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My daughter & I will be in The City June 11/12/13 for the DeYoung exhibit. We are staying at The Coventry on Lombard near Van Ness. I'm looking for sushi that's not an arm & a leg in price. I know, that's prob going to be difficult. Any neighborhood ethnic restaurant suggestions would be great though. We're both pretty adventurous when it comes to eating.

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  1. Here is a recent thread about sushi for value. Close by your lodging is Ace Wasabi with a nice review on the link.
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7107...

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    1. re: wolfe

      Best description of Ace Wasabi I ever heard was, "hooters now serving sushi in the Marina."

      1. re: ML8000

        I thought the same thing the one and only time I got dragged to Mas Sake years ago. It was like I fell into an Abercrombie+Hooters universe. And the food was beyond awful.

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        Mas Sake
        2030 Lombard St., San Francisco, CA 94123

    2. Sounds like you are right across the street from Zushi Puzzle where the sushi is among the best in town. If you are going to eat there, you really want to get a reservation for the sushi bar where you can interact with chef Roger. That's usually a lot of fun and adds to the experience over eating in the dining room where the ambience is mediocre.

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      Zushi Puzzle
      1910 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123

      1. It depends on what you want - nocharge is right about Zushi Puzzle, so if you are really into the food and don't care about atmosphere go there. Otherwise you have Ace Wasabi which is more "fun" and is also sushi. Additionally, in the Marina neighborhood you have a bunch of other ethnic possibilities:

        Noodle Theory
        http://www.noodletheory.com/

        Dragon Well
        http://www.dragonwell.com/

        Mamacita
        http://www.mamacitasf.com/

        You could also walk up into Cow Hollow as there are a bunch of restaurants on Union Street - Betelnut has great food & drinks (not sure how old your daughter is).

        http://www.betelnutrestaurant.com/

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        Betelnut
        2030 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94123

        Mamacita
        2317 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123

        Dragon Well
        2142 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123

        Zushi Puzzle
        1910 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123

        Noodle Theory
        3242 Scott Street, San Francisco, CA 94123

        1. For adventurous, Isa can be a lot of fun, some very innovative combinations.

          While it doesn't really fit into any of your criteria (Italian stopped being considered "ethnic" a long time ago), I think it would be a mistake to stay in the Marina without going to A16.

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          A16
          2355 Chestnut St., San Francisco, CA 94123

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          1. re: vulber

            I just had a horrible, overpriced meal there - I know it's popular, but IMO it's highly overrated. Ugh, won't be back. Much prefer Perbacco.

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            Perbacco
            230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

          2. Thanks everyone for your suggestions and the links. I'm sure whatever we pick will be good.

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            1. re: grassvalleygirl

              I'm also a big A16 fan - not so much for the entrees but for the starters (mmm, burrata!) and the pizza. Also worth a visit (either for lunch or diner) is Tacolicious. Silly name but fantastic tacos.

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              A16
              2355 Chestnut St., San Francisco, CA 94123

              Tacolicious
              2031 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123

              1. re: tvham

                Love Tacolicious!

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                Tacolicious
                2031 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123