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Expense Account Asian in SF?

Will be staying in Union Square area for three nights this week. Coming from the midwest I am down for some serious Chinese, Thai or Vietnamese. Who are the top players?

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  1. Serious expense account Chinese -
    Tommy Toys, followed by Shanhai 1930 (Tommy Toys go for the 6-course signature dinner - includes lobster and peking duck!)

    Vietnamese -
    Bong Su and Slanted Door (I actually prefer Bong Su but most prefer Slanted Door - Slanted Door has an amazing view for an out-of-towner, looking out at the Bay Bridge)

    1. Expense account Asian and serious Asian are not necessarily the same. If the focus is on spending money, try Silks at the Mandarin Oriental.

      1. I think you'd eat better at Jai Yun and Thai House Express than at most expense-account places.

        1. Thanks for the thoughts, Gary and Robert have good points. My point is I am looking for serious food, within a moderate cab ride of Union Square where price isn't the issue. This is not for "entertaining" anyone other than myself but a nice dish of fresh abalone or the like is in the cards.

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          1. re: gargantua

            My standard reco for serious Cantonese seafood near chinatown is R$G Lounge. It's going to be tough all by yourself, but at least the salt and pepper crab and a nice steamed black cod.

            1. re: PeterL

              Walked by R&G today and they're closed for renovation until March 28th, I think.