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Late night dining in SF -3am-?

junglekitte May 1, 2013 10:22 PM

I plan to go dancing in SF in the north Mission area (kind of near where the 101 ends) and will want to have late night food around 3-4am. Is anything yummy open at that time? I'm open to street tacos, diners, or any other suggestions! My hotel is near Union Square so it could be anywhere near the club, hotel, or between. Thanks! :)

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    pauliface May 2, 2013 09:52 AM

    Not sure if it's open past 2AM (yelp says the close at 2 but I am pretty sure I've been there much later) but...

    I love 'Crepes A Go Go' on 11th Street between Folsom/Harrison.
    This is a little truck set into a parking lot in the middle of a block that has lots of clubs.
    (While it's a truck, it's been there since way before the current age of food trucks)

    I maintain that their crepes are good even when you are sober.

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      dunstable May 26, 2013 10:48 PM

      Once I went to Bar Agricole on a whim, which had some good, creative dishes, but all of it was expensive and tiny. Still hungry after spending about $80, I got bored of the menu and walked across the street to Crepes A Go Go to finish my meal. I have to say, it wasn't bad, even after all that fancy food. I was also sober.

    2. Robert Lauriston May 2, 2013 08:01 AM

      Which day of the week?

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        junglekitte May 2, 2013 08:12 AM

        Saturday

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          Robert Lauriston May 2, 2013 08:41 AM

          Cocobang and Grubstake are probably the best food after 3.

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            bbulkow May 2, 2013 09:14 AM

            No love for New Sun Hong Kong? Is it the same owners as the east bay location (right by berkeley bart that moves to oakland chinatown)?

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              Robert Lauriston May 2, 2013 09:26 AM

              Yuet Lee and New Sun Hong Kong both close at 3. The Berkeley restaurant of the same name is gone.

              Sam's of Bourdain fame is open until 3:30.

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                bbulkow May 2, 2013 10:25 AM

                Yep, it's not 24 hours

                Yelp strangely says it's 24 hours in one space, and 3am close in another, and NSHK's web site says 3am.

                I was also thinking of Sun Hong Kong in Oakland, but that's closed.

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                Melanie Wong May 2, 2013 09:52 AM

                Not the same owners. The branch near BART moved to Durant Ave, the Oakland branch is now New Gold Medal.

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                  Robert Lauriston May 2, 2013 10:00 AM

                  Moved to Durant and then was merged with Kip's.

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                    Melanie Wong May 2, 2013 10:20 AM

                    Sun Hong Kong and Kips
                    http://berkeleysunhongkong.com/Take-Out.html
                    http://kipsberkeley.com/

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                      Robert Lauriston May 2, 2013 11:10 AM

                      Huh, they're still doing Chinese food? That place is so confusing.

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          hyperbowler May 1, 2013 11:39 PM

          Two places that close at 4am:

          Naan 'N' Curry isn't great, but after a night of drinking, you might think it is. I've not tried this at night, but during the day they're BYOB. Consider it a potential "after hours" spot.

          Cocobang, a Korean restaurant, has been on my radar for a while, but I haven't been.

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            junglekitte May 2, 2013 08:12 AM

            I tried Naan 'N' Curry last time I was there. You are absolutely right about it not being great. Even after a few drinks I didn't like it. It was fun they had bhangra blasting on the speakers though! :P

            Korean sounds great!

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              hyperbowler May 26, 2013 11:44 AM

              True to this thread, I went to Cocobang last night at 3am, coming from The Clock exhibition at SF MOMA. They close at 2am normally, and at 4am on Fri. and Sat. It's good to see a busy locally owned restaurant open at this hour.

              The sauced Korean Fried Chicken consisted of one wing (radius/ulna section), and big chunks of boneless chicken which meant the chunks aren't completely covered in skin. The sauce wasn't especially intense or overly sweet so some might like their style. It came with a huge portion of shredded cabbage and Russian dressing. Vegetables are often missing from late night eateries, so I was glad to have received this along with four banchan including a big bowl of pickled diced daikon, sprouts, daikon half-moons, and spicy fish cake.

              Pan fried rice cakes in spicy sauce were pretty good. Sliced fish cake, cabbage, and scallions were mixed in. The sauce was thin to the point it had trouble sticking to the rice cakes, but it was spicy and seems to have thickened in my fridge overnight.

              There are still club-goers and whatnot on the streets to the east of here, but I wouldn't recommend trekking west of here at 3am unless you take a cab or car or are part of a group of people.

              Another review: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/871509

            2. bbulkow May 1, 2013 10:57 PM

              Lori's is decent and 24 hours. I prefer it to sparky's or Mel's. Orphan Andy's is about the same quality. Alas, poor Bagdad Cafe, I knew you well.

              New Sun Hong Kong is open in Chinatown. If it's the same New Sun Hong Kong as was open late night in Berkeley for many years, I would always get BBQ Pork Noodle Soup with Extra Veg, sets you right after a dehydrating evening. Recommended.

              DNA pizza caters to the all night dance crowd. As fond as I am of the DNA, I've had a few slices here and it's overpriced.

              There are a number of places that close at around 3-ish, because the bars close at 2 and then people want to eat then they leave and the places close. I like It's Tops but it closes at 3.

              Some places like Grubsteak close at 4. El Faralito is listed as 3:30.

              If you're super hardup, there stuff like Denny's, Subway, Jack in the Box. Brrrrr.

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                nocharge May 1, 2013 10:49 PM

                The crowd that looks for food at 3-4am may often have had a drink or two too much and many of the places that cater to their cravings may not necessarily be considered "yummy" by any stretch of the imagination. However, there are plenty of threads about late-night dining options in general that you should be able to search for.

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