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Looking for very good Friday lunch

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Armoise Oct 4, 2007 12:06 AM

I'm always looking for good restaurants in SF (meaning good food, decor service, organic local etc) which serve lunch, not in the downtown area. I'd prefer a place that doesn't limit their lunch menu to salads and sandwiches, I'd like to see at least some of the dinner offerings, or at least the appetizer/small plate option to be interesting. In particular I'd love to find one doing Asian fusion for an upcoming lunch with a friend. Can you help?

  1. Robert Lauriston Oct 8, 2007 02:26 PM

    A16 meets all your criteria except Asian fusion.

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    A16
    2355 Chestnut St., San Francisco, CA 94123

    1. Carrie 218 Oct 4, 2007 08:45 AM

      Beating my dead-horse on loving lunch at Samovar in the Yerba Buena gardens (different menu than the Castro location!!!!) Not open for dinner at all but stunning variety of ethnic cuisines from Moroccan to Chinese or Japanese to Russian. Their sampler luncheons are better than small plates because they are all in tune with the tea being served. Geee... think I'll head there today myself!

      http://www.samovartea.com/

      1. Cynsa Oct 4, 2007 04:35 AM

        Zoya
        www.zoyasf.com/
        465 Grove Street San Francisco, California 94102
        415.626.9692
        lunch: Wed. and Fri. 11:30 am to 2 pm

        Namu
        http://www.chow.com/places/7354
        http://www.namubar.com/

        - for a dinner option:
        Radio Africa & Kitchen
        www.radioafricakitchen.com
        Wednesdays & Thursdays, 6:30 to 9 pm at Velo Rouge Cafe
        798 Arguello Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118

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        1. re: Cynsa
          Cynsa Oct 7, 2007 02:05 PM

          The House
          1230 Grant Ave, San Francisco - (415) 986-8612
          www.thehse.com

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          SFGourmande Oct 4, 2007 12:23 AM

          Have you been to the Slanted Door in the Ferry Building? Fab!
          Also I love Hotei on 9th and Judah for their wonderful Japanese noodle soups (closed Tuesday)
          Zazie (french-esque) on Cole in Cole Valley is always awsome, not asian but their BLT is not to be missed and they have much more than soups and salads.
          And I think that Luna Park on Valencia actually does a good lunch.
          Hmm, lunch asian fusion, tough one. Anyone???

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