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Godzila Sushi
1800 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
This might not be a totally fair review, but first impressions are hard to break. Ordered their namesake role "Godzilla Roll" to go, which was very good. However, for a $9.50+ roll, I expect more than FOUR pieces of sushi. Don't think I've been to a sushi restaurant, anywhere, that gives you four pieces for a roll. Terrible value for a roll that is named after your restaurant me thinks. Maybe this is why the place only had a couple tables filled at prime dinner eating time on a Thursday night?
Food GoodDecor GoodService Very Good
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I was excited to order take-out from Modern Thai because they had Khao Soi and Mango w/ sticky rice on the menu. Unfortunately, that was the only excitement I had. Modern Thai occupies a large, funky space on Polk Street that doesn't scream Thailand. I noticed this while waiting for my food to be ready, which was cooked quickly, and I was offered a water while waiting. Out the door I went. A block or so away I realized my bag was light for the amount of food I anticipated should be in the bag. I peered in and saw that the curry portion of the Khao Soi was in a very small cylinder container (one that should be used to store leftovers, not a full entree). The remainder of the Khao Soi - egg noodles, wonton like pieces, shallots (really red onion) and cabbage - were in a separate container. The meal itself was fine but was too similar to yellow curry and not representative of what Khao Soi should be. No spice either. The mango sticky rice was forgettable as the mango (what little there was) was flavorless and the black sticky rice was a chewy blob. I spoke some Thai to the waiter (I spent a year in Thailand) but he didn't reciprocate even though it was evident he spoke Thai with his co-workers. No big deal, but most waiters/waitresses will at least feign being impressed that I speak the language and converse with me. Combined with the not-so-great food execution, I don't think I'll be back. I'll stick to my other Thai favorites in the city, like Thep Phanom.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Five stars for Bee at Buddha Bliss! I have gone to her several times in the past few months for Thai massages. I spent a year in Thailand and based on my (more legitimate) massage experiences there, she is the best I have found in SF. Bee is attentive to your requests for specific areas to be worked on, amount of pressure, and is just an all around awesome person. Buddha Bliss recently moved to a new space on Sutter and it's fantastic. Upon entering, you feel more relaxed. From what I've seen all of the massage rooms are private so you won't be sharing a room/curtains with others. Not that there's anything wrong with that. While I'm hesitant to recommend this gem because I recognize it will only get busier and harder to get on Bee's calendar, I highly suggest you try Buddha Bliss out. Tip: you can often find a first time client special and if you prepay for your next session, it's 30% off the regular price ($56 for an hour instead of $80)
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
This might not be a totally fair review, but first impressions are hard to break. Ordered their namesake role "Godzilla Roll" to go, which was very good. However, for a $9.50+ roll, I expect more than FOUR pieces of sushi. Don't think I've been to a sushi restaurant, anywhere, that gives you four pieces for a roll. Terrible value for a roll that is named after your restaurant me thinks. Maybe this is why the place only had a couple tables filled at prime dinner eating time on a Thursday night?
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Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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Based on previous reviews, I'm giving Pelago an "very good" for their food and décor scores. The poor score for service ONLY relates to the fact that I came into town for business, was exhausted, and attempted to order a meal over the phone for take-out. However, Pelago apparently doesn't "do" take-out. Seems strange that I would try to give them a fistful of cash for a meal and they would turn it down based on the principle that you can only enjoy their food in the restaurant. Reconsider your pretentious policy, Pelago. You're leaving cash on the table and allowing other restaurants in the area to capitalize on your mistake. I'm sure I can find somewhere else nearby to take my money....and now I'm happy to do so.
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Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Poor - Fair
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago