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Jul 6, 2006 04:37 PM

Dinner near Sutter/Taylor

Need to eat before "Love, Janis" but prefer to skip Canteen, Cortez and Cafe de la Presse.

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    1. Sanraku on Sutter at Taylor. Good Japanese food, can be crowded but with two dining rooms it's not too bad. One block up Taylor at Bush is Sushi Rikka, also good Japanese, slightly more low key.

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      1. re: rabaja

        Sanraku is a favorite of mine in that area. Try the popoyaki (grilled squid).

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        1. Second Tajine. Definitely give it a try if you haven't been. Sanraku has been hit or miss before when I've tried to hit it up before shows at ACT. The food is decent, but it does tend to fill up. Before the last show, my friend and I had a light dinner at Grand Cafe's bar and had good luck with the brandade brulee, the mussels and some very fresh oysters on the halfshell.

          a sante,

          1. I haven't been here for several years, but La Scene Cafe and Bar at the Warwick Hotel on Geary at Taylor has always offered reliable California-French food and some prix-fixes choices. Their specialty is quick service that will get you to the theater on time. Atmosphere is pleasant, quiet, European.