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Champa Garden SF Branch to open soon -- any favorites?

According to @Ingleside_Light on Twitter, Champa Garden's San Francisco branch could open in 2-3 weeks (613 Faxon at Ocean).

Those of you who who frequent the Oakland Champa Garden, any favorite dishes?

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  1. Appetizer sampler...everything is delicious and green accompaniments are so fresh and tasty. Make sure you request their full tray of condiments...to die for!

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    1. re: macadam

      Second that. Make it two app samplers and nothing else---it's the only thing we've really enjoyed there. Last time we went I was a little surprised at how sweet the rest of the food is.

      1. re: rubadubgdub

        Ordering those three dishes a la carte is cheaper than two samplers and I think more food.

        1. re: Robert Lauriston

          #14 Champa Sampler $11.95
          #1 Fried Wrapped Spring Rolls $7.95
          #3 Fried Rice Ball Salad - Nam Kaow $6.95
          #12 Lao Sausages $6.95
          agreed, ordering #1, 3, and 12 a la carte is a better value than two Samplers.

      1. That's exciting. I love their rice salad.

        1. Anyone know if it's open yet? Can't find anything online but I'm excited to check it out once it's ready.

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          1. re: Dave MP

            Where did the two or three weeks estimate come from? They're building out the space from scratch, so have a lot of permits and other hoops to jump through.

            http://commissions.sfplanning.org/cpc...

            http://commissions.sfplanning.org/cpc...

            1. re: Robert Lauriston

              the timing came from the "workmen"

              this is the Twitter mentioned in the OP => https://twitter.com/Ingleside_Light/s...

              1. re: drewskiSF

                Once the work is finished they have to pass all their inspections.

                1. re: Robert Lauriston

                  Okay, so it sounds like it's still a month or two away. Thanks for the updates.

                  1. re: Dave MP

                    Could be today or next year if they're dealing with inspectors.

                    1. re: Robert Lauriston

                      Inspections aren't a hold up if you do your build out correctly and you're knowledgeable enough to anticipate what the city requires.

          2. Talked to the folks in Oakland today. They said they thought they'd be open by now. Instead of saying "next month" every time anyone asks, they've given up being specific and have no date in mind. The hold-up seems to be the stricter build-out required by PG&E.