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Real Cajun cuisine in Bay Area?

crimson | Oct 14, 200301:22 PM

I'm still depressed that my favorite Cajun eatery closed, the Crescent City Cafe formerly on Haight, now yet another Thai noodle joint. So I've sought out many other options, but I am still searching for that elusive Gumbo. Here are some of the places that I've tried. I apologize in advanced for sounding like a Cajun/Creole elitist. I'm just very picky about my gumbo.

La Bayou (Berkeley) - not bad, not good.
B & C Creole Kitchen (Oakland) - real sketchy and dirty Gumbo. Too soupy for my taste.
Elite Cafe (SF) - I don't really consider this place a Cajun restaurant.
Cajun Pacific (SF) - I've always been midly satisfied there but never blown away.
Emeryville Public Market (Emeryville) - I think the cajun place closed down, put not so descent food court cajun food.
PJ's Oyster Bar (SF) - NOT a cajun restaurant. Overpriced and bland food.
Crescent City Cafe (SF) - closed but had the best gumbo, the kind that you add rice to it when served.
Popeye's (various) - Not all Popeye's locations have gumbo on the menu, though the Japantown one does. Best thing to do is to Get the gumo, cajun rice, and 1 piece chicken and mix all together.

I have yet to try the Gingerbread House (Oakland) but it looks so pricey. Other's I haven't tried are Rosalie's in Oakland or Monte Carlo in SF.

Any other's? Thanks.

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