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  • Umami Burger Restaurant Review, San Francisco

    Umami burger is named after umami, one of the five basic tastes. It is rarely recognized on its own. This subtle savory flavor naturally occurs in many foods. Some tie it…

  • Little Sichuan Restaurant, San Mateo

    Little Sichuan is a Sichuan Chinese Restaurant located in Downtown San Mateo next to legendary foodie hangout Draegar’s. It has been around for many years but changed hands in 2007. The…

  • Pacific Catch Restaurant Review, San Mateo

    Why did we dine here? – Pacific Catch is a small string of restaurants in the Northern California area. They were started by the founders of World Wrapps. The first location…

  • Il Fornaio Review

    Il Fornaio (The Baker in Italian) is an Italian restaurant serving “creatively prepared, premium-quality Italian cuisine based on authentic regional Italian recipes.” They have 21 locations, many in California. They have…

  • Maruya Restaurant Review, San Francisco

    Why did we dine here? – Maruya had gotten written up in a local San Francisco magazine and was creating a lot of buzz. Was this going to be the new…

  • Shanghai Flavor Shop, Sunnyvale

    Shanghai Flavor Shop is an inexpensive restaurant in a second rate strip mall. This diamond in the rough is located in sleepy Sunnyvale, and specializes in Shanghainese Chinese cuisine. This hole…

  • Yakitori Kokko, San Mateo

    Japanese Izakaya is hot in the SF Bay Area right now.. Yakitori Kokko is a Japanese Izakaya or drinking oriented establishment (like Sumika in the South Bay, Ippuku in Berkeley or Izakaya Mai…

  • Nico Restaurant Review, San Francisco

    Why did we dine here? – Nico calls themselves a Modern Bistro. They are located in the swanky Pacific Heights neighborhood in San Francisco. We’ve been to a Nico in Carmel,…

  • Chez Panisse Cafe Review, Berkeley

    Chez Panisse Cafe is the lower cost, more casual, a la carte menu restaurant upstairs from famous Chez Panisse. We dined at the main restaurant Chez Panisse previously. Alice Waters started…

  • The Kitchen Dinner Restaurant Review, Millbrae

    The Kitchen is part of a restaurant group that owns highly regarded Chinese Cantonese restaurants in California including Asian Pearl Peninsula. We’ve been to most of them and find them pretty…

  • California Pizza Kitchen Restaurant Review

    California Pizza Kitchen started back in 1985 in Beverly Hills by two attorneys. It is now International and publicly traded. Their BBQ Chicken pizza is their signature dish. We were passing…

  • Roka Akor Restaurant Review, San Francisco

    Why did we dine here? – Roka Akor is a modern Japanese restaurant that opened in San Francisco in 2013. They have branches in Scottsdale, Arizona as well as Chicago and…

  • Kagura Ramen Izakaya Restaurant Review, San Mateo

    Why did we dine here? – Kagura Ramen Izakaya is the sister restaurant to San Francisco’s Waraku on Post St. This Japanese restaurant joins a ton of others on virtually every…