Asian comfort food off Parnassus: My girl friend and I found Pomelo because of the princess parking we found. Pomelo is adorable. With mostly bar seating facing the little kitchen or a few stools facing out into the street. The Mango Citrus Prawn Salad was divine. The dressing was light and very fresh. Not alarming or tart. Then we dived into hearty. Jen had the seared Ahi Tuna over noodles, but it had a steak and potato comfort food feeling to it. My Chicken Curry over rice was delicious and filling in a comforting way as well. Between the Cote de Rhone and the Sake we were well on our way to 4 hours more of studying after a nice little nap.
Pomelo is tiny and adorable and the service is quick and friendly. Next time I will have the crab egg drop soup and the pancit.
We didn't feel like waiting online at Toast across the street for brunch and ventured over to Pomelo. What a wonderful mistake. They have the most amazing brunch menu filled with worldly delights. I can't wait to try their dinner menu. I'm so lucky to have this place as a neighborhood restaurant.
Healthy grains and seasonal veggies. I recommend the tofu and quinoa dish (can't remember the name), it's delicious. Both locations are really small so don't go with more than four people. If you're a vegetarian, they'll make most of their dishes with tofu instead of the meat listed on the menu.
it's not hard to get a good meal on the cheap in s.f...with places like park chow, home and emmy's serving up solid homestyle spaghetti and roast chicken, there's lots of choices for budget-minded diners. what i like about pomelo is the fact that all their food has a bit of a fusion twist to it--unexpected combos of ingredients that you normally don't find at this price point. it's a very clean, sunny, pleasant interior, and brunch here is a real treat.
Pomelo is an excellent neighborhood restaurant. The food has a good spin: exotic grains/noodles from around the world using high quality ingredients that show creativity without being goofy (ginger lemongrass risotto with sambal vinagrette & prawns; thai coconut red curry w/chicken, loaded up with fragrant kaffir lime leaves, served over jasmine rice). And the price! $8-12 per entree -- one of the best deals in SF. The service is terrific - they're warm & friendly. The restaurant (on Church) is tiny and they don't take reservations, so expect a place that feels local, relaxed & maybe a bit bustling. The menu changes every season, so you can always check out what new stuff they've added that comes straight out of the farmer's market scene. Wonderful spot.
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