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Sep 8, 2010 11:36 PM

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

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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  1. 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. 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

      1. 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.

        2 Replies
        1. re: celeryroot

          Soko Hardware?

          Soko Hardware
          1698 Post St, San Francisco, CA

          1. re: wolfe

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

        2. 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

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

            1. re: celeryroot

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