HOME > Chowhound > San Francisco Bay Area >

Food near BART

rworange Jun 23, 2009 01:00 AM

There are periodically questions about food near BART stations.

Looking for something else, I came across this site which lists business near BART including restaurants.
http://baybart.net/eastbaymap.html

Unfortunately it isn't very comprehensive, but a start

BART also has maps with restaurants, but again .. not too comprehensive and some of the places are quite a bit away. Here's the Fruitvale Station. Select restaurant from the drop down list and you will see what I mean.
http://www.bart.gov/stations/ftvl/nei...

Maybe this would be a good catch all thread for good restaurants and food shops within walking distance of BART Stations.

Since I was hanging around West Oakland recently, I put together this list of food near the West Oakland BART station.
http://www.chow.com/lists/14648

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. Robert Lauriston RE: rworange Jun 23, 2009 09:21 AM

    Places I think of when I want someplace near BART:

    12th St Oakland: Legendary Palace, Shanghai, Spices!3, Trappist

    16th & Mission: Pauline's Pizza, Poc-Chuc

    19th St Oakland: Cafe Van Kleef's, Flora, Franklin Square Wine Bar, Luka's, Vo's

    24th & Mission: Old Jerusalem

    Downtown Berkeley: Anh Hong, Corso, Great China, Jayakarta, Ryowa Ramen, Turkish Kitchen

    Macarthur: Chef Yu's, Dan Sung Sa, Seoul Gom Tang

    Montgomery: Paladar, TWO

    Rockridge: À Côté, Oliveto

    6 Replies
    1. re: Robert Lauriston
      Robert Lauriston RE: Robert Lauriston Jun 23, 2009 01:34 PM

      Forgot a new favorite:

      12th St Oakland: B Restaurant, Legendary Palace, Shanghai, Spices!3, Trappist

      1. re: Robert Lauriston
        rworange RE: Robert Lauriston Jun 23, 2009 02:25 PM

        Thanks

        Food near BART - 12th St City Center Station
        http://www.chow.com/lists/14660

        Food near BART - 16th St Mission Station
        http://www.chow.com/lists/14661

        Food near BART - 19th St Oakland Station
        http://www.chow.com/lists/14663

        Food near BART - Downtown Berkeley Station
        http://www.chow.com/lists/14664

        Food mear BART - Montgomery St Station
        http://www.chow.com/lists/14666

        Food near BART - Rockridge Station
        http://www.chow.com/lists/14667

        I'm still working on the 24th St list

        1. re: rworange
          wolfe RE: rworange Jun 23, 2009 04:30 PM

          I can hardly wait to see what makes the El Cerrito Plaza short list.

          1. re: wolfe
            rworange RE: wolfe Jun 23, 2009 10:10 PM

            Not really short lists. The good, the bad, the ugly. Depends on what people provide. If the 25 list limit gets reached then I'll start culling off the least worthy ... unless something is really, really despicable ... then it will stay in there as a warning.

            I'll bet you never heard of Annie's Cafe in El Cerrito cuz I never did until I was trying to search for Al's and came across it. In a rock climbing place
            http://www.chow.com/places/54715

            I didn't put it in though because I'm trying to decide if I want to add Pacific East Mall. It is more of a trek than I'm planning for these, but then again

            Food near BART - El Cerrito Plaza Station
            http://www.chow.com/lists/14676

            1. re: wolfe
              J T RE: wolfe Jul 6, 2009 07:19 AM

              I'll throw my two cents in on El Cerrito Plaza.
              Al's Big Burger - Their burgers cooked over a small wood-fired pit are pretty tasty

          2. re: Robert Lauriston
            k
            klyeoh RE: Robert Lauriston Jun 26, 2009 04:47 PM

            More at 12th St Oakland: Tamarindo Antojeria, Peony, Cock-a-Doodle. A bit further away - La Furia Chalaca.

        2. m
          Mr_Happy RE: rworange Jun 23, 2009 04:16 PM

          Food I like near 24th Street Mission: El Farolito (burritos, quesadilla suiza), Taqueria San Jose (only tried some al pastor tacos there but it was pretty good), Phat Philly (wagyu cheesesteaks!)

