Best Restaurant on Noriega Street
- Ciaohound Jun 17, 2002 10:13 AM
I have seen reviews on Lotus, Little Beijing, Jumbo Seafood, etc.
What is your vote for BEST restaurant on Noriega Street?
Unless they were in real estate, few 'hounds know the
fog bound outer sunset. There in the 20's, you've got a
slew of non-descript seafood palaces,wonton and noodle
cafes and whatever happened to that Alsatian-Bavarian
place on the south side-restaurant Luzerne?
In the 30's around the Safeway-more dim sum and that
ex-Irish corner donut shop that became a Hong Kong
srtle pastry shop.
re: Melanie Wong
I used to always go to Donut Time to pick up some pastries for my coworkers in the morning. They swore by the apple fritters. They are huge, enough for two sittings. Personally I preferred the tried and true regular old donuts. They also sell a lot of chinese pastries there also. Baked fresh every morning. You could smell the baking going on at 4 in the morning as you drive by.
Thanks for the confirmation. I'd only tried it once. French crullers are my favorite style of donut and hard to find. Even harder to find a decent one, and this was more than decent, especially considering that it was late in the day long after it had been fried. I'll need to try a fresher one the next time I'm in the Sunset.
I can't make a motion for the "best" restaurant on Noriega, since I don't get there very often and several of the restaurants I have eaten at are now out of business (Lucerne, and a mexican restaurant near the Bashful Bull). However, I have eaten at Lotus recently, and found it quite good. The food is interesting and well prepared. The wine list is interesting and reasonably priced. I talked with one of the owners regarding the garlic noodles they serve - he's familiar with the Thanh Long verson - he said he tried about 30 formulations before he settled on the one he uses at the restaurant. I actually prefer his version - there seems to be less of a chemically enhanced flavor.