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Good lunch-time eateries in the Financial District??

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tigerserpent Aug 27, 2001 09:41 PM

Hi Chowhounds,

Any advice for quality, tasty, reasonably-priced restaurants for lunch in the Financial District (specifically, the Embarcadero area)? I'm at a loss. Tired of the Briazz-type places, but many sit-down restaurants take longer than my 1-hour lunch slot! Would love to find a great Japanese or Italian restaurant, though I'm open to all cuisines.

Your feedback is much appreciated!

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    Hiko Ikeda Aug 27, 2001 10:24 PM

    Here is a list of the city's Japanese restaurants--some of them are located in the Financial District.

    If the price is a very important factor, your choice may be limited to Yoshinoya, Japan's large beef bowl chain--many branches are in California.

    Link: http://www.telephoneguide.com/SF11226...

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      Calvinist Aug 28, 2001 08:38 PM

      Have you tried Kotobuki (433-2868) at Embarcadero 4? I've eaten there a couple of times, and they are not bad. While they are a sit-down rest., they were pretty quick. There is also a to-go sushi place at EC4 as well.

      FYI I've worked at Embarcadero 4 for 10 years so I have exploited about every lunch resouce from here to North Beach over the years. I can't imagine how burned out I'd be if I was stuck in some suburban office park.

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        Amy H. Aug 29, 2001 09:13 PM

        Hi --
        I'm at One Maritime Plaza and asked almost this same question about two months ago -- people on the board gave me some great suggestions (most of which I haven't managed to try out yet). The link to my original post is below, and that should get you to the responses as well.

        Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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          tigerserpent Aug 31, 2001 03:04 AM

          Amy -- Thanks so much for directing me to your (very informative and relevant) posting! I look forward to trying those places out in the near future!

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