          -----
          Taqueria San Jose
          2830 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

          Farolito Taqueria
          2779 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

          Phat Philly
          3388 24th St, San Francisco, CA

          2 Replies
          1. re: Mr_Happy
            rworange RE: Mr_Happy Jun 23, 2009 05:14 PM

            Thanks

            Food near BART - 24th St Mission Station
            http://www.chow.com/lists/14672

            1. re: rworange
              s
              SFDude RE: rworange Sep 13, 2010 04:53 PM

              You are barely scratching the surface of good stuff near the 24th and Mission BART Station. I would add Foreign Cinema, Lolos, Boogalos, Zaytoon, Garcon, Big Mouth Burger, B3, Papalote, La Provence, Aslam's

              -----
              Foreign Cinema
              2534 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94110

              La Provence
              1001 Guerrero St, San Francisco, CA 94110

              Zaytoon
              1136 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

              Big Mouth Burgers
              3392 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

          2. hhc RE: rworange Jun 23, 2009 06:34 PM

            As a frequent Bart rider I love this thread:

            Union City Bart: Mr Kebab, Bakery La Mejor, Gulistan Restaurant, New China, Little Sheep, Little Shen Yang, Jenjon's Cafe, Little Potato, Banyan Tree

            Embarcadero Bart: Osha Thai, La Mar, Ferry Building, Epic Roasthouse, Town's End, Boulevard, One Market Restaurant, Slanted Door, Perbacco

            Montgomery: Ame

            Lafayette Bart: Kopitiam

            Fremont Bart: Shalimar

            24th St Bart: Tortas Los Picudos, Mission Pie, Anthony's Cookies, Spork, Delfina, Dosa on Valencia, La Palma Mexicatessen, Range, Udupi Palace

            Civic Center Bart: Hayes & Kebab, Sebo, Il Borgo, Turtle Tower, Thai House Express, Lers Ros Thai, Larkin Express Burmese Kitchen, Sai Jai Thai, Naan-N-Curry, Sultan, New Delhi Indian Restaurant

            Glen Park Bart: Gialina Pizzeria

            12th St Bart: Battambang

            7 Replies
            1. re: hhc
              rworange RE: hhc Jun 24, 2009 01:31 AM

              Thanks so much. I think I got them all, but I left a few out due to distance.

              Food near BART - Civic Center Station
              http://www.chow.com/places/54780

              Food near BART - Embarcadero Station
              http://www.chow.com/lists/14677

              La Mar is too much of a walk, especially with so many other restaurants nearby As much as I like it, ditto for Town’s End.

              For the 24th St station, Delfina and Range was pushing it distance-wise. I left Tacos Los Picudos, Spork Udupi and Dosa, but if closer restaurants show up and room runs out, they will be the first to get bumped.
              Food near BART - Fremont Station
              http://www.chow.com/lists/14679

              Food near BART - Glen Park Station
              http://www.chow.com/lists/14678

              Food near BART - Lafayette Station
              http://www.chow.com/lists/14680

              Food near BART - Union City Station
              http://www.chow.com/lists/14681

              Lists will not let me enter Jenjon's Café. I’ll try again later

              1. re: rworange
                Melanie Wong RE: rworange Jun 24, 2009 01:41 AM

                Google map is wrong for La Mar. It's only a block past the Ferry Building and not far at all from the Embarcadero BART station.

                Delfina is closer to the 16th St station.

                1. re: rworange
                  Robert Lauriston RE: rworange Jun 24, 2009 09:01 AM

                  Try Jen Jon's Cafe.

                  1. re: rworange
                    r
                    realspear RE: rworange Jun 26, 2009 06:04 AM

                    Everything in Glen Park is near BART. This means that Le P'tit Laurent and Chenery Park are close as well as Gialiana, which is the only one on the list. Higher Grounds serves brunch and is also there.

                    1. re: realspear
                      s
                      SarahKC RE: realspear Oct 2, 2009 03:24 PM

                      I had a wonderful bahn mi at Viking's Giant Submarines which is right across from the Glen Park BART station. I'd also throw Tyger's pancakes into the mix.

                  2. re: hhc
                    Robert Lauriston RE: hhc Jun 24, 2009 09:00 AM

                    New Delhi is closer to Powell St BART. What do you like there? I had a pretty dismal and relatively expensive meal there. It is one of the few Indian restaurants in SF with a full bar.

                    Kopitiam is worth the trip. Great place.

                    1. re: hhc
                      Melanie Wong RE: hhc Jun 24, 2009 10:28 AM

                      Sultan and the O'Farrel location of N n Curry are much closer to the Powell St station than Civic Center.

                      Gyro King and Heaven's Dog for Civic Center.

                      Lafayette station is close to Lily's House, El Jarro, and Chow.

                      Humphrey Slocombe and Beretta for 24th St.

