Posts Tagged ‘Dinner’

2 Nov

Hakka Restaurant, San Francisco

Posted by, November 2nd, 2015

Hakka restaurant San Francisco exterior decor

Hakka Restaurant SF is a family run Chinese restaurant in San Francisco’s Outer Richmond District that opened in early 2010. It has garnered some foodie attention on chowhound. While they serve a wide variety of Chinese dishes including Americanized standbys, they are known for their regional Chinese specialties. We returned for to go in late 2015.

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27 Jul

Cotogna, San Francisco

Posted by, July 27th, 2015

Cotogna San Francisco exterior decor

Cotogna (meaning ‘quince’ in Italian), offers a seasonally-changing menu featuring spit-roasted or grilled meats and game birds, wood-oven pizzas, house-made pastas, fresh local fish and seafood, salads, salami and cheeses in the warm atmosphere of the restaurant’s refined urban design. This is the sister restaurant to Quince, which is located next door. Our last visit was in the Summer of 2015

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7 Jun

Koi Palace Dinner, Daly City

Posted by, June 7th, 2015

Koi Palace is a popular Cantonese Chinese restaurant in Daly City. The Peninsula is ground zero for some of the best Chinese food in the SF Bay area. It has been around since 1997 and specializes in wide selection of Dim Sum for lunch and special dishes for dinner. This restaurant also has locations in Dublin and at Thunder Valley Casino. We came for dinner and have previously reviewed Koi Palace dim sum lunch. Our return trips included the latest in the Summer of 2015. Yelp reviews emphasize lunch and do not factor in where this place falls in the Chinese restaurant pecking order.

Koi Palace Daly City Dinner Interior

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25 May

Chapeau!, San Francisco

Posted by, May 25th, 2015

Chapeau San Francisco Exterior Decor

One of our favorite San Francisco restaurants.. Chapeau! is a French Bistro located in the San Francisco Richmond district in the middle of the Clement Street shopping district. At one time, they had two locations, but later wisely consolidated into this one location. Chapeau! SF opened in 1996 and means hat or wow in French. Read the rest of this entry »

16 Mar

Moonstar Buffet Review, Daly City

Posted by, March 16th, 2015

Moonstar Daly City_exterior decor

Moonstar is a higher end Asian Buffet in Daly City, a short distance from the Serramonte shopping center, and almost next door to Chinese food Mecca, Koi Palace.  They used to have a location in San Francisco, but it closed years ago. Todai pioneered the idea of charging more and serving sushi, sashimi, etc a couple years back, but Moonstar took the idea to a higher level. Many buffet restaurants have come and gone, like Hokkaido of Foster City, but this place soldiers on. Our last visit was at the March 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

1 Jan

Redd Restaurant Review, Yountville

Posted by, January 1st, 2015

Redd Yountville exterior decor patio

One of the most underrated places in the San Francisco Bay Area.When we are asked where to go in the Napa Valley, we don’t say French Laundry.. Foodnut suggests Redd Napa.

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29 Dec

Tamarine Restaurant Review, Palo Alto

Posted by, December 29th, 2014

Tamarine Palo Alto Exterior Decor

Tamarine is a popular Vietnamese contemporary restaurant in downtown Palo Alto on busy University Avenue. They focus on small plates and serve food family style. Tamarine features light, but flavor-intensive culinary delicacies of Vietnam. This place is similar to Slanted Door or Xanh in Mountain View. We find the food pretty accessible with many items for mainstream palates. The owners family runs the traditional Vietnamese restaurant Vung Tau in San Jose. Our last visit was in the Summer of 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

22 Dec

Shanghai Dumpling Shop Restaurant Review, Millbrae

Posted by, December 22nd, 2014

Shanghai Dumpling Shop Millbrae Exterior

Shanghai Dumpling Shop is a popular Shanghainese Chinese restaurant in Millbrae’s Broadway shopping district. While they have all the ‘standard’ Chinese restaurant dishes, they are specifically known for dishes from Shanghai, including dumplings even though the staff can be heard belting out Cantonese Chinese. Our last visit was in the November 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

15 Dec

Farallon Restaurant Review, San Francisco

Posted by, December 15th, 2014

Farallon San Francisco interior decor

Why did we dine here? – Farallon is an upscale seafood restaurant in San Francisco’s Union Square district. We were celebrating a special occasion and had not eaten here in years. This restaurant supports organic farming and sustainable fishing practices. Our last visit was in November 2014.

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24 Nov

Espetus Churrascaria Restaurant Review

Posted by, November 24th, 2014

Espetus Churrascaria Exterior

Espetus Churrascaria is a Brazilian steakhouse serving Rodizio style food. They focus on meats straight from the fire brought to your table, continuously through the meal! You can stop the meat parade by flipping the table card to red. They have a salad and hot plate bar with lots of different options including asparagus, bean salad, eggplant, rice, beans, cod, and much more. Do not eat too much of this stuff otherwise you wonder have room for all the meat. Vegetarians should stay away.
Espetus Churrascaria has locations in San Francisco and San Mateo. We tried the brand new San Mateo location for dinner. It is all you can eat, with lunch going for $25.95 with 7 meat options, $37.95 on weekends. Dinner is $54.95 with 14 meat options. Kids are 50% off. Our last visit was in the Summer of 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

2 Nov

Straits Restaurant, Burlingame – Santana Row

Posted by, November 2nd, 2014

Straits Restaurant Burlingame Exterior

Straits Burlingame

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27 Oct

Perbacco, San Francisco

Posted by, October 27th, 2014

Perbacco San Francisco exterior decor

One of our favorite Italian restaurants in San Francisco. Perbacco is a popular Italian restaurant in San Francisco’s financial district that opened in 2006. We had been to their sister restaurant next door Barbacco recently, and felt it was high time that we came back to Perbacco. Chef Staffan Terje focuses on Piemontese, Ligurian, and Venetian regional Italian dishes. “Perbacco” translated is an Italian word to accentuate positive comments. Our last visit was in the middle of 2012. Read the rest of this entry »