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roofus Aug 19, 2006 03:50 PM

Howdie Chow Hounds, last minute request...moving our daughter into USF dorm this afternoon. Would appreciate a rec for a restuarant nearby. We like everything. Thanks

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  1. Cynsa RE: roofus Aug 19, 2006 04:21 PM

    within walking distance of USF:
    -Poleng Lounge (1751 Fulton at Masonic Ave.) has good small plates to share for an Asian fusion dinner and interesting teas.
    -Abacus (2078 Hayes St. near Cole) has a California-Chinese fusion menu.
    -Hukilau is on Masonic Ave. at Geary for Hawaiian food.
    -Green Chile Kitchen on the corner of Baker & Fulton St. has green chile stew, pozole, and burrito/taco/enchilada fare

    a bit further on Divisadero Street:
    -Little Star Pizza on 846 Divisadero between Fulton and McAllister Streets for deep dish pizzas
    -NOPA at 560 Divisadero Street at Hayes St. for American comfort food (has a communal table) - call for same day reservations at 2pm -Phone (415) 864-8643
    -Ziryab at 528 Divisadero for Middle Eastern fare
    -Metro
    -Herbivore (good for brunch, sandwiches, salads - avoid the pasta dishes)
    -Jay's Cheesesteaks

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      abe1329 RE: roofus Aug 19, 2006 05:27 PM

      How about Fruitful Grounds on Fulton @ Masonic. Great burgers, salads, smoothies. A real college hangout. May be crowded if everyone is moving in today.

      Citrus Club is yummy for lunch. HUGE bowls of Asian soups and noodles. Very nice on a cold day. This is on Haight Street two blocks in from Stanyan.

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        Cynsa RE: abe1329 Aug 19, 2006 07:56 PM

        If you go to Haight Street, try Asqew at 1607 Haight - for a good value and good skewers of meats with veggies and sides of couscous, rice or potatoes.

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          Tobias RE: abe1329 Aug 20, 2006 10:11 PM

          Citrus Club ranks as one of the worst meals I've had in an SF restaurant. Service was awful; food was unimaginative and poorly prepared. There are lots of good places serving better Asian noodles of various varieties.

          As to your question, why not try Balboa Restaurant?

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          roofus RE: roofus Aug 19, 2006 07:41 PM

          Great info. Thanks mucho

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