                    2. Caitlin McGrath RE: rworange Jun 23, 2009 06:39 PM

                      Near 16th and Mission, I would add Ti Couz creperie, one of the few places in the Bay Area that has savory buckwheat crepes (galettes in French parlance), and the Breton ciders to go with; and across the street from it, Truly Mediterranean for great falafel and shwarma.

                      -----
                      Ti Couz Creperie
                      3108 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

                      Truly Mediterranean
                      3109 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

                      1 Reply
                      1. re: Caitlin McGrath
                        rworange RE: Caitlin McGrath Jun 23, 2009 10:19 PM

                        Added them. Thanks

                      2. s
                        sfbing RE: rworange Jun 24, 2009 11:59 AM

                        Wat Mongkolaram at Ashby Station
                        Pyungchang Tofu House at MacArthur (well, I used to walk from there. I'm not sure other people would....)

                        2 Replies
                        1. re: sfbing
                          Melanie Wong RE: sfbing Jun 24, 2009 12:02 PM

                          Yes, Seoul Gom Tang and several good Korean places are near Macarthur. A little further walk will take you to Barlata, Dona tomas, etc.

                          1. re: sfbing
                            Robert Lauriston RE: sfbing Sep 1, 2009 11:33 AM

                            Wat Mongkolratanaram is a church, they sell food only on Sundays from 10am until 1pm.

                          2. DiveFan RE: rworange Jun 24, 2009 06:46 PM

                            Great topic!
                            BTW do you have a criteria for 'close walking distance'? How about 1/2 mile radius?

                            Besides Kopitiam in Lafayette, I'd also suggest Swad.

                            In 30 minutes I'm off to Concord, no list for there yet ?

                            1. b
                              benchow RE: rworange Jun 24, 2009 07:48 PM

                              Any good places at the montgomery station?

                              2 Replies
                              1. re: benchow
                                s
                                sfbing RE: benchow Jun 24, 2009 08:44 PM

                                Sentinel for sandwiches at Mongomery. Also Ame and the places on Belden Lane. Muracci's for curry. Hon's won tun house might be pushing it, although I walk from Montgomery.

                                1. re: sfbing
                                  b
                                  benchow RE: sfbing Jun 24, 2009 10:19 PM

                                  Thanks! I heard muracci's is awesome, but never been.

                              2. hhc RE: rworange Jun 24, 2009 08:52 PM

                                more to add from this post & others:
                                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/631196

                                Montgomery Bart: Paladar Cafe Cubano, Muracci, Irish Bank Bar, Coi, Gitane, B44, Zinnia

                                Embarcadero Bart: Waterbar. Red's Java House

                                Powell Bart: Theatre Too Cafe, Pearl's Delux Burgers

                                Downtown Berkeley Bart: Chick-O-Pea, Pie-In-The-Sky, Cyprus, Yogurt Harmony, Almare Gelato, Angeline's Louisiana Kitchen, Bobby G's Pizzeria, Chez Panisse, Brazil Fresh Squeeze Cafe, Poulet, Love At First Bite, Gregoire, Guerilla Cafe, Masse's Bakery

                                When I was at Ashby Bart on Sat I saw at the flea market: Daniel's Caribbean Kitchen- anyone try it? Plus, there was also El Taco Oaxaco

                                1 Reply
                                1. re: hhc
                                  Robert Lauriston RE: hhc Jun 25, 2009 07:26 PM

                                  El Taco Oaxaco unfortunately turned out not to have any Oaxacan food.

                                2. Caitlin McGrath RE: rworange Jun 25, 2009 08:10 PM

                                  Others for the Berkeley station: Venus and La Note

                                  Macarthur: Aunt Mary's Kitchen

                                  I don't think rworange has a list for Fruitvale yet. Tons of options around there.

                                  4 Replies
                                  1. re: Caitlin McGrath
                                    k
                                    kabocha RE: Caitlin McGrath Jun 25, 2009 09:59 PM

                                    How about Pleasant Hill BART. My hubby had to take a job out there and he really misses lunch time south of Market in SF. Any ideas for places within walking distance form Pleasant Hill BART? (of course, we know it takes about 20 minutes just to cross an intersection on foot there!)

                                    1. re: kabocha
                                      DiveFan RE: kabocha Jul 3, 2009 03:31 PM

                                      ...{crickets}.....
                                      I'll be surprised if anyone comes up with chow-worthy places close to Pleasant Hill or Walnut Creek BART.

