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FinFine, Berkeley

Melanie Wong | May 25, 2005 04:02 AM

After the chow rally at Cody's on Monday, we headed over to Saigon City for a quick bite to find it closed. So, we backed up a few doors to give FinFine a try, a first time for each of us, as I had a vague recollection of a positive word about it on the site.

The four of us shared three orders and had plenty: kitfo, seabass, and vegetable combination. I found a certain California-esque quality to the meal, as the seasonings were far more subdued allowing the inherent flavor of the meats and vegetables shine through. The ingredients seemed fresher to me and not cooked to death. Ok, the kitfo wasn't cooked at all. Cyrus made a good choice picking the seabass, my favorite of the flavors. The injera wasn't as flavorful or chewy as Cafe Colucci's, but I think it soaked up the juices better. I liked the food, but I did miss having more spice and heat.

The surroundings and our server were quite pleasant. We had a round cloth-covered table. With three beers, one cranberry juice, tax and tip, the bill came to $16 per person.

2556 Telegraph Ave
The Village
Berkeley, CA 94705
Phone: 510 883 0167


Link: http://finfine.com/

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