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David's Kitchen (Taraval & 28th Ave)

kat | Dec 27, 200507:42 PM

Last week, my boyfriend and I went to David's Kitchen, a small small restaurant in the Sunset neighborhood of Taraval.

Again, I say small, because this place really is small. It has maybe 8 tables for 8 couples and you have to walk through the kitchen to get to the bathroom. When we arrived, there was a large party which took most of the tables and they were quite loud but it quieted down once they left.

But otherwise, dinner was a delight. The menu is Asian/Thai inspired with a few American dishes thrown in. We had potstickers and a cold noodle salad to start. The potstickers were hot, chewy and were not too big or small. Plus you could taste the pork and the veggies. The cold noodle salad tasted like ramen to me, but it came with cut up daikon, celery, cucumber and a peanut dipping sauce. The chef, David, came out himself to serve this dish.

For entrees, my boyfriend had pork chops which came with mashed potatoes (or jasmine rice), grilled veggies and a small portion of kim chee. His pork chops were nicely grilled and his mashed potatoes weren't soupy. Plus the kim chee was an amusing addition to the otherwise normal dish.

I ordered the green curry chicken and was very pleased with my order. It had the usual zuchini and eggplant and the curry was spicy enough but not too spicy. Plus the chicken used was very good. My only complaint was that the curry bowl and rice bowl were served on top of a larger plate that was very wobbly. I finally had to remove both bowls.

For dessert, we had the Taro Root cakes. These were great and although they ran out of fruit to accompany the dish, the cake itself was nice. It was a good consistency of stickiness and wasn't too sweet.

One of the best parts? Probably the price. For all of the dishes above along with one soda and one thai iced tea, the dinner came out to about $36 not including tip. I thought this was very fair considering all the food we ate.

I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone for the food and for the price. Plus David, the chef is extremely nice. You might want to call ahead to see if there is a wait or for a reservation since the place is so small.

David's Kitchen
(415) 566-6143

Link: http://maps.google.com/maps?oi=map&am...

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