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Where to eat near Polk and O'Farrell?

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Going to see Brandy Snifter at the Mitchell Brothers Theater, urhh I mean Brandi Carlile at the Great American Music Hall on Monday evening. I need someplace to get a quick, light meal nearby.

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  1. larkin at geary: thai house express!

      1. Thai: Chai Yo on Polk St - great pad thai and pad see ew. Vietnamese: Either Pagolac or Mangosteen, both on Larkin. Indian: Darbar on Polk St. All these choices are very inexpensive, but have great food!

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        1. re: bwillia

          Some pretty negative reports here on Mangosteen.

          Bodega Bistro is good Vietnamese.

        2. Seconds for Thai House Express and Darbar. For pho, Turtle Tower on Larkin (between Ellis and Eddy).

          1. Palestinian schwarma, hummos, etc. at Mediterranean Spirit, Polk and Bush.....up toward Bush and north of there, there are lots more options. I also second the rec for Mekong, and the other suggestions are good too. For quick, light meals, this is a great neighborhood.

            Dave MP

            1. Where I ate: Tommy's Joynt for the Monday night special Oxtail stew and the 1st half of the NCAA finals. The Oxtails were tender in a slightly sweet gravy (tomato?). OK, but nothing to write home about. Also nearby was Fina Estampa, which was closed that night.

              Where Brandi Carlile ate on her afternoon off: Victor's for pizza and See's Candy for Easter gifts and a handpicked box for herself which she had wrapped up all pretty and nice.