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Good eats near Lake Merced/Daly City?

Hi there. I live over on the Lake near Fort Funston and the Olmpic Club (and on the border of Daly City).

Could anyone please reccommend some good places to dine in this area? I love all sorts of food....I just feel like I always have to venture into the city or over to the Sunset for good eats.


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  1. By the way, I have already been to Joe's of Westlake and Boulevard Cafe (YUCK!), Java Beach, The Beach Chalet, Chevy's at Stonestown, and Burgermeister in Daly City....

    I am looking for GOOD, healthy, tasty food (that is not a chain) :) (i.e., Sushi, Mediterranean, Thai, Chinese, even American) Thanks!

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    1. re: saralovesfood

      If you're already venturing into the Stonestown area, then go a little further north towards West Portal. Bursa Kabob (Turkish) is there and is incredibly good. There are quite a few restaurants on West Portal. Run a search for "West Portal" to find out more.
      Cafe for All Seasons is decent, if a bit pricey for dinner. Roti is a newer Indian place on West Portal as well. There's also a susi joint.

      1. re: Mari

        Thanks Mari!

        It is good to know of those others on West Portal. We like Mozarella di Buffla (my husband is Brazilian) and Squat and Gobble over there...but besides those we had not yet tried anything else in that area. So thanks!!!

        Have a great weekend!!

        1. re: saralovesfood

          If your husband is Brazilian, a closer restaurant is Cybelle's Pizza

          If you try it, hope you'll report back. I keep hoping someone will get over to Manor Pizza.

    2. Koi Palace for really good chinese!

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      1. re: ladybythebay1

        Koi Palace is for insanely busy (but very good) dim sum......but yes, I've had a good meal there too.

      2. Just Wonton (1241 Vicente /at 24th Ave.) is one favorite in that area. Don't let the name fool you, everything on the menu is good. Kind of a hole in the wall but the service is great and friendly.

        There are a couple of other places that I've heard of that I'd like to check out hopefully soon. I'll post an update after that happens.

        1. Old Mandarin Islamic on Vicente is quite good, numerous reports here.

          There are lots of cheap ethnic restaurants on Taraval, ditto.

          1. Old Mandarin Islamic is the one that's on the top of my list for that hood.

            King of Thai Noodle on Taravel (a couple blocks east of Sunset) is good and open late night but I've heard of other good Thai places, too.

            1. Thanks! You guys rock :) Looking forward to trying some new spots. It's always good to get reccommendations on the hole in the wall ethic joints....so thank you! :-)

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              1. re: saralovesfood

                There's a good Korean place, Shin Toe Bul Yi, on Taraval & 30th.

              2. I've been having the exact same problem as you (I'm a bit South of you, near the BART). So far I've been getting some good recs from asking the same question over here: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/366067

                or toss me an e-mail (username at gmail.com). It's been tough finding food out here, but I've got my hopes that it can be found.

                I will say that I've heard a number of great things said about Tani's Kitchen over in the Westlake shopping center. Described as Japanese comfort food.

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                1. I agree with Tani's Kitchen for home-cooked Japanese food. There's also Pho Hoa Hiep (sp?) across from Home Depot in the Westlake Shopping Center for really inexpensive and good Vietnamese Food. I've been to Banana Boat a couple times many years back--not even sure if it's still there--but they've got some good Thai/Malaysian food. Get their Roti Prata, yummy! And in the Ranch 99 Plaza by you, there's Porridge King for okay jook and dim sum. Not high on my recommendation list, but it's around your area! For a good Chinese dinner, try Mr. Fong's on King Drive, next to Manila Oriental Market. Really good stuff!