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Oct 3, 2006 06:49 PM

East Coast West Delicatessen

I've been walking by this place for a whole year without giving it a glance, but my Jewish boyfriend wanted a big Reuben to break his YOm Kippur fast, so we headed down to Polk Street, somewhat skeptically. The dining room filled up fast with Young Jewish men and their girlfriends/wives.

I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. The portions were huge (and a little pricey for what it is, but California's a gentile state, so what can you expect). The smoked fish was delicious and we could each only finish half of our sandwiches. Next time I'm going to try the latkes.

I certainly wouldn't come from out of town for ECW, but its a good neighborhood spot with friendly service that will definitely not leave your belly wanting.

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  1. Are they a "Kosher Style" or a "Kosher" place? That is, could I get a pastrami and swiss sandwich or would I be scoffed at as I was when as a baby, I ordered that in NYC?

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      1. Also good for smoked fish platters for there or catering. We've catered a couple of events with their lox, sable and white fish salad platters and have been very, very happy. Don't love their bagels, though, we get those from House of Bagels.