New to Richmond District- fav. places?
Where do you recommend- high and low end? Also is Gaspare's (on Geary) the place for pizza? Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
I've checked out Cafe Mereb (1541 Clement St.) and their Mediterranean food is very good. I'll be going back on a Saturday night to try the Eritrean dinner specials. Breakfasts are served all day too.
Gaspare's is definitely "the" pizza place.
I also like:
Troya (Turkish) on Clement,
Aziza (Moroccan) on Geary,
Shanghai Dumpling King on Balboa,
Q on Clement,
The Richmond on Balboa,
John Campbell's Irish Bakery on Geary,
Brothers Korean on Geary,
Tawan (Thai) on Geary,
Pancho's (Mexican) on Geary,
Mescolanza (Italian) on Clement,
Al Masri (Egyptian) on Balboa,
Bistro Chin (Japanese) on California, and
Hukilau (Hawaiian) on Masonic/Geary.
Cafe Sadko on Clement has some good Russian food.
Across the street is AK subs. I haven't tried that location, but I liked the one in SOMA. This AK subs also has a meat market
Other good Russian markets are
New World Market
Israel Kosher Market
The last doesn't look like much, but has some excellent baked goods.
Nearby is John Campbell's Irish Bakery which is also excellent
Blackwell's wine and spirits is very good. They have wine tasting on the weekends.
The standard 2 pizza spots in the Richmond are Giorgio's and Gaspare's. I like them both - they aren't Pizzetta 211, but then you won't wait for a table like Pizzetta 211 either. Crust on a Gaspare's pizza can be amazing - but it won't be every time.
I second earlier suggestions of Mescolanza and Shanghia House. I like Miki - Japanese food next door to Shanghai House - too.
Bill's Place on Clement at 24th is good for old school burgers.
I like Gordo (23rd/Clement and Geary/18th) for grilled chicken and the chile verde. You'll have to muddle through to see what you like. It's good to okay, convenient but not the Mission.
La Vie on Geary/22th is very good Vietnamese.
Joe's Ice Cream is another old school place, ice cream made on site. Nice owners.
Kirin Chinese -- very good, best with at least 3 others, Geary/25th.
Giorgio's Pizzeria - 2nd/Clement
re: Robert Lauriston
I second the recs for the Burmese places (I think if you live in the Richmond it's your duty to try them all at least once) and for Best Panda.
I ate at Singapore-Malaysian once and was disappointed - perhaps I should give it another shot. http://www.chowhound.com/topics/389504
That post reminded me of Creations Dessert House, which is a lot of fun.