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Our experience at ANJU - 550 Taylor Street & Geary in San Francisco

Barbara | Mar 7, 200409:21 PM

Based on Greg 00:14:55 3/01/04 (sorry don't know how to link) we went to Anju * Seafoood Tapas from Barcelona, Spain restaurant on Saturday, March 6. We arrived at 5:30 p.m. when the restaurant opened. We were greeted by the owner, a wonderfully friendly man. We stayed until almost 7:00 p.m. and were the only diners. Hopefully, more showed up after theater engagements.

The owner brought us a wonderful quiche type aspargus (cold) and another potato (warm) appetizer that both were great and the potato suberb.

We ordered Potata Gatin con Bacon Y Chorizo Y su Huvo Escalfado (Bacon potato gratin and Chorizo with poached egg) $5 -- before I go on, this was by far the favorite dish of everyone at the table. Simply superb. $5

We also ordered Garlic shrimp with asparagus (fantasic with lots of garlic) and served with wonderful sourdough bread.$9

Olive crush Ahi Tuna with pistachio puree - cooked to perfection. Not all at the table enjoyed as much as the seafood lovers. $9

Noodle Paella with chicken and pork - wonderful flavors. Unique. $9

Chicken with beer sauce. Kinda heavy with mushrooms but very nice $8

New York steak topped with Blue cheese saude - wonderful. $8

The best part about eating in a restaurant like this is that you get to order five main courses and get a sampling. We were positively full at the end of the evening and had the joy of trying so many different dishes instead of being stuck with one main course.

For dessert, we orderedCre,a Cata;ma $5. which was a lighter version of a creme burlee. Absoultely fantastic and puts any creme burle to shame.

We also were fortunate to order the Choclate Truffle's which turned out to be homemade and were incredible. Four each arrived for $5

Our entire bill for three adults was $75 (we all had two orders of iced tea which we think was Snapple at $2.50 a glass).

But considering we tried to get into LaFolie which had no openings and their prix fixe meal was $75 per person, we feel we had the much better deal. And we did take doggie bags home from Anju.

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