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Visiting and want help - kitchen shops, restaurants - the whole nine yards

Besos Sep 8, 2010 11:36 PM

I am passing through SF on my way home for Christmas. I'll only be there for a couple of days and want to make the most of it. I want to buy a rouet but don't want to spend the earth. I'd also like to look for other gadgets that I can't get in NZ.

I'll be staying on Lombard, car-less and am looking for good seafood, again... I don't want to spend a fortune but I do want to have good food.

Suggestions would be most gratefully received!

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    Bruce in SLO Sep 9, 2010 06:37 AM

    You should be able to get to Union Square by public transit and visit William -Sonoma for the kitchen Gadgets. Also Sur la Table in the Ferry Building. Seafood choices abound, perhaps you try Sam's Grill and Tadich's., both a short stroll from Union Square.

    1. wolfe Sep 9, 2010 07:40 AM

      I'm not sure what their shopping arrangement is now but you have time to investigate shopping at Le Sanctuaire.
      If one reads his own links.
      Hours: Mon-Fri: 10:30 am - 4:30 pm BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

      Le Sanctuaire
      315 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94108

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        celeryroot Sep 9, 2010 08:03 AM

        The hardware store in Japantown , whose name I can't think of, has alot of great kitchen gadgets.
        They will have a variety of spiral rouets . It s not far from where you are. The also have mandolines which are usually cheaper then the spiral.

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        1. re: celeryroot
          wolfe Sep 9, 2010 08:11 AM

          Soko Hardware?

          Soko Hardware
          1698 Post St, San Francisco, CA

          1. re: wolfe
            celeryroot Sep 9, 2010 08:53 AM

            I think that is it. downstairs they have all sorts of great clever japenese gadgets, knives , slicers, pots and pans etc. Thanks

        2. Robert Lauriston Sep 9, 2010 09:09 AM

          Kamei has the biggest selection of gadgets I've seen anywhere. The Wok Shop also has a big selection.

          Cookin' is a sort of kitchen-equipment antique shop.

          Sur la Table and Williams-Sonoma are kitchen-oriented department store chains that have lots of gadgets. So do Bed Bath & Beyond and The Container Store, actually.

          Kamei Restaurant Supply
          547 Clement St, San Francisco, CA

          Sur La Table
          1 Ferry Bldg # 37, San Francisco, CA

          Wok Shop
          718 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA

          339 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA

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          1. re: Robert Lauriston
            celeryroot Sep 9, 2010 09:34 AM

            Kamei does have lots I agree......... but also find that Soko carries more high end quality items.

            1. re: celeryroot
              Robert Lauriston Sep 9, 2010 09:51 AM

              Yeah, Soko's great, I would have mentioned it if you hadn't already.

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