Cajun Pacific

Cajun Pacific

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cajunpacific.com/
  • Phone: 4155046652
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Thursday: 6:00PM - 10:00PM. Friday/Saturday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM.

    Closed: Sunday - Wednesday.
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Cajun
  • Executive Chef: Charles "Chuck" Maddox
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout
  • Catering: Cajun Pacific provides a full range of catering services for business and private clients. Services and menu options can be scaled to suit your needs and budget . . . Chef Chuck and Stacey will tailor a menu to specific to your event, budget and mood. Think of Cajun Pacific when planning a birthday or graduation party, a wedding or rehearsal dinner, holiday entertaining and for business events including office lunches, cocktail parties, sales events, and company parties. Catering can be provided on-site and fully-staffed, and for delivery or pick up.
  • Private Party Facilities: Cajun Pacific is available for private parties seven days a week for lunch, brunch, dinner or a cocktail party. The dining room accommodates up to 24 seated or 35 in a cocktail party setting. Email cajunpacific@sbcglobal.net with questions and for menu options.
  • Private Party Contact: Stacey 4155046652
  • Special Events: holiday menus available including turducken and deep fried turkey; email for details
    crawfish boils (seasonal)
    special menus including Hawaiian fish and local Dungeness crab

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 47th Avenue
  • Public Transit: Cajun Pacific is located at the corner of Irving at 47th Avenue: alight the N/Judah at 46th Avenue and walk one block north and west to the restaurant. The 18/46th Avenue stops at Irving & 46th.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking can usually be found in the streets adjacent to Cajun Pacific, and parking is readily available on Lincoln (one block north) and two blocks west at La Playa.
A word from Cajun Pacific
Cajun Pacific prepares authentic Cajun dishes and California cuisine with Cajun & Creole influences. The menu changes weekly so it relies heavily on local and seasonal ingredients. The space is small, with an open kitchen: every dish is put together with personal care by Chef Charles Maddox.

