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show us what you've got SF - restaurants better than LA?

Courtney P. | Apr 13, 200407:15 PM

so i'm visiting SF from los angeles wednesday thru sunday with two friends. i'd love to get some recs from past LA residents as to restaurants with anything special/specific/better/less expensive than LA. for reference, we're probably looking in the under $20/entree range [though more if really outstanding], and we're staying in the tenderloin [though we'll have access to a car]. for reference, some of our favorite restaurants in LA are:
Merkato - ethiopian
Ambala Dhaba and Paru's - indian
Juliano's Raw - raw!
R-23 and Sushi Ike - sushi
Mae Ploy - thai
NBC Seafood and Mission 261 - dim sum
Oasis, Xiomara, Angelini Osteria and White Lotus - fancy-ish
Tahoe Galbi - korean
We all eat meat, drink booze, and like most everything. I'd particularly like a delicious crepe place, as that seems a bit hard to find in LA. Also, any recommendations on fantastic bars, particularly with a mixed gay and lesbian or indie rock crowd would be greatly appreciated.

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