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Where to eat in: San Francisco

I'm a simple guy. After a hard day's work in the field I like to come home to a nice, big bowl of gruel. However, living in your frightening big cities, I've been exposed to a variety of new cuisine. Please share your favorites so I might expand my meager knowlede of your confusing world.


Curly's Coffee Shop

Powell and Green
The sweet Japanese aunt/grandma types serve breakfast all day, and it's some damn fine food. They also serve a mean cheeseburger. Udon and donburi are available too!
Curly's is open from 7AM-4PM


Chutney
511 Jones (In the Tenderloin)
Serves cheap, tasty Indian food. Everything is good.

Naan and Curry
Any SF location
The best Indian food I've had in San Francisco. Plus, they're open late. Try the mango lassi.

Turtle Tower
631 Larkin (I think O'Farrel might be the cross)
If you like pho ga, this is the place to go. The decor is sparse, and the service minimal, but the food is so good they could kick you in the pants and you'd want to come back. If you haven't tried a soy bean drink, get one of those too. Cash only.

Little Paris
Stockton and Clay
Little Paris might not have the best bahn mi ga in the city, but at $2.50 it's hard to beat. Plus, one of the old ladies that works behind the counter said I was cute, and that my girlfirend was lucky. There's always a line, and they only take cash.

Pancho Villa Taqueria
16th and Mission
Damn fine burritos. It's always crowded and noisy. Every once in a while there's a Mexican band that plays, and always a security guard at the door. Keeps out the riff raff.

Bombay Ice Cream
552 Valencia
Has a good variety of 'homemade' icecream. They have an assortment of Indian flavors as well. I hear the cardamom is good.

Giorgio's Pizza
3rd Ave and Clement
Great pizza, and not a hipster hang out like Pizza Orgasmica. It sort of reminds me of the Godfather's Pizza where I went as a kid because of the decor, but the pizza is a million times better.

Jeanne d'Arc
Bush and Powell
Great country French food. It's in the basement of Cornell Hotel, and the setting is quite romantic. It's a good place to go on a second, or third date. It runs around $35 a plate (the menu is set, but has several options) and has a decent selection of wine. Dinner is a full five courses consisting of a simple soup, foie gras, salad, main course, and dessert. Be sure to order the souffle for desert. Nothing's better.
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No seafood places? I heard there was some place on Fishermans Wharf that wasn't too $$$ but the food was
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No seafood places? I heard there was some place on Fishermans Wharf that wasn't too $$$ but the food was

My lady friend doesn't care for shellfish, so I don't have too much experience personally. From what I gather the Fisherman's Wharf places are so-so when compared to the Chinese ones.

Supposedly this one is great:

R&G Lounge
Kearny and Clay

They do have a stuffed, fried chicken that has to be ordered 24 hours in advance that's incredible.
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Truly Mediterranean
3109 16th St. San Francisco, CA 94103
(at Valencia St.)
(415) 252-7482 Fax Orders: (415) 437-2222
http://www.trulymed.com/

I thought they had a location in North Beach too after the one on Haight got burned down (the Haight St. one was the one I always ate at. I went back a couple years ago and there was nothing but a burnt lot there ) My favorite place for quick casual falafel, shawerma, and thier rice pudding is sooo good. For less than $10 you can have a drink, a meal, and dessert.

Crepes on Cole
100 Carl St, (at the corner of Cole Street), San Francisco, CA 94117-3906

Friendly, nice ambience, generous portions. Great fresh squeezed juices and savory crepes. I took Clyde there once and he wanted to go back the next day and he ordered 2 crepes even though they are huge! (he had to eat really fast to trick his tummy). It's a few blocks up from Haight St,so walk the couple blocks instead on eating at the crepery on Haight.
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Bombay Ice Cream
552 Valencia
Has a good variety of 'homemade' icecream. They have an assortment of Indian flavors as well. I hear the cardamom is good.

Giorgio's Pizza
3rd Ave and Clement
Great pizza, and not a hipster hang out like Pizza Orgasmica. It sort of reminds me of the Godfather's Pizza where I went as a kid because of the decor, but the pizza is a million times better.

Bombay is awesome. Where else can you get curry ice cream or garlic ice cream? The rosewater one is my favorite.