The weekly menu is posted to www.cajunpacific.com on Wednesdays; please call us directly for parties larger than six or for times not available here.
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Cajun Pacific reviews from OpenTable diners
9 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.6
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (7)fit for foodies (6)hot spot (3)late-night find (2)special occasion (2)great for outdoor dining (1)kid-friendly (1)great for lunch (1)romantic (1)good for groups (1)Show More
  • Good place to check out!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Gumbo was good. Make reservations as it gets packed and the restaurant is really small. A good southern dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    sfdiner
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Third time I've been there....enjoyed the meals and restaurant each time. If you're thinking of trying the restaurant, I highly recommend the Portobello mushroom Wellington if it's on the menu that evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Louisana vibe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    really great food in a causal, authentic room with nine tables. best soft shell crabs ever!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PILAR
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    HAVE BEEN HERE SEVERAL TIMES AND WAS ALWAYS FABULOUS......HOWEVER HAD DESSERT THIS TIME AND MUST ADMIT THE BREAD PUDDING WAS A MISS.....TASTED OLD AND DRY......NEVER ORDER IT AGAIN....BUT MAIN COURSES ARE WONDERFUL AND SERVICE IS GREAT.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    sfdiner
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    great food, wonderful atmosphere, excellent, attentive service….I highly recommend this restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not in a hurry?!?
    feedmyface
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    FOOD: food was perfect! Kudos to the chef! SERVICE: waitress was friendly, hustling to get to all 7 tables (Thumbelina restaurant). Could have used one more wait staff, but I'm not sure if there was room for another wait staff. PROBLEM: The issue came with getting seated. I wanted to have a good meal and have a chance to really chat with my new boyfriend. I had a 7:00 reservation but did not get seated until 7:35 pm! This was, by far, the LONGEST wait for a table WITH a reservation. Spoiled the ambiance for us. Once we ate, we just wanted to get out.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 32 reviews are from the Cajun Pacific reviews archive.
  • Orcadian
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Our group of six included former residents of the Quarter in New Orleans. They praised the Cajun Style food and said the bread pudding was the best they had ever eaten. Friendly home style service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Authentic, fresh, fantastic
    Divingbelle13VIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Fifteen years. CP has been serving this tantalizing fare for 15 years. I almost don't want to tell other diners how stupendous the food is here. We shared three apps: the asparagus, the gumbo and the crawfish beignets. The asparagus had a light lemon sauce with a soft-cooked egg, much like the dish at Plaj-excellent. Beignets, light and perfectly browned with a zingy remoulade. Cornbread nutty and perfectly textured. My diner mates loved the gumbo-I love a different formulation but the flavors were nice. I had the bbq shrimp w/two sides: ratatouille and blue lake beans. Again, textures, flavors, presentation were perfect. Trout special? Excellent. If you're a wine snob, you may be disappointed, but get over it. Order the bread pudding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PILAR
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    CAJUN PACIFIC CONSISTENTLY SERVES FABULOUSLY FRESH, DELICIOUS FOOD IN A FUNKY SETTING......I'D BEEN THERE BEFORE AND ALL THE POSITIVES REMAIN THE SAME.....AMAZING HOW EFFORTLESSLY THE SERVER MANAGES TO PROVIDE ATTENTION TO A ROOM OF DINERS..TRULY A GEM! WILL DEFINITELY RETURN.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food but it took an hour
    JJfoodnutVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    good food but it took an hour and an half to get to out table.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, truly. Portobello
    KandDVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Great food, truly. Portobello Wellington was fantastic, as was every dish we ordered. Oysters with Brie also unbelievable. This chef has a unique talent for food, Cajun or not, we'd imagine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Gumbo
    NativegalVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    am of Cajun descent, so I am picky and know what gumbo is. I had a bowl of the chicken and Andouille version and was not disappointed. The wine list is short but well chosen and reasonable. Having passed the gumbo test (most places don't even know the difference between a gumbo and a creole dish.....) I will be back for something more substantial. I heard talk of the softshell crab po boy and saw a creamy seafood pasta go by that looked fab.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy Pork Tenderloin
    SunsetSlacker
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    This was our second trip to Cajun Pacific. We live just down the street, so it's great to pop over to for an outstanding meal. Def need reservations as 3 couples were turned away on Fri. The place us pretty small & the service is very leisurely, so tables do not turn over fast. We had the sausage "corn dogs" which were pretty good, pork tenderloin, which was juicy, flavorful & amazing, and BBQ shrimp, which were a cooked well, a good amount, but I wasn't in love with the sauce . Finished with the bread pudding, which us good, but I wish they had another option for dessert. They list pie, etc on their catering menu. Overall, wonderfully cooked food!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Cajun Food tucked away
    MattyC
    Dined on 11/21/2013
    A great neighborhood vibe here. The place seats about 20 people at a time. One chef one woman attending to the guests. Food, comes out hot and very flavorful. Portions are huge, beware. We loved our time and would definitely recommend.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • neighborhood gem / NOLA cuisine
    PacificaJayVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Feels like we're in New Orleans - great music, good vibe from the hostess and chef. He puts his own spin on the NOLA cooking style; we love it. Be warned, this place is very small - but that is part of the charm and fun!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What's not to like?
    vinelli
    Dined on 10/31/2013
    Great food, friendly vibe, unique atmosphere and two blocks from home, Well worth the trip even if you don't live nearby. You can book Cajun Pacific for private parties too - about 20 guests. I did and everyone had a wonderful time and enjoyed the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Now That's Good Cajun!
    Food4MeVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    Cajun Pacific, hands down, has the best tasting Gumbo in town! Wait, as a matter of fact, the best soft shell crab po' boys as well. (Just make sure it's in season.) Also the best cornbread. Great food, great service. The space is very cramped, make sure you have reservations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    ac19
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    This restaurant only has 7 tables and a few bar stools, so it can fill up quickly. Even with reservations, others would request certain tables to be reserved, so we ended up next to the door. Despite the small accommodations, we enjoyed our meal. My boyfriend had the rib eye steak and I had the veal chop. Both dinners were cooked to perfection! We wanted medium rare and it was a nice juicy pink inside with a great flavor in every bite. We also had the crawfish beignets as an appetizer, but didn't taste much of the crawfish. The sauce was a bit spicy and had a kick to it which we liked. And we were served 2 pcs of cornbread which was a little spicy as well, but very good. Overall, it was a good experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprising and delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    How did I not know this place existed?! Great Cajun food! The gumbo was particularly good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best NOLA food outside of NOLA!
    EnolaVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    Delicious! Being from nola, it's always hard to find good nola style foods outside of nola. The food here was great, I felt like I was back home!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lucky to have in my neighborhood!
    Cindy
