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Top Spots for Savory Japanese Custard

I like Nojo's a lot too since it is less traditional and tends to focus on fresh vegetables rather than seafood.

Also, Kiss Seafood's omakase usually includes a great traditional chawan mushi.

Mar 25, 2012
chrizbo in Features

Our own Board Mod cited in WSJ! OpenTable vs. UrbanSpoon

Why do you think OpenTable reservations get worse treatment? It seems their CRM aspect would reward regular diners when they are identified as such...

May 20, 2010
chrizbo in Food Media & News

Orlando recommendations for a business dinner in the middle of April

Sorry, I didn't realize that. It is the one right next to the Orange County Convention Center on Destination Parkway.

Feb 01, 2010
chrizbo in Florida

Orlando recommendations for a business dinner in the middle of April

Hi everyone.

I will be visiting Orlando for the first time since I was a kid (Disney World) for a convention during the first half of April.

The dinner will be for up to 10 people and probably on a Monday. These are current partners and potential new clients so it would be great to impress them.

Most of us will be staying at or near the Orlando Hilton.

Update: this is the Orlando Hilton right next to the Orange County Convention Center on Destination Parkway.

Based on what I have seen on the boards so far The Ravenous Pig seems to get the most praise, but it is a bit outside of Orlando (12 miles based on my research), correct?

It would be great if I could get a couple other recommendations that are great food that is representative of Orlando.

Thanks in advance!

Feb 01, 2010
chrizbo in Florida

Need Recommendation for Japanese Restaurant in North Bay or SF

+1 Kiss. The omakase is really good. Best (and probably only) chowanmushi I have had in SF. You can even bring your own sake if you want.

Also, I think that Kappa is a pretty special meal because it feels like it is hidden. More northern Japanese style though...

Kappa Japanese Restaurant
1700 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94115

Kiss Seafood
1700 Laguna St, San Francisco, CA 94115

crinkle fries

I would second Del Taco.

If you like crisscut fries my favorites are Jake's Steaks in the Marina and Carl's Jr. on Market and 7th (I kid you not).

Jake's Steaks
3301 Buchanan St, San Francisco, CA 94123

Shabu Prime Rib on 5th Avenue

I went there last Thursday evening...

The interior is nice and modern and the food is really good. My favorite was the thick cut rib eye is amazing with the special, warm sauce that they have.

Though, whether it is really traditional shabu shabu or not can be argued. It seemed more like hot pot to me, especially because the water is flavored.

One thing to keep in mind is that if you have people in your party that don't like the taste of lamb, you should try to ask for a separate broth. By the end of the meal the lamb tends to take over the taste of it. I liked it, but someone I was dining with didn't.

That being said, overall it was really good and I would recommend it.

They even have all you can eat on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday I believe. A great deal. :-)

Decent sushi near Union Square

I love Sakana on Post and Taylor but it isn't flashy. Generally has real Japanese people eating there. They always have lots of interesting fish and pretty good apps.

Also, I like Ryoko's right next store. Cool atmosphere and great karaage (Japanese fried chicken) and also has other great izikaya style food (Japanese bar food).

Ryoko Restaurant & Bar
619 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102

605 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94109