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tyoung730 Mar 2, 2011 12:44 PM

Hey everyone,

I know this is very scatter-brained, but I will be in San Francisco for a few days, so I want to get to taste the best of a lot of different things in a really short amount of time. What would you recommend for great Jamaican, Korean bbq, or local/organic restaurants that aren't too pricey?

Thanks everyone :)

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  1. scarmoza RE: tyoung730 Mar 2, 2011 01:15 PM

    For Korean bbq that isn't too pricey try Han Il Kwan . It's located in the outer Richmond though. For good inexpensive Korean (not bbq) closer to Union Square, Dong Baek Restaurant is our go to (the fried chicken is really good).

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    Dong Baek Restaurant
    631 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94109

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      Radical347 RE: tyoung730 Mar 3, 2011 04:28 PM

      I'll third Han Il Kwan. It's quantity over quality, but it is mighty tasty & they stuff you. I'd skip Brothers...way overrated, overpriced, and not very good at all imo. The only Korean restaurant in the city that I think has legitimately good BBQ is Korean Village/Wooden Charcoal (on 10th & Geary), but it's mad expensive.

      1. Peter Yee RE: tyoung730 Mar 4, 2011 01:52 PM

        I can't comment on Jamaican food in SF proper, but Back A Yard (Menlo Park) and Coconuts (Palo Alto) both get my vote. Coconuts is the upscale sister to Back A Yard, so if price is major consideration, you'll do fine at Back A Yard.

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        Back A Yard Caribbean American Grill
        1189 Willow Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025

        Coconuts
        642 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301

        1. Robert Lauriston RE: tyoung730 Mar 4, 2011 02:05 PM

          Jamaican:

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          Sweet Fingers
          464 E 14th St, San Leandro, CA 94577

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