2353 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9412337.799200 -122.440033
Neighborhoods: North, Cow Hollow
Skip it – I tried this place a month ago & I really wanted to like it. Unfortunately it just wasn't that good & i left feeling dissatisfied, hungry & bummed that it cost so much.
The restaurant was empty (probably should have taken that as a sign) so we sat at the bar and watched some NBA game that was on, thus the only pro ("good tvs"). Started with a shrimp app (think it was called "BBQ shrimp") which was nasty & ruined the rest of the meal. I usually love shrimp but this dish was served with the shrimps in their full shells, heads ON, tails ON when none of that was in the menu description. I guess we should have asked...next time, although there won't be a next time at this place. I felt like I was performing surgery--de-cappitating the head, de-veing the body & pulling off the tails. Not too mention I felt like I smelled like shrimp for the rest of the night. Booo. The other disappointing dish was the tomato salad. Menu descibed it as "Organic Tomato Salad organic tomato, mizuna onion, roasted peanuts, citrus honey dressing"....not even close. The dish looked like it was served from a bad deli. Bland tomatoes, topped w/ bland white onions and some dressing that had no flavor. Got some sushi that was ok (82 & ultimate spicy tuna ) but not very memorable. Maybe we should have just stuck to sushi, but even then I rather go to Zushi Puzzle, Ace Wasabi, Umami or Naked Fish if I want sushi in the marina.
Citysearch Editorial Review – Another brave soul has moved into this seemedly cursed spot (short-lived recent occupants include Hime, Market Place Café, and a Bakers Square). This quirky newcomer comes at the challenge with a dark, candlelit, dining room complete with funky green, single-bulb chandeliers and bizarre black ceiling, a menu of 'global tapas' and a killer happy hour. A large, undulating sign above the bar broadcasts the menu's Continental contents: chorizo with garlic mashed potatoes, calamari, tuna tartare, cheese croquettes, mussels and lot of other small, Euro-style plates. The sushi menu, on the other hand, is extensive, offering a wide array of nigiri, sashimi, and rolls, all at super reasonable prices. More particular palates can even opt for the make-your-own-roll option. Though it touts a full bar, the cocktail menu favors sake-based beverages, such as the Red Envy (raspberry sake and muddled strawberries) or the Silver Bullet (lychee sake, gin, lime, and club soda).
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