1601 Bar & Kitchen / San Francisco

1601 Howard St 12th St San Francisco 94103
Opening Hours
Tue, Wed, Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Fri, Sat 18:00 - 23:00

We are an upscale contemporary eatery serving Sri Lankan inspired cuisine, using local and seasonal organic ingredients as much as possible in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. Our bar offers premium wines, beers, and has an extended aromatized and fortified wines selection. We are honored to be given a title of a unique addition to the “Key Newcomers” category in the 2014 Zagat San Francisco Bay Area Restaurant Survey and to be assigned a Bib Gourmand status by 2014 Michelin Guide, as well as named one of the 2013 San Francisco and Bay Area New & Notable Restaurants and Bars by Wine & Spirits Magazine.

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Critic Reviews @ 1601 Bar & Kitchen
Hot Plate: 1601's Traditional Egg Hopper
Hot Plate: 1601's Traditional Egg Hopper The egg hopper, a popular Sri Lankan street food, is one of the stars of executive chef and owner Brian Fernando's upscale SoMa restaurant, 1601 Bar and Kitchen. The heritage-driven ... continue Zagat
1601 Bar + Kitchen's New Menu Amps Up Sri Lankan Flavor
1601 Bar + Kitchen's New Menu Amps Up Sri Lankan Flavor Chef-owner Brian Fernando says this was his vision all along. Two-year-old SoMa Californian restaurant 1601 Bar & Kitchen debuts a new menu today featuring more Sri Lankan infl ... continue Eater SF
Tips from the Net @ 1601 Bar & Kitchen
Darick Tong en
Inventive and unique among restaurants in San Francisco. The "Contemporary Sri Lankan" fare incorporates elements from Japanese and Western cuisine as well. Great list with a variety of price points that's tailored for taste rather than brand. GooglePlace - January 2018
Telan Niranga en
Grrat sri lankan fine dining place in the San Francisco. You ca find street parking outside the restaurant. GooglePlace - November 2017
Alex Jonas en
I had an amazing meal here. I won't lie. It was pricey. But I did the tasting menu, and every dish was great. I really enjoyed it. The food was unique and delicious, and the service was excellent. I really liked the decor as well. It was a very cool looking place. I recommend the tasting menu to anyone with a special occasion. And the regular small plates menu also looked interesting and not as expensive. GooglePlace - September 2017
Ronald Jones en
1601 Bar & Kitchen serves some amazing food. Everything was very good and tasty!! The servers was very nice and helpful! GooglePlace - June 2017
Jonah Kowall en
Cute little bistro in an odd location. The owner was extremely friendly. They have a small and reasonable wine list. We got a bottle to split. The food is rather interesting and inventive. Unique cuisine I have never had anywhere else. The prices were reasonable for high quality food. GooglePlace - January 2017