Bong Su - SF
Gotta report that today for a friends birthday lunch we had a really terrific lunch. i was at Bong Su three months ago, and it was just OK, but today was an absolute knockout. all the dishes we shared - about 8 for 6 people - were terrific. the black cod, as others note, was outstanding. but every single item - squid, "pancakes," crab noodles, and other i can't recall - were really top notch. the place was more empty than not, so i really hope folks try it out before it disappears ... also, you MUST have their "buffalo grass" vodka martini. the best vodka i ever had ( so ... i got a bottle right now in my fridge).
let me know what you think ... and see my Maui post in the "Elsewhere" zone if this was helpful ...
I went last night and also thought the food was very good (shy of great but very good). While the service was totally indifferent, I would go back to sit at the pretty (and empty, but it was a Sunday...still don't get the vibe this place is doing great business) bar and eat shrimp cupcakes, salt and pepper calamari and miso cod. Nothing super inventive but way solid presentation. I love the dried beef on top of the otherwise ordinary papaya salad. The giant prawns are incredible to look at, ok to taste.
Good to hear. I was there in the fall and thought some dishes were a bit oily. It also didn't compare well with a meal I had a few nights before at Poleng Lounge where the black cod was much better and the meal itself was tastier and cheaper. But, I'll give it another try in the future. I remember really liking the duck wraps.