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Vietnamese Roasted Crab..Tenderloin or Inner Richmond...but...

MsMaryMc Nov 7, 2010 12:15 AM

...the other limitations that keep tripping me up are that we're looking to have it for lunch, on a Tuesday.

We have 10 am tickets for the post-Impressionists show at the DeYoung. After that we want to get lunch, then head back to our hotel (the Monaco, at Geary and Taylor) and catch the airport shuttle for a late-afternoon flight. Time is a little tight, so we're hoping to find something either in the vicinity of the museum, or the hotel. We're traveling via transit or taxi.

I've found a few good suggestions on this board, but there's always a glitch. PPQ Dungeness Island is closed Tuesdays. La Vie Vietnamese doesn't have roasted crab on the lunch menu--only dinner. Bodega Bistro's website is kaput, so I can't check their menu or hours--are they still open?

So...any other suggestions?

Thanks in advance!

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Bodega Bistro
607 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109

La Vie Vietnamese Restaurant
5830 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121

  1. Civil Bear Nov 7, 2010 08:09 AM

    Thanh Long and its sister Crustation are always two great bets for roasted crab over garlic noodles.

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    Crustacean Restaurant
    1475 Polk St Ste 3, San Francisco, CA 94109

    1. daveena Nov 7, 2010 08:36 AM

      I wonder if you called ahead of time, whether La Vie would make the crab for you at lunch?

      1. Cynsa Nov 7, 2010 11:18 AM

        click on the sidebar list for Bodega Bistro for hours:
        Bodega Bistro
        Mon-Sun 11 am - 3 pm
        Mon-Wed, Sun 5 pm - 9:30 pm
        Thu-Sat 5 pm - 10 pm

        Le Soleil Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine
        133 Clement St
        (between 2nd Ave & 3rd Ave)
        San Francisco, CA 94118
        call to ask about crab: (415) 668-4848

        Kim Thanh Restaurant
        607 Geary St
        (between Jones St & Leavenworth St)
        San Francisco, CA 94102
        (415) 928-6627

        Vietnam House
        642 Eddy St
        (between Larkin St & Polk St)
        San Francisco, CA 94109
        (415) 885-3361

        We're all waiting the the opening of Crab Season on November 15 - sorry you must leave on Tuesday :(

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        Bodega Bistro
        607 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109

        Le Soleil Authentic Vietnamese
        133 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118

        Kim Thanh
        607 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102

        1. c oliver Nov 7, 2010 12:00 PM

          Here's Melanie Wong's review and pix of Brother Seafood. Close to the De Young. Don't miss the photo of the lobster with noodles.

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7313...

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          Brother Seafood Restaurant
          1830 Irving St., San Francisco, CA

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          1. re: c oliver
            chefj Nov 7, 2010 04:59 PM

            PPQ Dungeness Island Vietnamese Cuisine http://www.ppqdungeness.com/
            If I remember correctly had much better prices and I liked their food better than the overhyped (imop) Thanh Long

            www.ppqdungeness.com

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            Thanh Long
            4101 Judah St, San Francisco, CA 94122

          2. MsMaryMc Nov 8, 2010 08:27 PM

            Thank you all!

            There are some great ideas here, but a lot of them have the same problems I kept finding--they're too far out of the way for the time we have available, they're closed on Tuesdays, they don't serve lunch, and/or they don't have roast crab on the lunch menu.

            Calling to ask if we can arrange for a crab lunch is a good thought--I've made a note of a few places to try if necessary. But I think we have a winner with Kim Thanh Restaurant. It's a block from our hotel, they're open for Tuesday lunch, and the menu I found on menupages.com has several varieties of roast crab.

            Still hoping for a backup option or two, if anybody has other suggestions!

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            Kim Thanh
            607 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102

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            1. re: MsMaryMc
              MsMaryMc Nov 16, 2010 09:42 PM

              Kim Thanh was all that and more!! The House Special Salt Baked Crab was out of this world. Thanks for all the great advice!

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              Kim Thanh
              607 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102

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