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SF City: Special Take Out Food Near Japantown

jous May 23, 2007 01:47 PM

Hi All,

Friend can not leave house. Bringing food over. Location needs to be walkable to/from Japantown area (~ 1/2 mile radius from Geary and Fillmore).

Any suggestions? Some food just gets limp and soggy in to-go boxes. Some food stays fine for reheating...



  1. Robert Lauriston May 23, 2007 01:53 PM

    Noodles from Mifune.

    1. See Food May 23, 2007 02:08 PM

      Won Mi Korean BBQ

      1545 Fillmore St, San Francisco
      415 441 3906

      I'm pretty sure they have take out.

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      1. re: See Food
        Windy May 23, 2007 11:47 PM

        Won Mi has tasty bi bim bap (although I haven't eaten there in a while). That should travel better than noodles.

        The Thai place on the opposite corner is okay; cheap, not bad, not great.

        It's good news that Pasta Pomodoro by the Kabuki closed. It was reliably awful.

        Anyone been to the relocated Powell's fried chicken lately?

        1. re: Windy
          Melanie Wong May 24, 2007 09:42 AM

          I tried Powell's last month. Not thrilled with the chicken or waffle. But am wondering how folks like breakfast here.

          Here's my post,

          1. re: Melanie Wong
            Carrie 218 May 24, 2007 10:19 AM

            Melanie, I've only had breakfast there once and once was more than enough. Very mediocre as there are many, many better places for breakfast, although limited in the area. The best for breakfast (at least on weekends): Elite Cafe.

      2. singleguychef May 23, 2007 02:25 PM

        There's one of those pasta places, either Pasta Pomodoro or Fuzio (can't remember which) right next to the Kabuki theaters for hot pasta dishes if your friend gets tired of Asian stuff.

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        1. re: singleguychef
          Gary Soup May 23, 2007 04:07 PM

          It's Pomodoro.

          1. re: Gary Soup
            Carrie 218 May 23, 2007 05:42 PM

            Pomodoro is gone -- it has been replaced by the new Kabuki Cafe which serves nothing but generic Caesar salads and whatnot. Hardly remarkable.

            I would recommend stopping in at Nijiya market; TONS of pre-packaged, ready-to-eat dishes including nigiri, fried cutlets, salads, etc. Also, Mozzarella di Buffala has a great fejoida which I have had to-go on a number of occasions and re-heats very, very well. Mifune sells their noodles to go with the broth in a separate container which helps.

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