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Jamaican food, Korean barbeque, and Local/organic Food

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).

    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.

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

        642 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301

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


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

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