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Need Berkeley b-day recommendations

jay | Feb 18, 200402:32 PM     4

Hi there,

Well, it was my b-day last month but my parents were in India, so they are still hung up on taking me out. Looking for a place for five ppl. Here is my picky list of qualifiers:

Price: My pops is paying so I would prefer $15 bucks and under for main dishes

Cuisine:

Although I love China Village, I don't want to go here because I go there all the time. Other Chinese/Thai/Japanese in Berkeley, been there, done that.

No Indian. Heck, we are Indian, and we practically live at Chaat Cafe and Kabana.

Italian. My family tends not to eat Italian, and although we love pizza, not a pizza night.

California/Country French cuisine: No Chez Panisse, Cafe Rouge, Lalime's, Jojo's, Baywolf... etc... I love all these places but too fancy for my folks...

I am leaning towards Etheopian, because I had it a few nights ago at Cafe Colluci and it was great, but am really looking for a nice Salvadorean place... which leads to my last qualifier, I would prefer it to be in a decent area (again, the mom factor)

Also, any crazy "must go to" places would also be appreciated. Though I lived in Berkeley, I am just stuck for good ideas.

Has anyone been to Rick and Ann's for dinner.

My apology for the randomness of this post... just looking for suggestions and my brain is not coming up with anything good.

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