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“OK brunch, better dinner”
Review of Pomelo

Pomelo
Ranked #1,527 of 5,664 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: International, Asian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Palo Alto, California, United States
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“OK brunch, better dinner”
Reviewed August 5, 2012

Food: We came here for Sunday brunch and it was just OK. I had been here previously for dinner which was better but this review is for brunch only.

1) Noe Valley Scramble - 3 organic eggs, green tomatoes, bacon, and jack cheese served with wheat toast and roasted potatoes. The eggs were very moist and good but I wasn't a big fan of the green tomatoes in the scramble. The roasted potatoes were very good.

2) Makena (Banana-Stuffed French Toast with Mascarpone Cheese and Coconut Syrup) - Honestly, I was a bit disappointed. The french toast was moist and flavorful but the syrup just didn't do it for me--it was rather bland and not sweet, kind of more like coconut milk than syrup. I've had some really great coconut syrup in Hawaii so this was a bit of a let down.

Service: No complaints.

Value: It came to about $35 for 2 entrees and 2 coffees which is pretty standard for the area.

Atmosphere: This place is so tiny and you basically are sitting with the people at the tables next to you because they try to fit way too many tables in there for the space they have. There was a 30 min wait for brunch.

Conclusion: OK brunch (better dinner) but I probably won't go back for brunch any time soon.

  • Visited August 2012
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Healthy and International!”
Reviewed August 2, 2012

Fun, healthy and delicious. A neighborhood gem if you're in the Noe area. Love the mix of Asian Fusion and European specialties.

Visited August 2012
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Boston
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Tasty combinations”
Reviewed June 22, 2012

A nice compact room with excellent attentive service. Smallish menu but everything on it showed flair and imagination. A vey enjoyable experience.

  • Visited June 2012
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San Francisco, California
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“great”
Reviewed June 2, 2012

great food, they do not diliver but is is very fancy yet good

Visited December 2011
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San Francisco, California
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59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Great place for date !!”
Reviewed March 23, 2012

Food is always good :) I get the havana , steak bean and rice ! So yummy . I do like this place . My only problem is the waiter/ owner don't know how to pour a glass of wine !! He way under pours for the price . I have said some thing before and he doesn't care . 6.50 for 2.5 oz of wine in a large glass is not good . But over all wonderful place

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