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

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

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  1. 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. 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.

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

        Michael

        1. 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

            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

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

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              Ebisu
              1283 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122

              1. re: lexdevil

                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

              2. re: bbulkow

                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.

                1. re: ML8000

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

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              1. re: mariacarmen

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

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                Ebisu
                1283 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122