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Review: Unicorn "Pan-Asian" in SF

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jtbeach78 Mar 15, 2008 11:35 AM

We went to Unicorn looking for a dining experience unique to San Francisco. Not so much. IMO, Unicorn has the distinct feel of a concept restaurant tailored specifically to business meetings. The restaurant just felt flat and tired. Nothing on the menu jumped out and the food was questionable quality generic "pan asian" fare. And my dessert, the chocolate cake, tasted suspiciously like something you would buy at the local grocery store. I would be amazed if it actually was made at the restaurant.

To me, Unicorn was just boring - both the food and the ambience. Honestly, a place like Penang which is a much larger chain has more character to me than Unicorn and that is saying something.

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    bluecheesewiz Sep 20, 2008 11:36 PM

    My wife and I had a completely different reaction tonight. We went there before a show at the Curran. So we wanted something light. We had the pre fixe Horn of plenty. They had four different spring and egg rolls, mussels and quail.

    The flavors were varied and the sauces perfectly paired with the rolls. The mussels were perfect. We enjoyed everything. The service was very attentive but not overbearing.

    Based on the menu items we didn't try, we will definitely go back.

    1. nicedragonboy Mar 15, 2008 03:53 PM

      is this an expansion of the Unicorn in Berkeley on Telegraph?

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      1. re: nicedragonboy
        rworange Mar 15, 2008 10:34 PM

        Yep
        http://www.unicorndining.com/

        So, what did you have besides chocolate cake?

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        Unicorn Pan Asian Cuisine
        191 Pine Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

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