                                      OTOH if you find yourself in Orinda, try out Turquoise (Mediterranean) or the new Pizzeria Amoroma across the street. The pizza at the latter is actually THIN (not sure if 'New York' thin) and superior quality; the one we had with goat cheese, sausage and red onion was darn good. La Piazza and Shelby's also serve better than average pizza and have had staying power, must be the competition even more than the convenience factor.
                                      Europa has been good for sandwiches but I haven't been in a while.

                                      -----
                                      Turquoise Mediterranean Grill
                                      70 Moraga Way, Orinda, CA 94563

                                      Pizzeria Amoroma
                                      65 Moraga Way, Orinda, CA 94563

                                      1. re: DiveFan
                                        3
                                        3ringcircus RE: DiveFan Jul 5, 2009 08:17 AM

                                        To be completely honest, you're right on Walnut Creek BART... there's really nothing chow worthy within a couple of blocks, but if one is to utilize the Free Ride shuttle in Downtown WC, you can get most anywhere between WC BART and Broadway Plaza.

                                        I can think of only one place within 2-3 blocks of WC BART, and that's Skippolinis Pizza. It's not that super thin pizza crust kind of pizza, but it's good pizza.

                                      2. re: kabocha
                                        3
                                        3ringcircus RE: kabocha Jul 5, 2009 08:06 AM

                                        I'll bite... I live in the neighborhood.

                                        On the corner of Sunnyvale Ave and N. Main, there's a tiny Japanese restaurant called Nama Sushi that is pretty good.

                                        That's the only good place I can think of within walking distance, unless you like overpriced, mediocre BBQ like Back Forty.

                                    2. m
                                      Marc Wallace RE: rworange Jun 26, 2009 02:51 PM

                                      I bet some folks here could easily flesh out the Oakland Fruitvale BART station area? (it's been too long since I have been down there)

                                      1. 3
                                        3ringcircus RE: rworange Jul 5, 2009 08:32 AM

                                        Here's places that I have personally tried within a few blocks of Concord BART... my husband has worked at an office between Concord BART and Todos Santos Plaza for the past 10 years.

                                        1) Taqueria El Farolito 6... on Grant St. Ambiance is terrible, but very good taqueria eats.

                                        2) Suwa, a Japanese restaurant on the corner of Salvio and Mt. Diablo. Authenic homestyle Japanese food.

                                        3) Korean Bulgogi House, on Salvio between Galindo and Mt. Diablo... good Korean food, not as good as Korea House down in the Park and Shop, but still good.

                                        4) Wuong Luang Thai Cuisine, on Mt. Diablo next to Peets, has great Pad Thai if you're into Pad Thai.

                                        5) Skippolinis Pizza, on the corner of Galindo and Salvio. Good pizza, nothing gourmet, but good. This location has a nicer interior than the Walnut Creek location.

                                        6) I (heart) Teriyaki, on Salvio in the Brenden Theater complex. Good teriyaki, decent sushi, but a somewhat limited menu.

                                        If you're willing to go a little farther, there is a good Korean restaurant and 2 good Pho places in the Park and Shop... one of the pho places (Saigon Bistro) has awesome Banh Mi.

                                        1. Morton the Mousse RE: rworange Jul 5, 2009 12:05 PM

                                          Great thread

                                          Embarcadero: Mixt Greens, Boccalone, Kokkari, Sense

                                          Powell: Out the Door

                                          Civic Center: Heaven's Dog

                                          16th St: Bar Tartine, Monk's Kettle

                                          12th St: Tamarindo

                                          1 Reply
                                          1. re: Morton the Mousse
                                            Ruth Lafler RE: Morton the Mousse Jul 5, 2009 12:18 PM

                                            Sense = Sens?

                                            For some BART stations, how far you have to walk depends on where you exit -- for example, Embarcadero BART has exits almost two blocks apart.

                                            Embarcadero: Town Hall, RN74 (Fremont St. exit)

                                          2. J T RE: rworange Jul 6, 2009 07:04 AM

                                            El Cerrito Del Norte: Sawad Dee Thai Restaurant (nice sitdown Thai, good curries), Chirag Indian Cuisine and Chaat Corner (buffet or made to order this no frills hole in the wall does quite a nice job at either), Anna's Place (nice clean breakfast and lunch, good prices).

                                            4 Replies
                                            1. re: J T
                                              r
                                              redrover RE: J T Sep 12, 2010 12:13 PM

                                              A 1/2 mile radius would be a good distance, it's considered to be about the maximum distance that most people will walk to a train station. It's roughly equivalent to a 10 minute walk.

