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Current recommendations for good restaurants in the Castro...any kind of cuisine. Thanks!

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    1. Thai House Express, 19th & Castro, is quite good -- not as good as the first location at Geary & Larkin but still good. It also has a good-looking gay male clientele, so if you're looking for both good food and a Castro scene, I can't think of any place that win on both counts. There are more fashionable scenes at places like Lime, but the food isn't worth it.

      Also, Eiji, for Japanese including homemade tofu. Not at all a Castro scene, but located right there at 16th & Sanchez, just south on Sanchez of the totally forgettable Tangerine.

      A bit farther away, but also good, is Chow at 14th & Church. Nice BLT with avocado on the weekend.

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      1. re: david kaplan

        Actually, I had quite a nice meal at Tangerine on Saturday night. Our party loved the sea bass in black bean sauce, and my short ribs with bok choy and mashed potatoes were quite tasty. We also liked a mixed green salad, the steamed mussels and clams, and the tangerine yam cakes.

      2. Slim pickings but here are ones I have been to not so recently -

        2223 Restaurant and Bar is pretty good a classic, good for appetizers and drinks.
        Chow- dependable
        La Méditeranée is pretty ok
        Home- mainstream, reliable and simple food
        Woodhouse fish place is liked in the past here but not by me.

        Down the street is Destino- pretty good and fun.

        1. I haven't tried it yet, but I've heard good things about Samovar Tea Lounge at Sanchez @ 18th.

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          1. re: Philip

            yes very nice spot for a nibble or lunch. also, there is that burrito shop across the street that has been reliable over the years.

          2. Catch is great for seafood!

            1. Castro has traditionally been a dining dead-spot but SUMI (formerly Ma Tante Sumi) on 18th nr. Eureka is a great little find.
              http://www.suminthecastro.com/
              Romantic, intimate space and attentive service.

              Haven't been to the Anchor Oyster Bar in a while (on Castro nr. 19th) but it used to be great for wine, chowder & oysters. Ideal for pre or post-drinkies munchies.