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What's good at Westfield?

Going to catch a movie later. Besides Out the Door, what are the highlights of the food court at the Westfield Center?

Out the Door
845 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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  1. Mrs wolfe likes Straits.

    1. I didn't find anything else there more than a step above crap. There are some really good restaurants nearby: 54 Mint, Chez Papa Resto, farmerbrown, Little Delhi ...

      Little Delhi
      83 Eddy St, San Francisco, CA 94102

      Farmer Brown
      25 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

      Chez Papa Resto
      4 Mint Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94103

      54 Mint
      54 Mint St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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      1. re: Robert Lauriston

        Hmm. Maybe the new ramen place, Ajisen?

          1. re: Robert Lauriston

            I've been to Ajisen a few times and like it just fine. I'd rather eat there than anywhere in the newer food court. That said, there are a few above-average selections (including the pork special), and a lot of mediocre takes on ramen beyond that.

      2. Avoid Wichcraft. Good for a mall but not good by SF standards or the price.

        1. I'm a sucker for Beard Papa. Their kiosk is right under the escalators in the food court. Every time I pass through there I buy a few cream puffs.

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          1. re: 3ringcircus

            The one time I tried Beard Papa I waited for a "fresh" batch being assembled. Hard crust (!), not crispy -- HARD as in overbaked & dried out. Is that the norm for their puffs?

            Since my impression was the product wasn't freshly baked, I haven't tried them again. What's your experience? I know this chain has its fans?

            1. re: Stephanie Wong

              Beard Papa's shells, which contrary to their "all natural" claims are made with margarine, are made in Japan and shipped frozen around the world. They're supposed to be filled to order.

              1. re: Stephanie Wong

                I know that they're baked on site, as the shells have to cool down before they're filled. The raw pastry may well be frozen.

              2. re: 3ringcircus

                Chocolate Beard Papa cream puffs are divine. I could eat a six pack of them and not blink.

              3. Ajisen is definitely worth a look. I've been 2-3 times and think they are serving ramen that is better than most of the go-to SF ramen shops.

                Tropisueno is close and solid.

                75 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco, CA 94103

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                1. re: PulledPork

                  I agree--I found my tonkotsu ramen with special pork to be ridiculously addictive.

                  1. re: PulledPork

                    I'm also a fan of Tropisueno when in that part of town.

                    75 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco, CA 94103

                    1. I maintain that the Japanese place back near Bloomies (which used to be called Mr. Hana and has changed names), has a very good poki bowl; brown or white rice with fresh chunked raw tuna, avocado, pickled cucumbers, sliced apples, nori, black sesames, wasabi and ginger is a pretty good treat and very filling for the price. It is my favorite to get when I'm subjected to that food court.

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                        1. re: wolfe

                          Yes -- thanks, Wolfe!

                          Oddly, the Westfield website still has the old Mr. Hana name...

                        2. I always enjoy a few snacks at Straits cafe. Especially the Roti Prada.

                          1. Ended up at Ajisen. Had the "premium pork." Quite tasty and filling. I'll be back. Thanks, all!

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