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“The calamari was excellent” 4 of 5 stars
Review of E&O Asian Kitchen

E&O Asian Kitchen
314 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94108 (Formerly E&O Trading Company) (Downtown)
4156930303
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Ranked #377 of 5,012 Restaurants in San Francisco
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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“The calamari was excellent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Recommended by the bartender at Rex. Portion to price ratio isn't great but the kitchen didn't disappoint. The list of wines by the glass was international and creative. The ambience was adequate.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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23 restaurant reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Excellent All Around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

I love this restaurant - the service is impeccable and the food is fantastic. It was also wonderful that they were able to accommodate my many allergies (gluten, soy, dairy, etc). The drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, were delicious. Great location, decent prices, and a great night out.

Visited February 2013
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Amanda B, Manager at E&O Asian Kitchen, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
Thank you for this excellent review in March, Juliet! I'm so glad to hear we've always exceeded your expectations. It's a pleasure having you dine with us! Looking forward to seeing you soon.

Cheers,

Amanda, General Manager
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Same great food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

We had trouble finding this place as they have changed their name since last year. We thought they had closed down! We stopped in one evening and would have to wait for a table, but decided to sit at one of the "community tables" which was fine with us. We loved the tuna tartare and brussel sprouts! Would eat here again!!!

Visited February 2013
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Sierra Foothills, CA
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“More hype than substance”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

E&O presents an interesting concept, and there are some interesting and unique flavors of Asia- that is undeniable. But value? Terribly small portions at high prices. Trendy? Perhaps, but the trendiness of pitch dark dining areas doesn't do much for me or my family. Wine list is interesting, as are the specialty cocktails. Our server seemed smart and knowledgable, and kept us abreast of our orders, but did not exude a lot of warmth. The front-of-house in general puts off an aire of lackluster attitude and concern for its customers as well. They do churn through a large volume, and keeping up with the flow seems the main priority, not the satisfaction of any particular customer. To be honest, we had a fantasticly tasty meal at PF Changs the next day, and saw quite a contrast in customer service and value. This place is the definition of Average.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Perfect restuarant for Chinese New Year's celebration!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

The black lion was there for the Chinese New Year celebration, the year of the Snake and it was really fun and a great place to eat. Since the restaurant is located on the main parade route, how smart of them to have a wee bit of the New Year's celebration!

I went with 5 foodies and needless to say we did over do it a bit, but how can you help. I had the black cod and a special noodle dish for the New Year which was filled with fresh mushrooms and vegetables. DeLish and good for me.

My other friends had roasted pork belly, steak, curry, corn fritters ( one of their signature dishes),fried scallion bread with delicious mint yogurt sauce, calamari,just endless amount of really clean good food.

Prices were competitive and really in line with the quality. Serving nice was just not too much but not so small you wonder if you were eating in restaurant that is hip and cool, but doesn't really serve food.

The interior was dark, and inviting-not too hip but highly welcoming like a den. I like that.

My only criticism was the drinks were a little slow in coming, but we survived.

Definitely a place to revisit and make your own.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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