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E&O Asian Kitchen

314 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94108 (Formerly E&O Trading Company) (Downtown)
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Ranked #237 of 4,920 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vegetarian, Vietnamese
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Grant St. & Stockton St.
Transit: Few blocks away from both Powell and Montgomery Bart Station
Description: E&O Asian Kitchen is a modern Asian restaurant and lounge located in the heart of San Francisco’s vibrant Union Square. Spanning three floors, the restaurant offers numerous function rooms available for private dining, parties and special events. The selection of beautifully crafted dishes and drinks served in the bustling bar, lounge or sweeping dining room provides guests with a memorable San Francisco experience.
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79% Recommend
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

At 8 PM on a Tuesday, this centrally located, very very stylishly designed restaurant was almost completely empty. Hmmm. I was on a business trip and on my own, but at first glance my thought was, I should come back here sometime with friends. Menu looked good, maitre'd very friendly. The food, though, gave my rating a nosedive. I had... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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67 reviews 67 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We stayed in San Francisco for 3 nights and came back here twice. The food is great and the service warm and friendly. The edamame for starter are delicious. The coconut ceviche is one of the best starters we've ever had. Mains of the pork and shaking beef were also tasty. Reasonable wine and beer prices too. Highly recommended.

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Toronto, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We had the shittake dumplings and a number of other main dishes including the drunken noodles, the Manilla ribs, pad thai and fried rice. The food was somewhat expensive for what you get. Flavours are not bad, but there was over use of butter and salt/soy in all dishes. The atmosphere was generic and nothing to write home about as... More

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Amanda B, Manager at E&O Asian Kitchen, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by while you were in San Francisco! I'm sorry to hear we weren't able to wow you with our flavors or our service, though. We're constantly trying to improve, and it's reviews like yours that keep us working hard to be our best -- so thank you. I'd love for you to stop by the next time... More

Tucson, Arizona
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

This is the second time we have been to San Francisco and the second time eating here. I loved it before and love it again. The atmosphere is wonderful. Upscale, happy, comfy and really an inviting place to have dinner. The tables are spaced enough to be comfortable and be able hear the conversation at your table and not hear... More

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Amanda B, Manager at E&O Asian Kitchen, responded to this review

I'm so happy to hear you describe ours as a happy and inviting place, Gail. We're honored you've come here on both your visits to San Francisco! The combinations of your orders sound delicious -- and it seems like you got to sample some of our most popular dishes. I'm very pleased to hear you both enjoyed them all so... More

Tustin, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This restaurant has been by far our best one in San Francisco. The corn fritters are a must and the salt and pepper calamari was one of the best calamari dishes I ever had. We will be returning for lunch tomorrow.

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Amanda B, Manager at E&O Asian Kitchen, responded to this review

It's great to hear we're one of your favorites in San Francisco, Tom! Calamari is a must for summertime on the coast, so we're happy you enjoyed our take on it. We hope your lunch was just as delicious! Best, Marcelle, Assistant General Manager More

San Francisco, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Had a great meal here when my mother was visiting SF. Delicious flavors, fun cocktails, and a nice atmosphere!

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Amanda B, Manager at E&O Asian Kitchen, responded to this review

We're so happy that you and your mother enjoyed eating with us while she was in town! It's so important for us to nail every part of a guest's experience, so we're thrilled to hear you loved it all from the atmosphere to the menu. I hope you'll be back to see us again soon! All the best, Marcelle, Assistant... More

pearland, texas
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110 reviews 110 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

Very pretty decor. Fried corn fritters were very good! Cod and greens was amazing! Pad Thai was very good as was chicken satay. Reasonably priced wine list. Great experience.

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Amanda B, Manager at E&O Asian Kitchen, responded to this review

Glad you had such a great time with us, Sherry! It sounds as though you enjoyed your meal down to the last bite. I hope you'll think of us again the next time you're in San Francisco -- we'd love to welcome you back! Cheers, Marcelle, Assistant General Manager More

Lynbrook, New York
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79 reviews 79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I visited San Francisco for work and walking to the hotel I found this restaurant, the decoration was called my attention first and I decided to give it a try since it is very close to the hotel. The service was great and the food delicious. Prices are very reasonable, the service at the bar is great.

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Amanda B, Manager at E&O Asian Kitchen, responded to this review

Thrilled to hear you enjoyed your meal with us, Marcelo! I'll pass along your praises to the rest of the team as well. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Cheers, Marcelle, General Manager More

Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I asked the concierge at my hotel for a good Chinese restaurant in the immediate area and she immediately suggested E&O a block away. I could see why - it's close, it's stylish. But it's not Chinese - it's Asian fusion - meaning American with an Asian theme. The real problem is that the food is not that good -... More

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Amanda B, Manager at E&O Asian Kitchen, responded to this review

Since the concierge pointed you in our direction, I'm sorry to hear your meal with us fell short of expectations, Steve. It sounds as though you were in the mood for traditional Chinese fare, which we unfortunately do not offer. That said, we would still hope that our bold and unique Asian fusion would make a tasty impression. I'm not... More

San Francisco
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

It's gigantic once you step inside. I go here after work and get drinks at the bar. This place is huge and the "wait for your table area" is cozy and by the window I've had drinks there too. The food is so interesting with lots of flavor. The corn fritters are awesome. They use to have Lychee tinis but... More

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Amanda B, Manager at E&O Asian Kitchen, responded to this review

Our Corn Fritters are a tried and true favorite -- we couldn't think of a better dish to treat yourself to after a long day of work! We are currently working on bringing back some of our old school cocktails so the Lychee-tini might make a comeback. Check our Facebook to get info on new cocktail menu additions Cheers, Marcelle,... More

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