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“Perfect restuarant for Chinese New Year's celebration!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of E&O Kitchen and Bar

E&O Kitchen and Bar
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Ranked #78 of 5,626 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $30
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Union Square
Cross street: Grant St. & Stockton St.
Transit: Few blocks away from both Powell and Montgomery Bart Station
Description: E&O Kitchen and Bar 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Perfect restuarant for Chinese New Year's celebration!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Keller, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Now E&O Asian Kitchen”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

Went with a group of 11 for dinner. With a large group had the advantage or ordering a lot of different dishes. Most were good to excellent. Indonesian corn fritters is their signature dish and I'd have to agree it's a must try. Chicken satay was ok but not great. Butternut squash dumplings were nice. Japanese Bop was interesting and flavorful. Black pepper shaking beef was good. Crispy fried local cod was the best dish of the night. Also enjoyed the Himalayan red rice stir fry.

With a large table the server was able to keep the table happy with a continuous stream of food and drink.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Newport Beach, California
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Asian fusion, fabulous in every way!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2013

With the enthusiastic recommendation of the Sir Francis Drake's concierge we had dinner at the E&O. It was late enough that the bartender (the only open seats were at the bar) directed us to the "Late Night Happy Hour" menu. Everything, from my Old Fashioned to the Black Pepper Shaking Beef was truly outstanding. The service was impeccable, prices were very fair, and the atmosphere was hip and sleek. I hope to go back every time I'm in San Francisco!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Change of decor”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

They changed the decor and I am not sure if it is as successful as it used to be - seems like there are fewer people there now. Food is generally the same, which is excellent but it lacks the vitality in the ambiance that it used to have.

Visited December 2012
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“Fresh”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

Great ambience and very fresh and tasty food. A good selection of dishes to share. Location close to Union Square.

Visited January 2013
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