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Sep 29, 2008 04:39 PM

Any decent restaurants in Foster City?

We're moving to Foster City and I am wondering if there are any decent restaurants in Foster City, including take-out places. Thanks in advance!

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    1. I used to work in Foster City and had a coupla old faithfuls...

      Tokie's Japanese - decent sushi, good lunch and dinner plates. Was one of the few places I could find ahi poke on the peninsula.

      Pho New Saigon - Good pho, of course, but lots of other good vn dishes. Also, bubble tea!

      1058 Shell Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404

      New Saigon
      1088 Foster City Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404

      1. It is my understanding that Joy is going through some remodeling and will reopen at an unspecified date. I have not been in a while.

        Otherwise Myung Dong Tofu Cabin in the Marina complex (E. Hillsdale / Norfolk) is quite decent, although some might argue that's San Mateo and not Foster City (but right at the mouth).

        Thai Basil is good once in a while.

        1. I used to live in San Mateo and I loved La Fonda on El Camino Real in San Mateo - near 25th. I found Foster City to be mostly a waste land of chain restaurants. I second the Tokie's rec.
          If you are willing to go to San Mateo - make that big trek over the freeway - on 25th there are a couple of little places we liked alot. La Lanterna (end of the street by the church) does pretty good Italian (better than Lucetti's). The Patio does a good breakfast/lunch (my favorite is the Monterey Burger). The Thai place on 25th is very good but I can't remember it's name.
          Oceanic on El Camino is the best "american style" chinese food and they used to deliver. There is a real "chinese" food place on 25th but again I can't remember the name.
          In Downtown SM we loved Joy Sushi and found it to be the best in the area. Not alot else down there interested us though.

          The Patio
          25 W 25th st, San Mateo, CA

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          1. re: sflegs

            I googled Tokie's just to note the reco for their ahi poke and the map placed it in San Mateo.

          2. I know it's chain, but the Chevy's in Foster City is on the water and has nice views from the bar and the addictive chips and salsa. Great if you have kids.