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Jul 26, 2010 02:46 PM

Asian Near Hotel Monaco

Asian of any price under, let's say $50 (but much cheaper is fine if good value, I'm not snobby, actually prefer dives with good food) for a single diner for dinner, within 3-4 blocks walking distance from the hotel. Alternatively, a "California style" place, for lack of a better word: fresh, local, American. I think Canteen would be an example of this. Thanks!

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  1. Any kind of place for breakfast that opens by 7am would also be nice.

    1. Yes, Canteen would be a good example, and it's good for a single diner, since it had counter seating. Your hotel is at the edge of the Little Saigon neighborhood -- a couple of good places there would be Bodega Bistro for Vietnamese and Lers Ros for Thai.

      Bodega Bistro
      607 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109

      1. Katana-Ya - Ramen/Donburi/Etc
        Borobudur Restaurant - Indonesian
        Punjab Kabab House - For Tandoori/Biryani. There are other Indian places in the vicinity as well.
        Ponzu - happy hour (asian/fusion).
        Cafe Madeleine - pastries

        1. You are close to Thai, Vietnamese, and Pakistani/Indian.

          Thai: Lers Ros, Sai Jai Thai (especially the pork shoulder)
          Vietnamese: Bodega Bistro, Turtle Tower (closes on the early side), Tu Lan (very divey)
          Pakistani: Shalimar, Lahore Karahi

          I like Ryoko's for late night sushi and Japanese snacks (like the fried baby octopus, love that stuff). I also think eating alone in a Japanese place with a sushi bar is easy.

          I've been eating a lot of the cold ramen at Katana Ya lately.

          Bodega Bistro
          607 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109

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

          Tu Lan
          8 6th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

          Lahore Karahi
          612 Ofarrell St, San Francisco, CA 94109

          Ryoko Restaurant & Bar
          619 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102

          Sai Jai Thai Restaurant
          771 Ofarrell St, San Francisco, CA 94109

          1. Ended up at Katana Ya primarily because of proximity, its 1/2 block away. Had the spicy hamachi roll and a fried chicken ramen in soy for around $20. All pretty good, haven't had ramen since college and that came in a plastic wrapper. A couple of 24 hour diners a block away, so I'm good for a 4am breakfast if need be.