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Share Your SF Top Three Under $30ea (without drinks)

What are your 3 favorite places to eat in SF under $30ea without bar?

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  1. Inkas, Old Mandarin Islamic, Mario's Bohemian.

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    Inkas Restaurant
    3299 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

    Old Mandarin Islamic Restaurant
    3132 Vicente St, San Francisco, CA 94116

    Mario's Bohemian Cigar Store and Cafe
    566 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

    1. Bodega Bistro. I haven't been there, but I'm curious to try the new pizza place in North Beach -- Tony's Pizza Napoletana.

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      Bodega Bistro
      607 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109

      Tony's Pizza Napoletana
      1570 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133

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      1. re: Ruth Lafler

        If you go to Tony's two could have a nice lunch for $15 with an order of garlic bread, meatballs and sauteed spinach.

      2. Red Jade
        http://www.redjadesf.com/

        Truly Mediterannean
        http://www.trulymed.com/

        El Mansour (squeaking in at $29.75 without tax or tip, does that count?
        )http://www.elmansour.com/

        1. Jai Yun for weekday lunch, Canteen for weekend brunch, Turtle Tower for any old time.

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          Jai Yun
          680 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94111

          Canteen
          817 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109

          Turtle Tower Restaurant
          631 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109

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          1. re: sfbing

            The Foodhoe blog did an excellent review with photos of the $9 lunch
            http://www.foodhoe.com/?p=4827

            One of my favorites in SF is 1550 where Sunday-Thursday there is a Prix-Fixe Menu with three courses $29.95. While it is a neighobrhood place, the cable car goes by it and you can take a ride there.
            http://www.1550hyde.com/id2.html

            Not in the same league, but a good value is Town's End with a $22.95, 3 course prix fixe. They have their own bakery and the bread basket that comes with dinner is quite nice.
            $22.95, 3 course prix fixe;

            On Sunday, Monday and Tuesday night from 10pm - 2pm Tropisueno is servig free food with the purchase of a drink. Click on the photo of the girl in the center for details
            http://www.tropisueno.com/freestuff.html

            1. Pearl's Deluxe Burgers, Shanghai House, Hong Kong Lounge. All of those are under $20 most days.

              If ambiance is a factor: NOPA, Fresca, Ideale

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              Nopa
              560 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

              Shanghai House
              3641 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94121

              Pearl's Deluxe Burgers
              708 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94109

              Hong Kong Lounge
              5322 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94121

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              1. re: Pei

                links continued...

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                Fresca Restaurant
                2114 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115

                Ideale
                1315 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

                1. re: Pei

                  No way you can get out of NOPA for under $30pp. Haven't been to Ideale or Fresca...

                  1. re: whiner

                    Apologies. I do tend to share appetizers and desserts, and looking at the menu you're right. Too many NOPA entrees are above $23. Although that half chicken for $18 was delicious and could have fed two easily.

                    1. re: whiner

                      Sure can, as long as you stick to the burger, chicken, or pizzas.

                  2. Lers Ros, Burmese Kitchen, Angkor Borei.

                    Ideale and Nopa would set me back more than $30, as would dinner (rather than the recommended brunch) at Canteen.

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                    Angkor-Borei Restaurant
                    3471 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

                    Larkin Express Burmese Kitchen
                    452 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102

                    Lers Ros Thai
                    730 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA

                    1. --Dosa (I prefer the Valencia location over the more stylish Fillmore spot)

                      --Lotus Garden

                      --Little Star Pizza

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                      Lotus Garden
                      3216 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

                      Little Star Pizza Valencia
                      400 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103

                      Dosa
                      995 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

                      1. Capannina on Union does a $25 Prix Fixed dinner from 5 - 6. I just posted a review

                        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/661968

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                        Capannina
                        1809 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123

                        1. Poc Chuc
                          Park Chow
                          Lors Ros

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                          Park Chow
                          1238 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122

                          Poc Chuc
                          2886 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

                          Lers Ros Thai
                          730 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA