With a chef/owner from Marina & Kebab and manager from Chowhound fave New Kapadokia in Redwood City, Tuba Restaurant has transformed a previously undistinguished space in the Mission into a popular Mediterranean hangout, says Windy.
Although its roots are Turkish, the restaurant's menu ranges throughout the Mediterranean—the hot or cold appetizer platters are a good way to go. And Turkish standards such as kofta and Turkish moussaka are excellent. The details are just right, too, including "exceptional" rice alongside the moussaka and "the first decent tasting tomato slices I've had in months," says Windy. Portions are huge and come with small salads.
A beer and wine license is pending, but there is Turkish coffee, plus dessert, if you have room.
Tuba Restaurant [Mission]
1007 Guerrero Street, San Francisco
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