Boston Hounds Visiting -- Need Two Suggestions
Hi San Francisco,
Three of us will be visiting next weekend for a wedding, and we need (at least) two suggestions for dinner.
1) A really good, authentic Chinese restaurant, preferrably not Cantonese style. I'd be happy with a hole-in-the-wall, but would also be happy to pay whatever it takes to see if a really extraordinary, but authentic, Chinese meal is available here. To that end, we are leaning towards Jai Yun, but are eager to hear other suggestions, especially if we get the chance for a second Chinese meal this trip.
2) A super-terrific restaurant, price-no-object, but we do need a reservation for next week, probably on Sunday, and it needs to be in San Francisco or in Palo Alto. I have half a mind to try Kaygetsu in Menlo Park, but I guess what I really miss is Square One, and was wondering if there are any suggestions for something like that --- California-style! Quince perhaps?
Thank you all!
Chinese: Koi Palace, Canto but perhaps the best dim sum place in California.
Super-terrific: Manresa, in Los Gatos. Alt/2nd: Chez TJ in Mountain View.
320 Village Lane, Los Gatos, CA 95030
Koi Palace Restaurant
365 Gellert Blvd, Daly City, CA 94015
938 Villa Street, Mountain View, CA 94041
re: Dave MP
Koi Palace is Cantonese, and is nowhere what it used to be. The food is tasty, but it's a noisy and dirty place and the service is brusque at best.
Manresa is probably the best meal mentioned and is not that far from Palo Alto--30 mins or so
Right on with Quince, but your best bet would be Cyrus in Healdsbrg
Chez TJ--although I don't really know it--I'd be willing to be by the name and it being in MV, it isn't authentic.
Shanghai Dumpling King has an amazing dumpling--the #4.
By mentioning Jai Yun, you are probably on a better track than what these guys are telling you--that's probably wher you should go. You want to eat Chinese in SF, not in the suburbs 40 miles away. R&G Lounge in Chi-Town is good, but cantonese (very good authentic Cantonese). Lastly, Ton Kiang on Geary is pretty good--it is a dim sum joint mainly, but their Hakka style cuisine for dinner and what not is a good eclectic mix.
re: Dave MP
Yes, we'll be renting a car. The wedding is in Palo Alto,but we're flying in and out of SFO, and plan to be in San Francisco on Friday and probably Sunday evening. So I'm happy to drive, although due to time constraints, we can't drive too far away from either Palo Alto, SFO, or anywhere in between. =) Thanks for all the suggestions so far!