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Westfield San Francisco Centre Food Emporium Recommendations

What would you recommend at the food court?

I really enjoyed Coriander Gourmet Thai - their authentic Beef Pad See Eww very delicious and don't forget to ask for their dried chili. It's very good and spicy.

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  1. Out the Door. I actually prefer it to Slanted Door (except the view, of course.) If you go at lunch, they have a delicious banh mi. Not cheap ($8), not "authentic", just delicious.

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    Slanted Door
    Ferry Slip, San Francisco, CA 94111

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

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    1. re: mariacarmen

      I'd give Out the Door a pass and head straight for Tu Lan, which is just a block away. The bun with imperial rolls there is just...sigh...so delicious.

      Another vote for the Korean restaurant as well.

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      Tu Lan
      8 6th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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

      1. re: mariacarmen

        Agreed. Out the Door is my default lunch in the mall, although I do like the Korean place mentioned below as well.

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

        1. re: mariacarmen

          i agree..i like it better than slanted door but didn't dare say it! haven't tried the bahn mi..will have to remember for next time

        2. I like Loving Hut, the vegan Chinese place run by a religious order. They have lots of good faux shrimp and faux pork stir fries. Steam table, so you can see what's fresh.

          The Korean bbq isn't bad either. Also a steam table, so you can pick the best looking meats.

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          1. re: Windy

            That's Sorabol, I think. They may have the most bang for the buck; portions run large.

            1. re: soupçon

              Yes, it is, thanks. I always liked the Sorabol in Emery Bay.

          2. Ajisen Ramen, and hot chocolate at Cocoa Bella

            (preferably at least a few hours apart)

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            1. re: david kaplan

              I second both of these recommendations. Ajisen Ramen is surprisingly good for mall food.

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              Ajisen Ramen
              47890 Warm Springs Blvd, Fremont, CA

                  1. re: Windy

                    By all means, their signature tonkotsu ramen (I think they call it "Premium Pork Ramen."}

                    1. re: soupçon

                      Agreed--I keep trying to find a tonkotsu ramen in the city that I like better and I haven't.

                      1. re: ...tm...

                        Thank you both. Will check it out.

                        1. re: Windy

                          I wondered reading this thread how I'd never seen Ajisen Ramen. And then today, meeting a friend at Loving Hut, I wandered around in search of it. No luck.

                          After consulting the touch screen, I found out it's in the basement below Nordstrom's, not the main food "Emporium" by Bloomingdale's. Will try it next time.

                          Not sure about the replies re Oyaji's--people who recommend their ramen, I guess. Oyaji definitely isn't in Westfield Centre.

                          1. re: Windy

                            Yes, Ajisen is right next to Panda Express on the Nordstrom side. Not a far stroll from the main Westfield food court.

                        2. re: ...tm...

                          Try Oyaji's.

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                          Oyaji Restaurant
                          3123 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94121

                          1. re: DezzerSF

                            DezzerSF: shhhhhhh! don't tell people about Oyaji! you want lines to start forming? are you crazy?!!

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                            Oyaji Restaurant
                            3123 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94121

                1. The Korean place is a standard for me. I get the combo the two different types of short ribs. Yum!

                  1. Beard Papa's a guilty pleasure...

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                        1. re: alanbarnes

                          you're bad! you're bad! eat that cream puff! grrrrrowwww!

                    1. Andale has pretty good Mexican.

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                      1. re: Nopa

                        My standard pre-movie, let's eat at the food court meal, is the salad with chicken from Andale. I can't remember what they call it, but it's greens, avocado, goat cheese, tomatoes, a generous amount of chicken, and a tasty garlicky vinaigrette.

                      2. I like the Buckhorn Grill when I am in Westfield. Prices are reasonable, portions large, and it tastes great.

                        1. Anyone tried the gourmet hot dog place? Looks fairly new but haven't tried it yet. I admit I do default to Sorabol for the value BBQ meal.

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                          1. re: singleguychef

                            I'm curious about Melt, the ice cream place, too. We meant to try it but ran out of time before having to run back to Moscone.

                            1. re: singleguychef

                              I went to Sorabol again yesterday for an early dinner before U2. Really excellent food. I gotta say, within the context of fast mall court food, it is truly excellent. And they even have reasonably good kim chi.

                            2. Are there any Italian (pizza or pasta) places that you'd recommend? I'm going to be in that area tonight with my very-limited-palate children.

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                                1. re: jessinEC

                                  Here's a list of the Westfield places to eat, and there is a pasta place, Pasta Moto. I haven't tried it though - I usually go to Sorabol!

                                  http://www.westfield.com/sanfrancisco...

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                                  Pasta Moto
                                  845 Market St Ste Fe6, San Francisco, CA 94103

                                  1. re: The Librarian

                                    It is so funny how everyone here recommends Sorabol (that is where I go and I get the half grilled short rib, half short rib stew combination) but it rarely seems to be the most popular place when in the mall... I wonder if Korean food is just less popular?

                                    1. re: whiner

                                      Really? Every time I go to Westfield, the line for the place is out of the line. Comparatively, the Thai place always has space in the queuing area, but this might just be a reflection of serving speeds?

                                      1. re: timeo

                                        Yep... I wonder if we just go at different times? On weekdays I'm never there before 1pm, And I'm more often there on weekends than I am on week days...

                                2. Inside Scoop reports the Westfield branch of Out the Door will not reopen and the new tenant is not a restaurant.

                                  http://insidescoopsf.sfgate.com/blog/...