                                              There's a lot around 19th St. Oakland BART, including (lunchtime) Bakesale Betty and Trueburger.

                                              Great thread, RW Orange and folks. Not counting the airport, there are 42 BART stations, by my count people named places around 22. I see that this is a year old thread. If anybody wanted to revive it the missing stations are Richmond, North Berkeley, Lake Merritt, Coliseum, San Leandro, Bayfair, Hayward, South Hayward, Castro Valley, Dublin/Pleasanton, Pleasant Hill, North Concord, Pittsburg/Bay Point, Balboa Park, Daly City, Colma, San Bruno, South San Francisco, and Millbrae.

                                              -----
                                              Bakesale Betty
                                              5098 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

                                              Trueburger
                                              146 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94612

                                              1. re: redrover
                                                Ruth Lafler RE: redrover Sep 12, 2010 01:09 PM

                                                There's been quite a bit of discussion about the various HK-style Chinese restaurants near the Millbrae station (usually in conjunction with talking about places near SFO).

                                                There's not much around the Coliseum station: a place across the street that has had various incarnations (burgers, BBQ, etc.) none of them very good. It's also not a neighborhood where people feel comfortable walking.

                                                The Lake Merritt station is walking distance from Oakland Chinatown and also some of the places east of Jack London Square.

                                                -----
                                                Jack London Square
                                                70 Washington St # 207, Oakland, CA

                                                1. re: Ruth Lafler
                                                  Melanie Wong RE: Ruth Lafler Sep 14, 2010 01:09 PM

                                                  Well, it could be considered a 2-block walk to get out of the Millbrae BART station to the city street, so I guess that eliminates Hong Kong Flower Lounge/Mayflower plus the many other Chinese options that are walking distance (less than 0.5 miles) but more than 3-blocks from the station by rworange's definition. But for visitors passing through SFO, take heart, many airport travelers have no trouble walking to HKFL from the BART station along the line of sight to the restaurant. And the restaurant personnel are responsive when you tell them you have a plane to catch.

                                                2. re: redrover
                                                  rworange RE: redrover Sep 14, 2010 12:54 PM

                                                  Getting to read this a little late in the thread, I want to clarify that my original intent in this post was food within 2 blocks of Bart, 3 at most. When lists gets fixed I will be updating the links and will only include restaurants within a 3 block radius

                                              2. Robert Lauriston RE: rworange Sep 12, 2010 01:56 PM

                                                There's a pupusa place by West Oakland BART.

                                                -----
                                                Comalapa Restaurant
                                                1498 7th St, Oakland, CA 94607

                                                1. steve h. RE: rworange Sep 12, 2010 04:08 PM

                                                  "Food near Bart" is best explored from the San Francisco/Embarcadero Station side. It's a target-rich environment when you get above ground: Ferry Plaza, Tadich, Perbacco/Barbacco, Yank Sing, Bix, Boulevard, and so on. Oakland/Berkeley requires a car to enjoy the bounty of the East Bay.

                                                  -----
                                                  Bix
                                                  56 Gold St., San Francisco, CA 94133

                                                  Yank Sing
                                                  49 Stevenson St Ste Stlv, San Francisco, CA 94105

                                                  12 Replies
                                                  1. re: steve h.
                                                    majordanby RE: steve h. Sep 12, 2010 05:04 PM

                                                    "Oakland/Berkeley requires a car to enjoy the bounty of the East Bay"

                                                    Or a bike

                                                    1. re: majordanby
                                                      steve h. RE: majordanby Sep 12, 2010 05:47 PM

                                                      I like the East Bay (newbie that I am) and I love mass transit (my record speaks for itself). Distance in Oakland is more travel-intensive than downtown San Francisco. Oakland/Berkeley is an area that covers a lot of square miles with so-so mass transit. I have no problems calling a cab after popping up at a BART station. Bike? That implies a residence. I'm a (frequent) visitor.

                                                      1. re: steve h.
                                                        majordanby RE: steve h. Sep 12, 2010 10:21 PM

                                                        all that you say is more or less true. but, other than a few areas, primarily around the mission, sf is pretty hard to get around in with a bike. i find that berkeley and oakland are more bike friendly, hence you can access places beyond the one half mile radius redrover mentions above. and other than high commute times, you can board bart with a bike. in fact, there have already been 2 taco truck bike tours in oakland, with both crews meeting at the lake merritt bart. i guess im just promoting bike use in your chow tours.

