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nsheth May 9, 2010 09:50 PM

Anyone here able to snag a bowl on Saturday at Coffee Bar? We got there what I thought would be early enough, before they opened, but it was sheer chaos. Waited a little bit, but decided to bail and headed elsewhere. Curious what people's thoughts were, if you stuck around!

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    vulber May 10, 2010 01:56 AM

    I did indeed go. Put my name on the list at 5:25, ate at 7:45.

    This is high-quality ramen, all organic, all from scratch. Having never tasted a sous vide egg before, I was blown away by that in particular; although every part of it was excellent.

    My main complaint was the portion size. It cost $13 for a relatively small bowl, I'd rather pay more for a regular-sized bowl that I can make a meal of.

    Makes me wonder if they think they'll have trouble competing against some of the popular non-organic (I think?) joints like Katana-Ya that charge $13 for a huge bowl with everything imaginable in it.

    It's also not something I would wait in line for for a very long time.

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    Katana-Ya
    430 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102

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      sfwtchris May 10, 2010 12:29 PM

      I wasn't so fortunate as Vulber. I put my name on the list at 5:20, they still did not get to us at 8:30 p.m. I don't think they followed the list. My dinning companions were utterly offended, so we left. So sad!

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        vulber May 10, 2010 01:36 PM

        how many were in your party? (i was a solo diner)

        i would also recommend going to http://twitter.com/haparamen and e-mailing them, they feel really bad about so many people not getting to eat, and they say they will "make it up"

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          sfwtchris May 11, 2010 12:08 PM

          There were three of us. :(

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            vulber May 11, 2010 12:27 PM

            it looks like they're giving vouchers to people who didn't get any

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