San Francisco Neighborhood Guide: Inner Richmond
San Francisco’s Inner Richmond neighborhood is another of our city’s overlooked jewels. While tourists flock to Fisherman’s Wharf, The Haight and other touristy areas of our fair city, San Franciscans and other Bay Area residents are perfectly happy to have Inner Richmond to themselves. However, that may not last as this unique neighborhood is quickly gaining the reputation of a foodie’s paradise with some of the city’s best restaurants gaining a national and international reputation for excellence.
Originally written off as the “Great Sand Waste” between San Francisco and the Pacific, Inner Richmond is also known as “New Chinatown” by area residents. This is due to an influx of Chinese homebuyers in the neighborhood in recent years and a rising number of ethnic grocery stores, restaurants and other businesses to serve them. The Chinese are only the most recent wave of immigrants to call Inner Richmond home. In the past, it was an enclave for waves of Irish, Russian, Jewish, Japanese and other ethnic immigrants to live and work here.
Inner Richmond’s main commercial thoroughfare is Clement Street, and residents and visitors alike can choose from a world of different ethnic cuisines along this street. Aficionados of virtually every type of Asian cuisine will find outstanding and authentic Asian soul food in the locally owned and operated restaurants here in addition to purveyors of European, South American, American and other regional specialties. Clement Street and nearby streets are a fascinating place to visit as one can smell spice blends from all over the world within the space of one or more blocks.
Nearby attractions include The Presidio, Golden Gate Park and Mountain Lake Park, but the real attraction here is the Inner Richmond neighborhood itself. If you’re one of those travelers who prefer off-the-beaten-path destinations and want to experience a San Francisco neighborhood the way that locals do, Inner Richmond is an excellent choice.
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