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Sacramento Restaurant pretty close to airport?

jane21 Aug 27, 2011 08:45 PM

I'm driving up from the bay area to meet some folks right before they fly out of Sacramento.

Would love a good (not dressy), quiet restaurant somewhere pretty close to the airport so they can flyout right after a delicious lunch.

Up for any kind of food.

  1. Tripeler Aug 27, 2011 09:27 PM

    Apart from small eating places within the airport, there are no restaurants near the airport for miles and miles around. Closest would be almost all the way to central Sacramento. Unless someone else has any ideas?

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    1. re: Tripeler
      tavmark Aug 28, 2011 06:47 AM

      Something in Natomas perhaps?

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      gmk1322 Aug 28, 2011 10:33 AM

      Maybe try Tazzina Bistro in Woodland. It's about 10 miles west of the airport on I-5 and would be a quick shot back there.

      Tazzina Bistro
      614 Main St, Woodland, CA 95695

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        RestaurantRex in CH Aug 28, 2011 10:26 PM

        The food at Malabar is great! The seared ahi with coconut-macadamia nut rice cake is really is one of the best dishes in Sacramento. It is only 6. miles away on Del Paso Road. http://malabaramericancooking.com/

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        1. re: RestaurantRex in CH
          Tripeler Aug 29, 2011 06:29 AM

          I was hoping someone would make a recommendation like Malabar, and never imagined it would be only six miles from the airport. Thanks, Rex!

        2. PeterL Aug 30, 2011 02:30 PM

          We love cf cheng, probably the best Chinese restaurant in all of Sacto. It's kind of hole in the wall in a strip mall next to Arco. We usually order from the "Chinese" menu (not in Chinese, but if you are Chinese they give you this menu instead of the "regular" one. Request it.).

          Cf Cheng Chinese Cuisine
          2063 Arena Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95834

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          1. re: PeterL
            khelvan Sep 3, 2011 02:05 PM

            Natomas shouldn't be too far away from the airport, closer than Woodland I would imagine. CF Cheng has excellent food (and I agree, request the Chinese menu!), and Tuk Tuk does great Thai.

            Tuk Tuk Restaurant
            4630 Natomas Blvd Ste 150, Sacramento, CA 95835

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            toncasmo Aug 31, 2011 08:24 AM

            love tuk tuk bistro in natomas. really good thai

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            1. re: toncasmo
              gmk1322 Aug 31, 2011 08:36 AM

              +1, I've been racking my brain to remember the name!

              1. re: gmk1322
                jennyfur Aug 31, 2011 12:38 PM

                Another +1 for Tuk Tuk!

                Tuk Tuk Restaurant
                4630 Natomas Blvd Ste 150, Sacramento, CA 95835

              2. re: toncasmo
                Quatchi Sep 6, 2011 10:27 AM

                I've been to tuk tuk, it's ok, but feel Bangkok Garden is better. It's also in Natomas and it's food tastes better, a little more authentic, but it's "mom&pop" so service can be slow if you're in a hurry.

                Bangkok Garden
                3230 Arena Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95834

                1. re: Quatchi
                  jane21 Sep 6, 2011 11:06 AM

                  We ended up having lunch at Malabar which turned out perfectly. Easy to find, easy to get to the airport and broad general menu. Everyone found their food to be of high quality, though nothing extraordinary. My turkey sandwich was excellent with good bread. We arrvied at 11:30 and had a quiet meal. Would recommend for a business lunch.

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