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Must have's in San Francisco...not the usual though..

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yanks26dmb Nov 13, 2009 10:24 AM

I've been doing my research and have come across the countless other must have's in san fran....anything else that may be a bit unmentioned or under the radar? Maybe a personal favorite?

We'll be there the day before Thanksgiving and going home Sunday morning. Just looking for food advice (or any advice really) that will make the time spent there more enjoyable. Appreciate it!

  1. Robert Lauriston Nov 13, 2009 11:18 AM

    Flushing Chinese vs SF
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/504776

    Best Chinese, not dim sum
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/604653

    dim sum
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/316011

    best seafood
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/508456

    sushi
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/577738

    Mochica for tiraditos and other Peruvian specialties.

    Poc-Chuc for Yucatecan.

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    Mochica
    937 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

    1. Robert Lauriston Nov 13, 2009 10:47 AM

      Where do you live? Dim sum's a must for most visitors but not if you're coming from, say, Vancouver.

      People are so food-obsessed here that there's not much under the radar, but if I'd been away for a while some of the dishes at the top of my list would be:

      Tea leaf salad at Burmese Kitchen.

      Pasta with bottarga and any lamb dish at La Ciccia.

      Ahmohk at Angkor Borei.

      Taco al pastor at Taqueria San Jose.

      Pork leg stew, bamboo shoots, and fish paste fried rice at Thai House Express.

      The "Classic" at Little Star Pizza.

      Almost anything at Lers Ros, Jai Yun, Poc-Chuc.

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      La Ciccia
      291 30th Street, San Francisco, CA 94131

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

      Jai Yun
      680 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94111

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

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

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

      Little Star Pizza
      846 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

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

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

      Lers Ros Thai
      730 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA

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        yanks26dmb Nov 13, 2009 11:08 AM

        Sorry, I should have been more specific..

        I'm coming from San Diego. Actually, you're probably right...scratch that under the radar talk.

        Things I really like and must have. Overall, I'd like to keep most meals relatively cheap say 25-30 per person.

        -Sushi - hopefully staying under 75 a person for a decent omakase. Any place that has deals on rolls would be appreciated also.

        -Dim Sum - ya know, I've never really Dim Sum but would LOVE to start with the best SF has to offer.

        -Seafood - I'm a seafood fanatic. Any great seafood places...from the hole in the wall on up. Dungeness crab is good. Any quick shops to get some seafood soups, etc.

        -Chinese - simply can't get good chinese in san diego and I need something to remind me of the good old days back in NYC. wheres the best most authentic stuff?

        -Any other specialities San Francisco may have to offer.

      2. wolfe Nov 13, 2009 10:28 AM

        Hankstramm's secret favorite dim sum place.

        1. Ruth Lafler Nov 13, 2009 10:28 AM

          Can you be more specific? What kind of "must have's" are you looking for? It might help to have some kind of idea of what you've already found?

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