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    We had a fabulous meal, and this is definitely one of those spots you want to book through Open Table. It's small, cozy, and open just three nights a week. Stacy took really great care of us, and gave us the most sincere and enthusiastic tips on enjoying our upcoming first trip to Jazz Fest. She was equally engaging with every table in the place...regardless if they were regulars or new faces. She really seems to love what she is doing, as we all should when we go to work. This isn't a Cajun "themed", its true to itself. From the well executed food (with plenty of vegetarian options too), to the hospitality, to the delicious wine and bread pudding. I have always said a good business feels like it has a soul. CP has it!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I picked this restaurant for
    AL44
    Dined on 4/11/2013
    I picked this restaurant for something different ... one because it was Cajun food and the other to get away from the "norm" of the typical fancy dining places. My girlfriend and I had never eaten Cajun food so it was a first for us. The food was good and fresh. We especially liked the Gumbo. I really liked the corn bread straight from the oven but it was too small. The place was a bit tight but it made for a cozy atmosphere especially if you were on a date. Recommended ... reserve because a few customers came without reservations and they had to wait (not good since there is no place to wait). Parking was not the best and we had to park 3 blocks away, so probably making early reservations better. Overall not a bad choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Finally tried this place after
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    Finally tried this place after living in the Sunset for 5 years. It's only open thursday, friday and saturday each week. And only for dinner. The gumbo was good and the shrimp was good, just small on the portions for the price. Nothing I have to go back for though.
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  • Definitely not what I expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    I went to this restaurant after I heard great things about the food and the attention to detail to the menu. I went with 3 friends and were excited to try the food. We were sorely disappointed in the food. This is what we found: 1) The corn bread muffins were burned. I love well made cornbread and this was poor executed. I cook often at home and would never serve burned food to my guests. 2) The jambalaya was not what we expected. It looked nothing like the jambalaya I've had in Louisiana or any other venue. It also lacked any flavor. 3) I ordered a shrimp dish that was not good with regard to flavor or freshness. 4) We ordered a lamb appetizer. Although the flavor was OK, the lamb was essentially raw. Would not recomend...
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  • Good Choice for Cajun Food
    tapbirds
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    I haven't been to Cajun Pacific in years - and that's not due to lack of effort on my part. Previously you would show up and the restaurant would be closed (for catering?) and the reservation system was "iffy." However the use of OpenTable to make reservations seems to coincide with other improvements. The food was excellent, indeed it seemed slightly better prepared than years ago. The gumbo was fantastic, as was the chocolate bread pudding dessert. My only recommendation for improvement would be to enlarge the beer/wine selection.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Best West Coast New Orleans
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    Stacey is hands-down the heart and soul of the restaurant. She made us feel at home and directed us on how and what to order.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thought the food was well
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2012
    Thought the food was well prepared and a good value. The fact that it took some time to get our dishes demonstrated that the food was being made to order. The tastes were good without being overdone. My wife had the Duck and Grits and I had the crawfish Pasta. Both were very tasty. As for desert, I would say that the Bread Pudding was just OK. We would definitely go back as we have been looking for just this kind of neighborhood jem with honestly prepared and very tasty food.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Great food at low prices
    DickVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2012
    The food is different and very well seasoned. We had the lamb, BBQued shrimp and gumbo. All were very good to excellent. Prices are outrageously cheap.
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  • Tiny place way out near the
    Turkophile
    Dined on 8/3/2012
    Tiny place way out near the beach. The 5 or so tables and the kitchen are in one room. Found parking close by at 6 pm. We were welcomed, served promptly, and enjoyed Cajun barbecued shrimp & crawfish pasta with delicious warm corn bread and a glass of wine that was good but not cheap.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • What a surprisingly great
    MarshWrenVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2012
    What a surprisingly great meal behind a very modest storefront. We both very much enjoyed our meal at this almost tiny Sunset restaurant. We'll be back!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Food was a solid 9 / 10 -
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/28/2012
    Food was a solid 9 / 10 - it was Very Good, but not quite Excellent. The service was what I'd call "relaxed". Water got refilled, we were never ignored, but it wasn't super-speedy either (which is a good thing for a relaxing dinner and a bad thing for a hurried one). Overall, totally worth the visit, and I intend to come back.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Good food, slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/2/2012
    Food was very good but service was on the slow side. We sat down at 7:30pm, ordered two apps and two dishes. It took about an hour for everything to come out. The restaurant wasn't extremely packed either, it's a very small place to begin with. We wanted more rice so we ordered it as a side and there was enough for 2 spoons. I thought "they charge $2 for that??" Quite ridiculous... The server lady wasn't rude but wasn't friendly either. I'd go there for the food with plenty of time to spare.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Best Cajun food restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 5/5/2012
    Best Cajun food restaurant in San Francisco hands down! Every dish from the gumbo to the entrees to the bread pudding was amazing. The only item that could be improved is the wine list. Can't wait to return.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • We had a great Easter Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 4/8/2012
    We had a great Easter Brunch here. I tried the Eggs Satchmo, which was like a modern take on eggs Benedict. Eggs sous vide were served over buttery biscuits with a kickin' Cajun sauce. Oven roasted red potatoes were a yummy side. My fiancé had barbecued shrimp (which were huge!) over a crispy cake of grits and ratatouille on the side. Ofcourse, no meal is complete at Cajun Pacific without their bread pudding in whiskey sauce. It's, chocolatey, caramelly, soft, comforting goodness in a bowl. I often can't finish my meal at Cajun Pacific because of the generous portions. However, this meal was so delicious, I ate it all!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Amazing! The appetizers and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/23/2012
    Amazing! The appetizers and bread pudding were my favorite - service was excellent, very personable, friendly, warm...would definitely go back there again.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • 18 seat capacity, so expect
    rbkeating
    Dined on 3/16/2012
    18 seat capacity, so expect intimate. Fried oysters with bleu cheese and green sauce was good. Good portions but not belly busting. Would tell friends about it..
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    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Cacophonous dishwashing mars meal
    FrequentDinerVIP
    Dined on 2/18/2012
    Excellent food but very erratic service (forget to ask certain people for drinks, only some tables get candles, forget to bring things you ask for). We had the feeling maybe the staff were drinking wine in between serving and getting more forgetful. Also what kind of ambiance is it to be in a restaurant where they're banging loudly washing dishes just a few feet away from you? If I want to eat in a kitchen I'll do it at home. A shame, sinc the food is excellent.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Intimate and Neighborhood Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 1/28/2012
    Small intimate place. Good to take a date to experience some different foods and taste. Service is friendly and not overbearing. Really good place to talk and get to know your neighbors.
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