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Seeking upscale SF fusion, experimental a plus

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Daniel Duane Jan 4, 2007 04:23 AM

SO loves this kind of food, feels cheated that I went to Ame without her. What are the other first-rate places in town? (Besides Slanted Door).

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  1. Carrie 218 RE: Daniel Duane Jan 4, 2007 05:21 PM

    Bushi-Tei is still off-radar and while not as extensive-a-menu as Ame, quite good and highly recommended.

    1. Ruth Lafler RE: Daniel Duane Jan 4, 2007 07:51 PM

      Slanted Door isn't really fusion -- it's "modern" Vietnamese.

      One true fusion restaurant that tends to fly under the radar is The House in North Beach -- there were some reports a few months ago that indicated it was still turning out good fusion food: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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        katya RE: Ruth Lafler Jan 4, 2007 10:37 PM

        The House is the boyfriend's and my favorite restaurant. The sea bass (in a ginger, soy sauce, miso preparation with green beans and garlic noodles) is outstanding.

      2. foodiegrl RE: Daniel Duane Jan 4, 2007 07:54 PM

        Not so much fusion as experimental, but you should try COI.
        Probably some of the most innovative food coming out of SF, if not the US right now...
        http://www.coirestaurant.com/menu-tas...

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          Carrie 218 RE: foodiegrl Jan 4, 2007 08:29 PM

          Completely agree on COI and regret not having mentioned it before. For an outstanding multi-course meal with wine pairings, this one is comparable with Ame.

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            Daniel Duane RE: Carrie 218 Jan 5, 2007 01:06 AM

            thank you! I'm going to give Coi a shot--I recall someone talking about it the night I ate at Ame, and I think I was subconsciously fishing for that name.

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          yehfromthebay RE: Daniel Duane Jan 4, 2007 09:01 PM

          Sutra (where Slanted Door used to be) is an Asian-fusion restaurant that serves entrees and small plates. SF Chronicle just did a review of it so it may be hard to get a table, but they do have a nice velvety lounge.

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            BillSF RE: Daniel Duane Jan 5, 2007 02:49 AM

            Another Asian-fusion restaurant that you might want to try is EOS.

            http://www.eossf.com/home.html

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