3 Replies
                                          1. re: Robert Lauriston
                                            g
                                            Gerard Sep 27, 2006 03:48 AM

                                            Thanks for the update.

                                            I'm sure you know that I can no longer edit my original post. I mention it only so other, less frequent posters will understand why I don't.

                                            G

                                            1. re: Gerard
                                              Robert Lauriston Sep 27, 2006 04:56 PM

                                              I think only frequent posters know that there was a short period when posts remained editable.

                                            2. re: Robert Lauriston
                                              Robert Lauriston Jun 21, 2009 10:18 AM

                                              There's a lot of outdated information in this three-year-old topic, so call to confirm hours before going out of your way.

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