If you’re looking for something cheap, simple, quick, and all around good, Rooster & Rice is a solid go-to. Lunch here will run you about $12, but you'll get twice as much food as pretty much anywhere else around Union Square for the price. All you really need here is the original, which gets you poached chicken, rice, cucumber, and a side of chicken broth. The habanero sauce you can get at the counter is good, but it’s nothing compared to the ginger, garlic, and soybean sauce that comes with your box.
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The Shota is one of the more expensive omakase spots in the city, but it’s absolutely worth the high price of admission.
Leo’s Oyster Bar
Leo’s Oyster Bar involves pricey, but tasty seafood in an ’80s power yacht come to life. Obviously it’s in the Financial District.
Come to Kokkari Estiatorio in the Financial District to feel like a big shot. Maybe even throw on a suit and tie. It's a Greek temple of lamb.
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The original Champa Garden in Oakland’s Ivy Hill serves exceptional Laotian, Thai, and Vietnamese specialties.
Nari is a Thai restaurant in Japantown with a breathtaking dining room and food worth traveling across town for.
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Uno Dos Tacos
A casual taco spot in SoMa with lots of outdoor seating, Uno Dos Tacos doesn’t have amazing food, but it’s perfect for your next work team outing.
Molinari Delicatessen in North Beach sells delicious Italian sandwiches and other grocery items.
The Grubbies serves sushi box lunches from a window on Sacramento Street in the Financial District.
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