I searched out China Town and the surrounding area. The locals warned me to stay away from the empty places. Most of the places at 3pm in China Town were empty. I stumbled upon the Golden Horse and was going to go in but the place was packed and while a perused their menu a tour bus filled with people showed up. I tried their lunch the next day. Atmosphere was casual. Tables had lazy susans in the center of the tables and the waitress would bring a dish place it on the susan and the occupants of the table would turn and take what they wanted. Portions are a plenty and the quality of food is wicked good. I had the Kung Pao Chicken, with white rice and egg rolls.. Highly recommend this establishment.
My girlfriend and I discovered Kasa last month when we were looking for a place to have dinner near Dolores Park after a day in the sunshine. What a discovery -- the food is superb in flavor, fresh, and each of their small list of entrees stands alone with its own unique flavor. We've been back a couple times and have also gotten delivery, and our favorites are the Chicken Tikka Masala (smoky, chargrilled chicken in a spicy/tangy/creamy sauce), the incredible Lamb Curry, Paneer (Indian cheese with peppers and onions) and basically anything off the daily specials board. Highly recommended -- it's the kind of indian you can eat often and not feel sick afterwards.
Henry's has always been one of my favorite restaurants. I like to go after 3pm to get less of the lunch crowd. I recommend the dumplings, Marty's Special (the smoked ham is delicious), stringbeans with meatsauce (simple dish, but the spicy garlic pork sauce makes it perfect), Henry's Special, Spicy and hot rock cod filets, and the Mongolian chicken. I can go on and on. Every dish is really good! I would ask for Ming, the head chef. You can guarantee a great meal if it is cooked by her. She has been working there for over 20 years!
I have had many great times here. Had the chance to introduce a good friend of mine to Indian food here, and many years ago, I happened to be on an errand with my two boys and I tricked them into ‘trying’ Indian food, and to my amazement, they have been hooked ever since. As a matter of fact, they eat Indian food more often than I do! Every time I am in the City, I visit Tandoori Mahal. Clean place, polite people, and the food is awesome. Right off of Broadway on Kearny. Easy to find.
Love the concept, love the food. Kasa is a great addition to the neighborhood and a welcome alternative to burritos and sandwiches. The food is delicious, convenient, and reasonably priced. Super high quality ingredients. The service has always been very friendly and helpful. The decor is clean, airy, modern, but not contrived. It's great for lunch or a simple dinner, especially before or after a cocktail or beer in the neighborhood. Delivery has always been fast and courteous.
Great addition to the Castro / Noe Valley area. I was looking for the best Indian restaurant in the Mission and I found this one just down the street. Basically, they are taking Indian street food, using fresh (sometimes organic, free-range chickens, etc) ingredients, and selling it at 'fast-food' prices. The Lamb curry is unbelievable, but the Chicken Tikka Masala is also worth a visit. Definitely will be back, highly recommend this place.
I have been coming here few times, and always have ordered the same thing: Dinner Special for Three. There are 4 dishes and 1 soup, good enough for 4 people if everyone doesn't eat like he/she just comes out of a fast. I can't comment on other dishes, but the ones I always order have been consistently decent. The service is decent for San Francisco standard. Overall I would come back; they give out tasty pudding at end of your meal. Yum.
I't very hard to find creative and great sushi... but K's Kitchen is it! I went for luch with my mother and had Tuna Poke a small plate and it was amazing! Fresh and full of flavor...my favorite. I also had a green house salad, Deluxe California Roll Yum!, Spicy Tuna Roll Incredible, Sunny Roll which was just ok it's a fried california roll, & the Rainbow Roll which was impresive. I'm hooked! Now I have to try everything else.
I give this place a rating of 3 stars for the following reasons: The place is tiny, congested and packed (but not sure why since Shalimar, Pakwan and Chutney in the same block are actually better in my opinion. I tried a few things here. The Karahi Chicken was great, while the Tandoor Fish was average and the Lamb Seek Kabab was not so good. Again, not worth the wait. Oh and they don't take American Express.
My friend and I walked to the 3 Indian restaurants closest to Union Square. The first two had very fancy decor, and the prices on their menus were way out of our budget. When we came to Little Delhi, we liked the simple interior and the good prices. Even better was the food. I ordered chana saag, and it was delicious. It had just the right amount of curry spice, and the texture was perfect.