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Memorable Meal in Sausalito

Taking some friends to Sausalito from Washington. Sushi Ran is supposed to be good. Any other recommendations for a memorable, Sausalto experience? Is Fish good?

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  1. Fish is great, but I only enjoy it on warm days...sitting on the deck in the sun is where it's at...Sushi Ran is really the only other better than average place in Sausalito. Poggio isn't bad either...

    1. Fish is great! Even on a rainy day, you sit inside by the fire and enjoy the deliciou food. On a sunny day, it;'s even better. Bring cash!

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      1. re: Doodleboomer

        Bring lots of cash! We can easily go through a hundred bucks for two, but then again I have no self control.

      2. The Crab Roll @ Fish is the best dish in Sausalito hands down. There is also a great Indian place a little up the road across from Strawberry village - I forget the name...

        1. Try Avatar's at the end of Bridgeway. Small, not upscale atmosphere but excellent Indian fusion ("Marindian") food. Fun and casual. I lived in Sausalito/Mill Valley 25+ years and this is one of the places I miss.

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          1. re: HDinCentralME

            I definitely second Avatars. This is the only place that you will find "Marindian" food. The samosa appetizer and the rock shrimp enchiladas are two great dishes. Friendly service and unlike Fish, they take cards.

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            Avatar's
            2656 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965

            1. re: pininex

              I had lunch at Avatars today. I have to admit the idea of curry enchiladas and Indian tostadas did not sound promising, and the menu goes as far as jerk chicken.

              However my friend had eaten there before, and we let the friendly manager order. The chicken curry enchilada was okay, but the lamb curry (made from rare, tender New Zealand lamb) was exceptional. A humble roasted carrot was sensational. The accompanying pickles were tasty.

              Big thumbs up if you're in the area.

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              Avatar's
              2656 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965

          2. I'd go with Poggio. It's right downtown so you can walk around after your meal down by the water. The food is really great, and the surroundings are pretty. You can even sit outside and watch the passing parade of tourists.
            I alos love Fish, but if someone hasn't been to Sausalito, they would probably enjoy being downtown.
            (I grew up in Sausalito and despised tourists, so a place has to be REALLY good to get me to go downtown to Bridgeway!)

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            1. re: The Librarian

              I went to Poggio three years ago and it was awful - like eating at a mediocre Midwestern hotel restaurant. Perhaps it has improved, but I would have to be desperate to try it again. I use it as my example in my friendly war with a Larkspur friend to prove that Marin restaurants (with the exceptions of Fork, Sushi Ran, and Fish) don't compare to San Francisco.

              1. re: goingoutagain

                And I went to Poggio a couple of years ago and it was great. I had the chicken cooked over wood fire and grilled asparagus. I look forward to returning. Different strokes I guess.

                1. re: goingoutagain

                  We went to Poggio when it first opened and didn't like it at all. But we've gone several times in the last six months and loved it. Maybe a new chef or they just go their act together?!