                                                        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/668605

                                                    2. re: steve h.
                                                      JasmineG RE: steve h. Sep 12, 2010 08:27 PM

                                                      I don't think that's true at all. There's a lot of great food in Oakland and Berkeley in walking distance from BART. You have all of Oakland Chinatown, all of Rockridge (A Cote, Wood Tavern, Oliveto), everything in Uptown, so Pican, Lukas, Hibiscus, Downtown Oakland, etc. The only restaurant heavy parts of Oakland or Berkeley that aren't an easy walk from BART are Temescal, Piedmont Ave and the Gourmet Ghetto, but even those are just a longer walk or an easy bus ride.

                                                      And I also don't think that Embarcadero is the best food near BART station -- plenty of good stuff there, sure, but either of the Mission Stations is pretty chow rich, and more interesting than the financial district.

                                                      -----
                                                      Wood Tavern
                                                      6317 College Ave., Oakland, CA 94618

                                                      Pican Restaurant
                                                      2295 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

                                                      Oliveto Restaurant
                                                      5655 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

                                                      1. re: JasmineG
                                                        steve h. RE: JasmineG Sep 12, 2010 09:08 PM

                                                        hi jasmine,
                                                        Embarcadero and environs is pretty good. I wasn't knocking Oakland, just saying that getting around San Francisco is a bit easier from a mass-transit perspective.

                                                        1. re: steve h.
                                                          r
                                                          redrover RE: steve h. Sep 12, 2010 09:14 PM

                                                          Getting around on transit is easier in San Francisco--San Francisco is one of the most transit-rich cities in the United States. But in terms of this thread, there are a number of East Bay BART stations with good food options within a short walk. There's Downtown Berkeley, Macarthur, 19th St., 12th St., Lake Merritt, Fruitvale, and Union City (though the walking environment there isn't real good) on the Richmond-Fremont line. There's Rockridge and Lafayette on the Pittsburg/Bay Point line. Then there are stations that don't have a whole bunch of nearby places, but have a few--like Sweet Adeline bakery near Ashby BART. The same would apply for Orinda.

                                                          -----
                                                          Sweet Adeline
                                                          3350 Adeline St, Berkeley, CA

                                                          1. re: steve h.
                                                            Caitlin McGrath RE: steve h. Sep 12, 2010 10:00 PM

                                                            But BART serves pretty limited areas of San Francisco, so if you want to get to other good food neighborhoods - say, the Richmond for Chinese - you must walk or look to other public transit, in this case, a bus. And it's doable. Well, the same is true in Oakland and Berkeley. There's lots near BART, but the rest is not too hard to get to on foot or by bus. Some of us live here without cars, and we don't give up lots of options because of it.

                                                            1. re: steve h.
                                                              JasmineG RE: steve h. Sep 12, 2010 10:05 PM

                                                              I disagree for the purposes of this thread -- there are a lot more great food places in San Francisco that are completely inaccessible by BART than there are in the East Bay. In Berkeley and Oakland, you can go to probably at least 70% of the most chow worthy places with an easy walk from a BART station, but that's not at all the same in San Francisco. The Richmond, the Marina, Nopa, many places in Noe Valley, and lots more are either a really long walk from, or are almost impossible to get to, if you're just counting on BART. If you're counting Muni, then that's different, but then AC Transit gets into the loop in the East Bay. Getting around the East Bay is pretty easy from a mass transit perspective, you just have to learn a whole different mass transit system.

                                                              -----
                                                              Nopa
                                                              560 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

                                                              1. re: JasmineG
                                                                c oliver RE: JasmineG Sep 13, 2010 07:09 AM

                                                                From the Stockton/Powell Bart station, the J Church runs right above BART. The 38 Geary and the 30 Stockton are crazy close. Those three alone will get you to the Mission, Noe Valley, Chinatown, North Beach, and on and on and on.

                                                                1. re: c oliver
                                                                  JasmineG RE: c oliver Sep 13, 2010 02:47 PM

                                                                  But this thread is about food near BART, not food near public transportation.

                                                            2. re: JasmineG
                                                              Robert Lauriston RE: JasmineG Sep 13, 2010 08:51 AM

                                                              Most Berkeley-Oakland foodie destinations are within a half-mile of a BART station and very few are more than a mile. If you're used to getting around on foot and public transit, that's no big deal.

                                                              1. re: Robert Lauriston
                                                                r
                                                                redrover RE: Robert Lauriston Sep 14, 2010 08:10 AM

                                                                Even some areas that you might think are from BART aren't. Fourth St., for example, is less than a mile from North Berkeley BART. The ugliest walk might be El Cerrito Plaza to Pacific East Mall, but even that's not so far. San Francisco's set up differently--if you wanted to do a parallel thread you could like at the Muni Metro light rail lines.

