Lunch near Moscone
I will be in the the city for 6 days for a meeting at Moscone soon. Unfortunately, it runs through a weekend. I need good lunch places that are within walking distance or a short bus ride, like Fringale. I would appreciate your recommendations. Cost, cuisine and decor do not matter.
Here are my choices when I'm at a meeting at Moscone. Note that I prefer to walk a bit further to get away from the meeting crowd, and I lean towards more Asian food for SF lunches:
Katana-Ya: serviceable Japanese ramen. Can be a wait.
Dojima-An: I think they do nice cooked food, especially their katsu-don special (on the wall). Can be a wait.
Sultan: much better than average Indian lunch buffet. A bit pricier as well.
Shalimar: no decor, but very good Pakistani kebabs. Haven't tried other dishes, though. Your clothing may come out a bit smoky, so beware if that matters.
Turtle Tower: there are a bunch of Vietnamese places in the neighborhood, and this is probably as good a place as any to start exploring. Others might be able to chime in on their preferred dishes.
Town Hall: well executed upscale American comfort food. Pricier.
Places I want to try: Muracci's (improbably-named Japanese curry); Ame and Bong Su for more upscale, Asian fusiony food.
And you can always finish your lunch with a cream puff from Beard Papa (both locations very close to Moscone).
Hope this helps.
I like Samovar, up the stairs from Moscone and beautifully situated in Yerba Buena Park; and Caffe Museo at SF Moma. Samovar has tea services - I especially like the Russian, Moroccan and Indian meals. Caffe Museo usually has a good pasta special. Both are on the spendy side though not exorbitant. There's an AG Ferrari on Mission and 3rd and a Specialty's on Mission and 2nd, if you just want a sandwich. Actually the very best sandwiches are at Cafe Madeleine, on O'Farrell Street. It's very close to the Armani Cafe, which has good pasta.