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Feb 5, 2007 10:23 AM

6th Ave and Balboa Restaurants, Bars & Cafes?

I've just moved to this neighborhood and noticed a small strip of restaurants at 6th and Balboa and was looking for recommendations. I prefer vegetarian and seafood entrees. Are any of these restaurants better/comparable to what I can find on Geary or Clement street? I used to live off Clement but have never crossed over to the other side of Geary for food. Thanks!

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  1. I really like the Richmond, (yes, that's the name) it's on Balboa and 7th. I'm not sure about vegitarian, but they always have a seafood entree. The chef always serves an amuse as well.

    There is some korean hot pot place on the corner of 5th(?) that was some of the blandest food I've ever eaten, avoid them. My tofu hotpot tasted like water.

    1. The Richmond is great. I've heard good things about Sushi Bistro but have not been there in its current incarnation.

      1. I liked sushi bistro when i lived on 9th. The sushi chefs are really nice to talk to also.

        1. I *LOVE* Emperor Palace. Every time I go back home to SF I always stop there, right after I get into SFO. They have really really cheap Chinese food that I think is really good. However, if you're not into the whole authentic Chinese restaurant thing, with Chinese menus on the walls and dingy bathrooms and not a whole lot of ambiance, this place is not for you. But if you want that cheap and good Chinese food fix, Emperor Palace is really good - I think they're better than a lot of places on Clement.

          1. Try Q on 3rd Ave and an aside, I see your screen name is tatertot, at Q they serve mac n cheese with tatertots on good.