                                                                -----
                                                                Pacific East
                                                                3288 Pierce St # M126, Richmond, CA

                                                                El Cerrito Plaza
                                                                San Pablo Ave and Fairmount Ave, El Cerrito, CA

                                                          2. The Chowhound Team RE: rworange Sep 14, 2010 12:23 PM

                                                            We've removed several off-topic posts debating what is appropriate to include in this thread. Please limit the discussion here to restaurant recommendations.

                                                            3 Replies
                                                            1. re: The Chowhound Team
                                                              rworange RE: The Chowhound Team Sep 14, 2010 12:57 PM

                                                              Debating what may or may not be near to some is off topic. However, I want to clarify when I started this topic I was talking about a three block radius at most. Only those restaurants will get added to the lists I have created.

                                                              1. re: rworange
                                                                r
                                                                redrover RE: rworange Sep 14, 2010 02:32 PM

                                                                I look forward to seeing those lists--they will be useful. Perhaps at some point someone else will want to build lists with a broader radius.

                                                                1. re: redrover
                                                                  rworange RE: redrover Sep 14, 2010 04:14 PM

                                                                  The links are at the top of the posts. They have many of the suggestions from this thread. At the time I started them, something went wrong with the list function and I never picked up on it again. Currently there was a new list bug so .. sigh.

                                                                  I'll see what's happening after the Sept 15 release.

                                                                  Anyone can create their own list. It is not as evident because some insane ... and I mean truly mentally ill .. spammers took over the function so it no longer has a prominant place on the site. There is still a link to create lists on your profile page.

                                                                  Here's the link to site-wide lists
                                                                  http://www.chow.com/lists

                                                            2. s
                                                              savannahh RE: rworange May 31, 2011 10:17 AM

                                                              Any recommendations for restaurants near San Leandro BART? Meeting a friend and driving further east. Need an early dinner and can drive.

                                                              6 Replies
                                                              1. re: savannahh
                                                                Robert Lauriston RE: savannahh May 31, 2011 10:31 AM

                                                                There's really nothing right at BART. Daimo, Luke's, and Vo's are relatively close.

                                                                -----
                                                                Daimo Chinese Restaurant
                                                                1456 E 14th St, San Leandro, CA 94577

                                                                Luke's Grill
                                                                1509 E 14th St, San Leandro, CA 94577

                                                                Vo's Restaurant
                                                                277 Parrott St, San Leandro, CA 94577

                                                                1. re: Robert Lauriston
                                                                  Ruth Lafler RE: Robert Lauriston May 31, 2011 10:44 AM

                                                                  Along Davis there are several strip malls with restaurants, however I'm not aware of any reports on any of them (good or bad). The Creekside Bistro has good reviews on Yelp (for what that's worth).

                                                                  1. re: Ruth Lafler
                                                                    Robert Lauriston RE: Ruth Lafler May 31, 2011 10:53 AM

                                                                    Korean BBQ (formerly Ohgane) is good.

                                                                    1. re: Robert Lauriston
                                                                      Ruth Lafler RE: Robert Lauriston May 31, 2011 11:13 AM

                                                                      Link for Korean BBQ:

                                                                      -----
                                                                      Korean Bbq
                                                                      1292 Davis St, San Leandro, CA 94577

                                                                2. re: savannahh
                                                                  m
                                                                  ML8000 RE: savannahh May 31, 2011 10:47 AM

                                                                  Try Taqueria Los Pericos.

                                                                  It's a small local mom and pop chain. It's casual but it's as good as any taqueria in the East Bay.

                                                                  -----
                                                                  Taqueria Los Pericos
                                                                  101 Pelton Center Way, San Leandro, CA 94577

                                                                  1. re: ML8000
                                                                    k
                                                                    kc72 RE: ML8000 May 31, 2011 10:52 AM

                                                                    Noticed Los Pericos was really busy one time when I went to Le Soleil. Will have to try Los Pericos the next time I watch a game at the Englander

                                                                    -----
                                                                    Le Soleil
                                                                    1515 E 14th St, San Leandro, CA 94577

                                                                3. t
                                                                  timeo RE: rworange Jul 27, 2011 03:49 PM

                                                                  I recently started an internship at the SF Airport and so I've been hunting for cheap and delicious dinner stop-overs before going home near North Oakland. I like "ethnic" eats and dine mostly by myself, so my list primarily consists of places that are good for that. I also really only go around 6PM so I have no idea if these stay open much later......hopefully, this will be useful for someone!

