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Looking for good Asian fare-- staying in the Financial District

JFarah Mar 4, 2013 07:33 PM

Hello all,
My husband and I will be in SF for one night in the next week. Looking for good Asian fare. Will have car, but don't want to venture out too far. Staying in the Financial District. Husband isn't crazy about Indian, but aside from that we are open to suggestions. Thanks in advance for your help!!

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    ptrefler RE: JFarah Mar 5, 2013 01:25 PM

    Do you have a particular type of Asian food in mind? Also do you want higher end, hole in the wall or something in between. I could suggest the Slanted Door, I have never been disappointed there but is a pain to get a reservation. Lovely views though. My favorite linoleum and formica table spot is Brandy Ho's by the Transamerica building. I also like Yank Sing for Dim Sum.

    1. Robert Lauriston RE: JFarah Mar 5, 2013 01:48 PM

      Chinatown's not far away. Z&Y Garden (Sichuan) and R&G Lounge (Hong Kong Cantonese) are a couple of board favorites there.

      Osha Thai in 4 Embarcadero Center is good.

      Yank Sing's not open for dinner.

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        foodeye RE: Robert Lauriston Mar 5, 2013 05:08 PM

        I am curious: What do you recommend at Osha Thai in E4?

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          Robert Lauriston RE: foodeye Mar 6, 2013 02:05 PM


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            mariacarmen RE: foodeye Mar 6, 2013 02:41 PM

            we go to the one in the Mission, but the menus appear to be the same. i love their Tom Kha - best i've had in a long while, even better than Lers Ros (a place i don't normally get "standard" Thai dishes). also the duck rolls, and the Osha Kobe Bites with caramelized eggplant is to die for. love the beef curry as well.

            but i'd vote going to Z&Y if i had to choose between the two.

        2. smatbrat RE: JFarah Mar 5, 2013 02:08 PM

          A nice walk to City View for Dim Sum.
          I like Hunan Homes IN Chinatown.

          Are you looking for Chinese? Or are you including Thai, Japanese? etc

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            Robert Lauriston RE: smatbrat Mar 5, 2013 02:18 PM

            City View's lunch only.

          2. Stephanie Wong RE: JFarah Mar 5, 2013 06:51 PM

            Great Eastern in Chinatown

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              Fine RE: Stephanie Wong Mar 5, 2013 09:31 PM

              I second that.

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