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

  • Besos Sep 8, 2010 11:36 PM
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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.
      http://www.le-sanctuaire.com/index.html
      If one reads his own links.
      Hours: Mon-Fri: 10:30 am - 4:30 pm BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

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      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?

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          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.

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          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

          Cookin'
          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.