                                                                  24th Mission:
                                                                  La Taqueria (Mexican) - great tacos
                                                                  El Farolito (Mexican) - carnitas plate is the bomb
                                                                  Latin American Club (bar) - no food here, but a great place for happy hour with friends (try the margaritas!)

                                                                  16th Mission:
                                                                  Pakwan (Pakistani) - decent tandoori chicken tikka
                                                                  The Sycamore (bar w/ snacks) - yummy sliders! and they have a decent selection of beers (eg. Dogfish Head 90 min IPA)

                                                                  Civic Center:
                                                                  Thai House Express (Thai) - the khao ka moo is super tender and flavourful
                                                                  Burmese Kitchen (Burmese) - I like their pork curry as well as their spicy fish
                                                                  Lers Ros (Thai) - duck laarb!
                                                                  Sai Jai Thai (Thai) - pork neck!
                                                                  Canto do Brazil (Brazilian) - a little farther away (just w. of Van Ness), but great lunch specials (Feijoada on Fridays!)

                                                                  12th Street Oakland:
                                                                  8th Street Cafe (Cantonese) - more of a great value place than a great restaurant. BIG and decent $5 rice plates w/ soup. The papaya milkshake and fresh watermelon juice are $2.25 and $1.52 respectively. Kind of a steal.
                                                                  The Trappist (beer bar) - an amazing selection of beer.
                                                                  Phnom Penh (Cambodian) - just went yesterday for the first time. The Oakland public librarian who suggested it to me did not lie - the grilled chicken with lemongrass spices was fabulous
                                                                  Gum Kuo (Cantonese) - a respectable HK style milk tea. The bok choy + chicken that I had was okay, a tad too sweet but I hear their cheung fun (not really dinner) is pretty solid

                                                                  I was wondering if anyone knew of great Filipino places near the BART stations in the Peninsula. I'm thinking San Bruno BART and north...

                                                                  -----
                                                                  Thai House Express
                                                                  901 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109

                                                                  La Taqueria
                                                                  2889 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

                                                                  Gum Kuo Restaurant
                                                                  388 9th St, Oakland, CA 94607

                                                                  Phnom Penh Restaurant
                                                                  3912 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619

                                                                  Latin American Club
                                                                  3286 22nd St, San Francisco, CA

                                                                  Sai Jai Thai Restaurant
                                                                  771 Ofarrell St, San Francisco, CA 94109

                                                                  7 Replies
                                                                  1. re: timeo
                                                                    Robert Lauriston RE: timeo Jul 27, 2011 03:59 PM

                                                                    Try the food at the Trappist. It's way better than you'd expect for a beer bar.

                                                                    1. re: Robert Lauriston
                                                                      t
                                                                      timeo RE: Robert Lauriston Jul 28, 2011 09:38 AM

                                                                      Last time I went, some friends got a grilled cheese sandwich which they said was good (didn't try it myself). Any other suggestions for the menu?

                                                                      1. re: timeo
                                                                        Robert Lauriston RE: timeo Jul 28, 2011 09:40 AM

                                                                        There's a Reuben under some other name, it's very good.

                                                                    2. re: timeo
                                                                      wolfe RE: timeo Jul 27, 2011 04:57 PM

                                                                      Recent post seems to fit your request depending on what you consider near.
                                                                      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/796589

                                                                      1. re: wolfe
                                                                        t
                                                                        timeo RE: wolfe Jul 28, 2011 09:44 AM

                                                                        Yeah...a 30 minute walk seems a little far from Millbrae BART. These Peninsula cities really should work on their transit-oriented development.

                                                                        1. re: timeo
                                                                          wolfe RE: timeo Jul 28, 2011 09:51 AM

                                                                          The google map shows a local bus that takes 19 minutes to make the same trip but it is probably only one way.:-)

                                                                      2. re: timeo
                                                                        Robert Lauriston RE: timeo Jul 28, 2011 10:26 AM

                                                                        None of the Filipino places I've been to are near San Bruno BART, but there are some not far from there.

                                                                        http://maps.google.com/maps?q=filipin...

                                                                        They're mostly along El Camino, which has a number of SamTrans buses.

                                                                        There are also a bunch along Mission St. near Daly City BART:

                                                                        http://maps.google.com/maps?q=filipin...

                                                                      Show Hidden Posts