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So Restaurant is back -- Chicken Wings, Potstickers! -- on Bryant St. now -- anyone been there? [San Francisco]

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According to http://www.urbanstomach.com , So Restaurant (or was it Cafe) has reopened in SOMA at 1010 Bryant St. (b/t 8th and 9th St.) This was the restaurant run by the son of the owner of San Tung. The Urban Stomach blog rates their wings number 1 in SF. I can't wait to give them a try. Has anyone been here, yet?

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    So Restaurant
    1010 Bryant St, San Francisco, CA

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    1. re: Melanie Wong

      We tried 3 noodle dishes, a fried rice dish and their dry fried chicken. I loved the chewiness of their noodles, and my favorite was their SO black bean sauce noodles. I also liked their dry fried chicken better than San Tung's, it seemed a tad spicier and less sweet. The fried rice was fine, but the noodles and chicken are what I'd order again.

      1. re: DezzerSF

        I would add that the fried fish appetizer was wonderful, too. Crispy, even with the spicy sweet garlicky sauce enveloping the fish.
        I also loved the hot sausage fried rice. It was an endless portion, and it seemed like the leftovers I took home were as much as I ordered.
        Ma po tofu with beef was comforting and well seasoned, especially delicious with the homemade noodles.

        1. re: DezzerSF

          Thank you both. We talked about it at our chow lunch on monday but then i couldn't find any new info on it.

          1. re: DezzerSF

            We also tried the fried chicken wings and 2 noodle dishes. The wings were delicious - crispy, spicy and not too sweet. I haven't been to San Tung's, so I can't compare. I ordered the SO black bean sauce noodles and my husband ordered the peanut butter noodles. The peanut noodles were good, but the black bean noodles were much better - the flavors were more complex and spicier.

            I had heard that the restaurant often has a line. We went on a Saturday about 2:00 p.m. and fewer than half of the tables were occupied. This was a couple of months ago.

            1. re: goodeatsgal

              Showed up last Friday @ 6:30 pm. Walked right in and got one of the last few remaining empty tables. Within 15 mins there were probably 3 or 4 parties waiting.

              Chicken wings were very good. Nice complex flavor, perfectly cooked. Leaned a bit sweet for my taste but I'd definitely return and order them without hesitation.

              Black bean noodles also very good. Texture could have been a bit more chewy / "Q" but the melding of the sauce and noodles was nice.

              Spinach with garlic was fine. Service was very good. One downside of the location is that traffic on Bryant was horrible. One car forward per red light kind of thing. I'd park a couple of blocks away and walk to avoid the insanity.

          2. re: Melanie Wong

            This is actually my current go-to for chao ma mian in the city. It's not a perfect bowl, but it's the best I've found in SF. The noodles have a great texture, plenty of veggies and goodies (I usually skip the mussels, which are dry and chewy). Broth is maybe a bit on the thin side and without the delicious smokiness you sometimes find, but a great convenient option.