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Lunch @ SFO (Int'l Terminal - A Gates)

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lmnopm Feb 27, 2011 09:34 AM

Suggestions for a decent lunch at the airport? (Leaving the airport really isn't an option) - departing from the A gates, which means the main hall restaurants and the A pier restaurants are available. Here are the options: (Even if you don't have a strong "yes" or recommendation, an "avoid" if applicable is fine, too.

(Main Hall)
Burger Joint

Ebisu

Emporio Rulli

Euro Café

Firewood Grill

Fung Lum

Harbor Village Kitchen

Lori’s Diner

Osho Japanese Cuisine

Willow Street Woodfired Pizza

(Boarding Area A/Gates A1-A12)

Amoura Café

Firewood Café

Firewood Grill

Il Fornaio Caffe Del Mondo

  1. Windy Feb 27, 2011 09:36 AM

    Ruilli has good pressed sandwiches. Have had passable but disappointing meals at Harbor Village and Osho.

    Amoura is always crowded and has healthier options than most. But I've only bought a drink there.

    1. Robert Lauriston Feb 27, 2011 09:40 AM

      I thought the dim sum from Harbor Village was decent—way better than I expect at an airport.

      Rulli has great Italian pastries and cookies.

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        mdg Feb 27, 2011 10:15 AM

        Fung Lum is my go-to place at the international terminal - I love their won ton noodle soup.

        Michael

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          ML8000 Feb 27, 2011 10:19 AM

          Burger Joint is good, that's what I'd pick if I wanted a burger. Lori's is like a Denny's but a bit better...decent standard American breakfast but nothing special. Avoid Willow St. A lot of people like Ebisu but don't know about in SFO.

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          1. re: ML8000
            bbulkow Feb 28, 2011 03:11 AM

            I have a soft spot for Ebisu's tempura udon. When going eastward to Europe, you'll want a high starch / low protein meal, and their noodles do the trick. Tasty.
            Burger Joint's burgers have a lot of grill char. I love 'em, my girlfriend hates them. You'll read similar about BJ - if you like char, they've got it.

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            Ebisu
            1283 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122

            Burger Joint
            242 King St, San Francisco, CA 94107

            1. re: bbulkow
              lexdevil Feb 28, 2011 05:56 AM

              Ebisu's Katsu Curry is my go-to at SFO.

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              Ebisu
              1283 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122

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                artemis Feb 28, 2011 08:34 AM

                Me too. That or the oyaku don. And when I'm on the expense account, I get Ebisu sushi.

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                Ebisu
                1283 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122

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                ML8000 Feb 28, 2011 07:46 AM

                Good to know about Ebisu. I know it's a big fav in SF but never tried it at SFO. I tend to go for breakfast at airports. Even at SFO where there is good food I tend to go safe...nothing like a bad meal before a flight. I admit to Lori's Diner because it's pretty fast and safe.

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                  mariacarmen Feb 28, 2011 10:38 PM

                  hmmmm... for about a year i would take early morning flights out of SFO and Ebisu sushi was my favorite bfast treat.

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                  Ebisu
                  1283 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122

            2. mariacarmen Feb 28, 2011 06:19 AM

              I eat at Ebisu every time - always good and fresh sushi, and not overpriced for airport food.

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                lmnopm Feb 28, 2011 05:20 PM

                I got some Ebisu sushi. It was fresh and decent.

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                Ebisu
                1283 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122

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