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Juban San Francisco, CA
I went to Juban with a friend recently, and neither one of us was disappointed. We each ordered the dinner special which came with soup, salad, a variety of vegetables, three different types of meat for BBQing, and of course, rice. The service was very attentive, and the quality of the food was outstanding. I think I would like to go back, but I thought the prices were a bit high. My only other complaint is that we were charged for a refill of rice. Maybe I am being cheap, but charging for more rice is like charging for more bread in other restaurants. Despite this, I think Juban is a good restaurant, and if you have not tried it yet, it is well worth your time. Enjoy!
Szechuan Taste Restaurant San Francisco, CA
I went with a group from work last week, and none of us left hungry. We were 12 in all, and the bill came to only $75.00! We sampled a variety of dishes ranging from fried catfish and stuffed tofu to the more common sweet and sour pork and egg rolls. Everything was great, and I would advise anyone who is taking a group out to lunch or dinner in the Sunset Dist. to go to Szechuan Taste. Enjoy!
Hong Kong Flower Lounge Restaurant Millbrae, CA
After looking at this grand restaurant for several years, I finally decided to try it. The decor is elegant and the staff is attentive. I was lucky to have a Chinese speaking friend with me, so we were able to order from the Chinese menu. We had a savory seafood clay pot, chicken with green beans, and prawns in garlic sauce with steamed rice, of course. Everything was great, and we were entertained by a group in a large room next to us singing Chinese songs. The only bad thing about this restaurant is bill. Hong Kong Flower Lounge is quite a bit more expensive than most other Chinese restaurants. Dinner for two with tax and tip came out to $55. Outside of this, I have no complaints. Enjoy!
Speckmann's San Francisco, CA
Speckmann's is a hidden treasure in Noe Valley. I have been going to Speckmann's regularly for years, and in my opinion, it is one of the best German restaurants in San Francisco. The atmosphere is quite homey, and the service is very attentive. While you are waiting for dinner, you will be entertained by lively music and a chatty group at the bar. I have never had a bad meal at Speckmann's, and I always know I will be served a large portion of red cabbage, sauerkraut, or potatoes along with a savory entree of pork, sausage, or beef. Try the pork loin, the stuffed beef rolls, or any of the sausage plates. Yes, the meal will be heavy, but trust me, it always hits the spot. I do not think anyone will leave Speckmann's hungry. If you still have room, try one of the desserts and have a cup of their wonderful coffee. You can always count on having a good time at Speckmann's. Don't delay try it tonight!
House of Nan King San Francisco, CA
Ever since House of Nanking was featured in that commercial, I have heard nothing but great things about it, but I was very disappointed with the food, atmosphere, and service. I went in the late afternoon on a Sunday, so I did not have to wait in the normally huge line outside the door. The first thing I noticed was the lack of chopsticks on the table, and the overall dingy appearance of the restaurant. The paper menus we were given were covered with grease, and someone had written over most of the entrees with numbers for those looking for a good time. I never expect good service from a Chinese restaurant, but at House of Nan King, the service is simply horrible. The waitress came over to the table and grabbed the limp menus from us and said, "What you want?" We ordered and she left not to be seen again until the bill came. We ordered a shrimp and vegetable dish and chicken with sweet potatoes with a side of steamed rice. The shrimp tasted like it had been soaking in iodine for about a month, and the vegetables were over done. The chicken was a bit better, but about 80% of the plate was sweet potato which was tasted flat. The rice was cold and tasted as if it was a few days old. I can hardly say I was pleased with this restaurant, but you get what you pay for. The bill was about $12, and we left the restaurant not only still hungry but also disappointed. My advice to anyone comtemplating this restaurant is to forget it. There are much better restaurants only a short distance from this one.
Lhasa Moon San Francisco, CA
I want to Lhasa Moon a few days ago, and I was let down. I have always heard great things about this restaurant, so I was expecting a good meal. I ordered chicken and vegetable curry plus the assorted momo plate. The vegetable curry was bland and quite uninspiring. The chicken was better, but it did not have much flavor. In my opinion, the only saving grace of the evening was the momo. I had vegeatable, beef, and chicken dumplings, but I was suprised that they were room temperature when served. As a matter fact, the rice was cold, and the currries were not much warmer. Lhasa Moon like House of Nanking is over rated, and a major let down.
Christophe Restaurant Francais Sausalito, CA
I first went to Christophe's in August, and I have gone back at least once a month since then. The best advice I can give to any- one who wants to try Christophe's is to make a reservation. The restaurant fills quickly, and unfortunately, walk-ins cannot be seated. The early bird special at $12.50 is hard to beat, yet I was still a bit hungry after I finished. The smoked salmon is probably the best I have ever had, and the lamb was outstanding. I also can recommend the pork, the chicken in wine sauce, the baked brie, the duck, and the sausage salad. The desserts are all great especially the creme brulee, and they have my vote for best restaurant coffee. Christophe's is a great value for money, and the staff is always friendly and helpful. This a good restaurant for a romantic evening. Usually after dinner, we drive up to the Marin Headlands to enjoy the view of San Francisco if it is not too foggy. Enjoy!
Joy Restaurant San Mateo, CA
I found this restaurant by accident, and believe me, I am very glad I did. The restaurant is small and located in a shopping center along the bay. If possible, try to order from the Chinese menu, but if you are not with anyone who understands Mandarin the friendly staff will surely help you. I had rice cakes with vegetables and chicken which was unbelievable, beef noodles with probably the best soup I have ever had, fried bread which was tasty and not too greasy, and for dessert I had red beans over shaved ice with condensed milk. I left the restaurant very happy; although I was stuffed beyond capacity.
Suppenkueche Restaurant San Francisco, CA
I can always count on a good meal at Suppenkuche. I have been going there regularly for some time now. It is always a good idea to get there early if you do not want to wait for a table, but even if you do have to, don't fret-- try one of the many wonderful beers on tap. I think Suppenkuche has the best beer selection in San Francisco. I have tried several entrees, and I can reccomend all of them. The smoked pork chop is truly out of this world, the bratwurst and sauerkraut is excellent, and the roasted half chicken is delicious. The only let down I have regularly found is the desserts. The apple strudle was a bit dry and tasteless. I also think less cream would be better because it made the crust soggy. Also, if you are in the mood for a hearty breakfast don't miss the weekend brunch. After eating this, you probably will not be hungry until dinner.