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Recs for tomorrow eve near Kabuki in SF, please?

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Fine Jan 28, 2013 08:36 PM

Nice to be able to park just once!

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  1. Josh RE: Fine Jan 28, 2013 08:50 PM

    Dosa is quite good and is right across the street.

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      CarrieWas218 RE: Josh Jan 29, 2013 08:10 AM

      I lived in that 'hood for four years and found Dosa to be too expensive for what they offer...

      If you can get there early enough and don't mind the wait, try and get into State Bird Provisions. SPQR would be my second choice.

      Like Cynsa said, Sushi Aka Tombo is the best sushi in J-Town and I'm a big fan of Takara as well. Tampopo got a new chef and their noodles have suffered a bit, I'm afraid to say.

      My last local favorite is La Mediteranee; inexpensive although it is a little walk up the hill.

    2. Cynsa RE: Fine Jan 29, 2013 07:46 AM

      Sushi Aka Tombo opens at 5 pm
      1737 Buchanan St

      Takara Restaurant for Japanese fare: lunch and dinner
      11:30 am–2:00 pm, 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
      Tara-Miso miso-marinated and grilled black codfish is my favorite.
      http://www.takararestaurant.com/

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        DavidT RE: Fine Jan 29, 2013 09:55 AM

        Roostertail is on Sutter Street, just east of Fillmore. It specializes in roast chicken. Within 3-4 blocks further north on Fillmore Street are SPQR (Italian), Woodhouse (seafood), Florio (California bistro), Roam (hamburgers). Out The Door (Vietnamese, by Charles Phan) is on Bush, west of Fillmore.

        Plenty to choose from!

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          indigirl RE: Fine Jan 29, 2013 10:56 AM

          I like On the Bridge in the Jtown mall. It's not fancy food by any means, more like comfort food despite the fact that most of their offerings are things I've never seen or eaten anywhere else -- interesting Japanese/European hybrid stuff, like ume spaghetti. We usually get the curry; the guy makes it from scratch. I've always left there very happy.

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            sheriff RE: Fine Jan 29, 2013 11:36 AM

            I would recommend Fat Angel in the Filmore Center. Great beer list and good food.

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              hyperbowler RE: Fine Jan 29, 2013 12:45 PM

              Echoing the above suggestions....

              Last Sunday, Sushi Aka Tombo had an awesome $35 Sashimi Omakase which included sea cucumber, abalone, geoduck, crispy shrimp head, shrimp body, sea bream, uni, trout, and a few other great things. The selections change daily, but this should give a sense of the value and variety. Good quality stuff--- it's a rare occasion when I don't gag on uni!

              Fat Angel has a dauntingly long beer menu and lots of wine, including on tap. Haven't tried the food yet, but it always looks good. Right now they have one of my favorite beers on tap--- Victory at Sea Coffee Vanilla Porter.

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