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Food Options Around Opera Plaza Theater

pwu_88 Mar 12, 2008 10:07 PM

I am headed to Opera Plaza Theater on Friday to catch a movie. I was wondering what tasty food options are within walking distance. I am going with 3 other friends. We are fairly adventurous and love all types of cuisines. Not looking to break the bank - so $50 or less per head including drinks.

Thanks for your help!

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  1. Xiao Yang RE: pwu_88 Mar 13, 2008 08:20 AM

    Looking at the map, it appears your best bet within reasonable walking distance would be Indigo Restaurant. It's not mentioned much, but notices seem to be very positive. With a $33.95 prix fixe dinner and NO corkage fee, you can't go too far wrong.



    Indigo Restaurant
    687 McAllister St., San Francisco, CA 94102

    1. Robert Lauriston RE: pwu_88 Mar 13, 2008 08:44 AM

      Bodega Bistro and Turtle Tower are four blocks away, Thai House Express and A La Turka are seven.

      I ate at Indigo a few years ago and while the food was good it seemed very generic and trend-driven. The menu still looks that way. Seared ahi tuna, braised lamb shank, warm chocolate cake--what, no miso-glazed black cod?

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      1. re: Robert Lauriston
        rworange RE: Robert Lauriston Mar 13, 2008 12:01 PM

        But they do have Wild Costa Rican Mahi-Mahi ... that's a new one ... at least the Costa Rican part.

        Anyway, looking at their website which has an annoying design, I just wanted to note that there is no corkage fee if you bring your own wine ... which is a question that gets asked on the board from time to time.

        1. re: rworange
          Xiao Yang RE: rworange Mar 13, 2008 12:12 PM

          I mentioned the NO (capitalized) corkage policy when I suggested Indigo above, but I guess I failed to add the qualifier "if you bring your own wine." (And I'll refrain from any Polish jokes here).

          1. re: Xiao Yang
            Robert Lauriston RE: Xiao Yang Mar 13, 2008 12:36 PM

            I think only the French Laundry charges corkage when you don't bring your own wine.

            1. re: Xiao Yang
              rworange RE: Xiao Yang Mar 13, 2008 12:39 PM

              Read it too fast. Was more interested in the links.

        2. Chris Rising RE: pwu_88 Mar 13, 2008 09:44 AM

          There is a decent sushi restaurant in the Plaza. Opera Plaza Sushi.

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