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monta8 Jul 21, 2008 03:08 PM

wife and i will be at ucsf tuesday looking for good lunch spot

  1. c
    Columba Jul 21, 2008 04:31 PM

    Which campus? There are several.

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    1. re: Columba
      monta8 Jul 21, 2008 04:48 PM

      moffitt long parnassus

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      ML8000 Jul 21, 2008 04:49 PM

      If you're talking Parnassus, people usually head down the hill to 9th/Irviing. Lots of stuff there, Hotai (Japanese), Howard's and Art's (greasy spoon diners), Park Chow...and a few more.

      1. psb Jul 21, 2008 07:03 PM

        YUMMY YUMMY vietnamese is one of my favorite in that area.
        i like PARK CHOW too, but i've mostly had dinner entrees there.

        there is a decent shawerma place on irging too [yumma].

        agree with above poster about serching for 9th and irving stuff.
        you can also search for COLE VALLEY and the UPPER HAIGHT
        is also within reach.

        arizmendi isnt as good as cheeseboard, but is somewhat interesting ... and cheep.

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        1. re: psb
          Atomica Jul 22, 2008 04:26 PM

          I love Arizmendi, but cheap? By whose standards?

          1. re: Atomica
            rworange Jul 22, 2008 04:57 PM

            Are you thinking of the same place? I would put Arizmendi on rock bottom cheap. What would be considered pricy there? Is there a thing over $5 or even near $5?

            1. re: rworange
              Atomica Jul 22, 2008 05:04 PM

              It's a bakery. It's the same prices as most any other bakery. Also, the fact that they sell many of their breads by the pound makes those breads quite expensive.

              A slice of pizza is $2.25, but that would be enough food only for the smallest of appetites.

              1. re: Atomica
                rworange Jul 22, 2008 05:51 PM

                Yeah, we disagree on this one. A slice of pizza does it for me with a drink for lunch. Arizmendi seems competative to me with any other bakery of its class. It is on equal footing if not less than Acme, Semi-Freddi, Grace or La Farine. It is less than Tartine. Of course if we are talking Safeway ... no ... even the bread prices are competative with Safeway. I mean, Arizmendi / Cheeseboard is one of my favorite places and the prices have never given me any pause. On the other hand I'd say it isn't exactly a comfortable place to grab a bite or a full meal.

        2. c
          Columba Jul 21, 2008 10:19 PM

          9th & Irving. If it's a sunny day & you'd like to sit outside Cafe Gratitude raw food on 9th or Yumma middle eastern food on Irving both have lovely patios out back. Many places have to-go food, so if you're spending long hours at the center or hospital you can carry it back up the hill.

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            Fig Newton Jul 22, 2008 09:27 AM

            I really like Pomelo, which is one of the closest restaurants to the campus. I usually get the Koh Samui, but there are other good things on the menu as well.


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            1. re: Fig Newton
              rworange Jul 22, 2008 03:38 PM


              92 Judah St, San Francisco, CA 94122

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              virtualguthrie Jul 22, 2008 06:11 PM

              I like L'Avenida on Irving. The grilled chicken burrito is my go-to order but overall the food is quite good and the prices are moderate, however they don't have a lot of seating, only a few small tables.

              I would also suggest Lavash which is right next door (actually they swapped spaces w. L'Avenida shortly after Lavash opened up). Lavash serves Iranian food which is quite good and not too expensive.

              There is also Naan N' Curry for Indian standards, cheap and good.

              511 Irving St, San Francisco, CA

              L'Avenida Mexican Grill
              507 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122

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                virtualguthrie Jul 22, 2008 06:36 PM

                Naan N' Curry link didn't take in the first post, here it is again.

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                1. re: virtualguthrie
                  virtualguthrie Jul 22, 2008 07:17 PM


                  642 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122

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