Restaurants & Bars 4

late night at Genki Ramen

Windy | Mar 27, 2011 09:22 AM

We headed to To Hyang last night after a play only to find it closed. So set off looking for interesting but not heavy dinner at 11 pm. This ruled out Shabu (Shabu) next door to To Hyang, although a crowd was enjoying all you can eat meat hot pots.

We debated Namu or Murasaki but settled on Genki Ramen. Remembering its position in Melanie's ranking, we stuck to other parts of the menu. And were delighted.

Highlights: grilled mackerel, grilled shisito peppers, onigiri. Seafood okonomiyaki could have been crisper but had sweet little scallops and shrimps embedded in a tasty pan of comfort food. Gyoza were unexciting but fine. The only thing we really wanted was more of was vegetables, because we were still craving pan chan.

I wasn't drinking, but they have a large sake selection from $10-80 a bottle. My companion had three mango-soju concoctions without offering me any, so I guess he liked them.

Prices are low. Quality impressed us. Portions are big. Thumbs up for dinner close to midnight.

We spent $45 for a lot of food and drinks before tip, and basically closed the place.

What else is good here?

Genki Ramen
3944 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118

To Hyang
3815 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118

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