I used to go to Giorgio's quite often, and I went there with a friend recently, promising him some of the best Pizza evar...sadly they must have changed ownership since I lived in SF because they sucked so bad. yuck yuck yuck. They used to be my favorite but it was soggy, bland, and too doughy.
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Bombay is awesome. Where else can you get curry ice cream or garlic ice cream? The rosewater one is my favorite.

I used to go to Giorgio's quite often, and I went there with a friend recently, promising him some of the best Pizza evar...sadly they must have changed ownership since I lived in SF because they sucked so bad. yuck yuck yuck. They used to be my favorite but it was soggy, bland, and too doughy.


I've had the same experience at Giorgio's, but more often than not it seems to be a good place to get pizza. Though, the last time I was there it was about 900 degrees in the place.
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Buffalo Burger
5317 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, 94121 - (415) 668-1267


A resteraunt that has awesome burgers.

go there, now
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983 Valencia, SF 94110

damn good vegan food!
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What? No attempts to tackle the bagillions of asian restaurants?
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DC and I have explored quite a bit of the city, and some of these places are incredibly small hole-in-the-wall types of places, but I promise you, they totally rock!

1.
Big Lantern Dim Sum
3170 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103
Cross Street: Valencia Street

Great dim sum served all day. Unlike most places, they make it as you order it, so it's always fresh. The atmosphere is really nice and it's never crowded (this is a brand new restaurant so that may be why). They also have a very nice selection of teas, I highly recommend trying them out. If you're not into dim sum, try some of their other chinese food. It's great!
Things to try: Steamed pork buns, sesame balls, coco-banana pudding, mango chicken, dragon's well tea

2.
Lahore Karahi
612 Ofarrell St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(between Jones and Leavinworth)

FORGET NAAN N CURRY! This place is only slightly more expensive, but still cheaper than most indian restaurants. This tiny place seriously has the best indian food in the city! The owner knows me and DC and gets really happy when we come in. He even hooks us up with free dessert every once in a while.
Things to try: DO NOT leave without trying their chicken tikka masala. mmmmmmm......

3.

Sushi Rika
900 Bush St
San Francisco, CA 94109
Cross Street: Taylor Street

As the name suggests, a sushi place. Not only do they make great sushi, but if you go there on friday or saturday night, there will most likely be a DJ, which really adds to the atmosphere. This is kind of a trendy place that's really popular with the art school kids.


There are plenty more great places, perhaps DC and I can add to this later
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Lahore Karahi
612 Ofarrell St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(between Jones and Leavinworth)

FORGET NAAN N CURRY! This place is only slightly more expensive, but still cheaper than most indian restaurants. This tiny place seriously has the best indian food in the city! The owner knows me and DC and gets really happy when we come in. He even hooks us up with free dessert every once in a while.
Things to try: DO NOT leave without trying their chicken tikka masala. mmmmmmm......


FORGET NAAN N CURRY!? Them's fightin' words! If you had a barn, I'd burn it down at this moment.

I've yet to try this place. I like a creamy chicken masala, is theirs like this? If not, be gone with it!


One last thing, Sushi Rika's wait staff is too attractive for my girlfriend and I to go. All I hear is, 'Were you looking at her? You were looking at her weren't you?'
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Blowfish Sushi
2170 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Basically, it is the best sushi place out there. This place made me realize that sushi does not have to be bad. (I used to not like sushi). Tried this place, AMAZING rolls. Very trendy place, always crowded, sweet music always playing. If you go you gotta try basically every appetizer and most of the special rolls, ESPECIALLY the Super Dynamite Roll. Just amazing. To give you a sense of how good it is, 4 people, my mom, my 15 year old brother, me (18), and my 32 year old cousin went there and got 19 things. It may not sound like anything, but hey, each roll comes with either 6 pieces or 4 bigger pieces. When all the sushi came out it came out on this HUGE plate, coulda been for a party of who knows how many people. ANYWAYS im gonna stop ranting. Just go to this place, you will not be let down.
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There is this excellent authentically french little cafe called ___side Cafe (it's like Seaside or Oceanside or something)... basically the name really doesn't fit but it's really good. greatest french lunches ever... actual french waiters and chefs.

it's right near presidio park, by the travel lodge.

uhh... i'll get the precise address next time i'm there.
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seniores pizza is really good, i had it once when i visited a friend in SF. forgot where it is
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