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Apr 6, 2009 01:55 PM

Good Dining in or near Daly City

Living in Pacifica on the edge of Daly City, finding good dining choices close to home has been a challenge. I would love to get recommendations on reliable places where I can grab dinner that is in or near Daly City. I eat any and all cuisines so recommendations on places to try from any cuisine is most welcome. Great Mexican or Chinese options would be a plus.


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  1. For diner food that is cuts above your basic greasy spoon, try Boulevard on John Daly Blvd.

    1. I've always liked Bangkok Garden on Southgate, sort of behind the Westlake mall. Nothing out of the ordinary, but well prepared and friendly.

      Also in the Westlake area you might try Joe's, if you can get into some retro Italian food.

      1. I think for Chinese, people are going to suggest Koi Palace. Its a banquet type Chinese place but I often order there for takeout. I can either order on the phone and then go pick up or order there and sit for 15 mins and wait. Either way, the best "take out" in the area.

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        1. re: lamster

          Thanks for the suggstions, I've had dim sum and sit down dinner at Koi Palace, will have to try them out for take out. I haven't heard of Bangkok Garden and Joe's, will put them on the "to try" list.

          1. re: luckytomato

            I had the most inedible restaurant meal of the last five years at Joe's. It didn't smell great either (that too much antiseptic smell). It's a place for people who haven't ventured beyond Joe's for the last twenty years. Bangkok Garden is serviceable at best. Not inedible like Joe's, but not particularly interesting, mall'd Thai food.

            I would recommend driving into the Sunset, it's not that far, and other than Koi, there isn't anything in DC that can compare.

        2. Has anyone been to Fung Wong? It's on Gellert on the other side of Hickey from Koi Palace. Just wonder what a Chinese place in the shadow of the great one might be like. For take-out dim sum, baked goods, I like TC Pastry, but that doesn't help for dinner as it closes around 6pm or so.

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          1. re: Melanie Wong

            Fung Wong is just down the street from my house. We have only ordered for delivery, but their food is consistently good. Not GREAT. We like the salt and pepper chicken wings and the walnut prawns.

            I live in Daly City, and you're right, there is not much here. It's funny how it's the most populated "Filipino" city outside of the Philippines and there is not one mention of a Filipino place on this thread. My family likes to go to Ongpin for no-fuss Filipino food. It's a bit dirty sometimes, but hey, feels like home. (ha) For a nicer ambiance, Intramuros just opened earlier this year. Same stuff as Ongpin and other places, but they have their own twists to traditional dishes.

            You can find a recent blog post here:

            1. re: jobostonisafoodie

              Thanks, jo! I've been curious about Fung Wong after trying a small Chinese place that's but two doors away from a well-known and much more expensive HK restaurant in Millbrae. It turned out to be quite good and inexpensive, and I wondered if there might be other examples of solid places that serve the local trade in the same way.

              Fung Wong
              427 Gellert Blvd, Daly City, CA 94015

          2. Boulevard Cafe is a decent option for "American food." Their apple pie with caramel sauce a la mode is good.

            Boulevard Café: American Food in Tomorrowland (or in this case Daly City)

            Boulevard Cafe
            2 Poncetta Dr, Daly City, CA 94015