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Best moderate to cheap restaurants within walking distance of Mosconi?

fara Dec 10, 2012 07:36 PM

I will be in town and without a lot of time - most of my free time will be spent getting to and eating the great food in SF. Last time I really enjoyed the market at the port. What are your favorite restos within walking distance (i.e. 1/2 hr walking or less) downtown? I'm from Boston, so cuisines I would love to hit that I'm not getting so much here include Sichuanese, dim sum, Mexican, Japanese bar food, sushi. Thanks-

  1. f
    fara Dec 11, 2012 06:14 PM

    just to clarify I meant Japanese bar food, not bar food and Japanese food. :)

    and thanks so far.

    1. Robert Lauriston Dec 11, 2012 05:38 PM

      The El Tonayense taco truck at Spear and Folsom is about 15 minutes from Moscone.

      Z&Y for Sichuan, 20 minutes.

      Yank Sing's not cheap but it's the best dim sum in that area. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7321...

      1. m
        ML8000 Dec 11, 2012 04:52 PM

        Taqueria Cancun at the SW corner of Market/6th. Hole in the wall, inexpensive, best for lunch. I get the al pastor burrito. Sister taco shop won a bi-annual burrito fest comp.

        Pearl Burger next door is pretty good.

        1. b
          belomiser Dec 10, 2012 09:27 PM

          Ebisu for Sushi would be the place to go. We like the dim sum at Yank Sing but that is not cheap. The Westfield Center has a food court that you may want to check out. Tropisueno is also walking distance but not cheap. You can just walk to chinatown and find cheap places to eat.

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          1. re: belomiser
            fara Dec 11, 2012 04:48 PM

            my understanding is that Chinatown doesn't have good Chinese food.

            1. re: fara
              ...tm... Dec 11, 2012 06:35 PM

              This may be trueish in general, especially if you just wander in as a tourist without specific recommendations, but Z&Y, as suggested for Sichuan, is good.

          2. CarrieWas218 Dec 10, 2012 09:07 PM

            I'm a fan of Samovar Tea Lounge for lunch. Also near Moscone is Ame which is fabulous for its crudo and Anchor & Hope for great seafood.

            Honestly, within a half-hour walk you have a GAZILLION choices; from Chinatown to North Beach and all of downtown. San Francisco is only seven miles from end-to-end so there is a lot to choose from.

            You might want to do a search for Union Square, Embarcadero, and Moscone and see the previous suggestions. It is a topic that often discussed...

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