I tried to do some searches but they didn't tell me what I hoped to find. I'll be in The City in late October and I'm looking for some recommendations for the best spicy ethnic hidden gems around town. I prefer low-key places because I'm ultra-casual and I'll be dining alone, but expense is not an issue. Asian, Indian, and Mexican are favorites, but I'll try any interesting place/cuisine, as long as it's long on flavor or something I can't get around Boston (Indonesian? Filipino? Burmese? Korean? Peruvian?). Last time I was out there I went to Z&Y on Jackson and a Sichuan joint out on Clement. I also went to a few good places in the Mission, one was highly recommended down around 25th Ave (St.?).
Thanks in Advance
P.S. If anyone has ideas about the best hole-in-the-wall Italian, Sushi, Tapas, or "California Cuisine" places, I'm all ears (doesn't have to be spicy, just great).