everything on this list is a "hit". *except the Chicago stuff, that's iffy.


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hard to get a reservation
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chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken

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if you get thin crust here, i'm punching you in the face
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spinach & mushroom

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wieners are delicious
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standard top dog is best, can't stand anything made from non-4-legged animals

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everybody there is an engineer in disguise
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japanese kobe beef, the massages really do make it taste better

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reservation is preferred
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yaki onigiri

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reservations are preferred
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yaki onigiri

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they have diet coke plus, which is a diet coke with vitamins added!
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anything w/ carnitas in it

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order chai in advance, it takes forever to come out
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butter chicken & naan

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it's friggin delicious
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tandoori fish

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nice place
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can't remember, menu changes i think

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nice place
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just do the tasting menu

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very trendy, almost too trendy
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hamachi carpaccio

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good brunch, long lines
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french toast

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is this related to the "old" krung thai? i'm confused
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papaya salad

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one of the best restaurants i've been to
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menu changes

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you will bump elbows with a fellow customer, this place is CRAMPED
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can't remember, but it was good

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very "mature" crowd
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new york

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if you have a stomach the size of jupiter, this is the place for you
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if you get anything other than prime rib, you shouldn't have come to this restaurant

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i get milk tea here about 6 times a week. i don't think i should have shared that piece of information.
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jasmine milk tea. large.

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sitting with strangers at a large table is not the best way to meet new friends
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spicy beef noodles, get thick noodles

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be careful to not breathe when you take a bite. if you breathe out you're blowing powdered sugar into your friend's face. if you breathe in you're going to be choking and gasping for air.
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plain vanilla cream puff

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there is only one good thing on the menu, and it is...
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pan fried shanghai buns

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this is the same as brothers II, at least I can't tell the difference. if you want to go out after having dinner here, don't bother, cause you're going to scare everyone away with your burnt meat smell
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some sort of bbq meat

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this is the same as brothers, at least I can't tell the difference. if you want to go out after having dinner here, don't bother, cause you're going to scare everyone away with your burnt meat smell
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some sort of bbq meat

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avoid the wraps, just get the plate, it's like a wrap with more goodies
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falafel plate

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make a reservation unless you like to be bumped/pushed/pulled/molested while waiting in a huge mass of chinese people for 1-2 hours
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lychee pudding thing

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your'e going to wait about 45 minutes for dim sum, dinner isn't very good here so just come for dim sum
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dim sum

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best sandwiches in san jose
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hot pastrami on sour roll, beef ravioli

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my heart's going to explode
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old fashioned

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chef here seems to favor sour flavors
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i think the menu changes

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cheap authentic indian food
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50 cent samosas & chai

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don't forget to pay at the counter when you leave, i forgot once (but i went back to pay). they also have free all-you-can-drink chai that's good, which will make me look favorably upon any indian restaurant
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baigan bharta

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who knew rouge served food during the day!?
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carne asada taco, nick's way

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no straws to be found, my teeth hurt afterwards
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cicero special

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for the love of god avoid the mountain yams
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can't remember if they have yaki onigiri, but if they do, you know where i'm headed with this

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make a reservation
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buta kimchee, they didn't have yaki onigiri unfortunately

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it's like communist pizza, long lines out the door for food, no choice in what you order. make that vegetarian communist pizza, as they don't have any meat on their pizzas
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you can't choose, they only make one type of pizza per day

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for a fun game, count the number of tattoos and piercings on your waiter/watiress while you order!
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poutine

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feels like i'm in hawaii again
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chocolate souffle

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surprise finding, thanks to my friend Jimmie
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whatever has egg noodles in it

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i don't know about the food, but the pastries are good
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millefeuille

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someone needs to tell them to make soft cookies
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tiramisu

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pesticides must not only kill bugs, they must kill flavor too
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everything

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owned by Francis Ford Coppola, aka Cafe Zoetrope
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spaghetti & meatballs

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vietnamese restaurant that does not specialize in pho
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i dunno, pretty tasty in general

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they cheat by using butter
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new york

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only had dessert here
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basically everything you see behind the glass

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this is probably more grease than you'll consume in a year, but for southern food, this is good. I doubt this place owns a single pot or pan, it's just deep fryers.
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fried catfish, fried okra, fried chicken

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very casual, i went on a okonomiyaki hunt across the bay area, and this is the best
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okonomiyaki

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food isn't that great actually
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the view

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nice place
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menu changes

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sunnyvale has a downtown?
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the mo

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hard to find seating
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menu changes, but they always have these potato ball things

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stupid name, good food.
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beef w/ bamboo shoots, only on the chinese menu!

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get appetizers instead of entrees, shared bathrooms suck in my opinion
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squash rice cake

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not bad for larger parties, pretty good service and ambiance
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wild mushroom pizza

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nice place, good service, good food (french-ish)
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your car with all windows intact because you hid all your valuables out of sight. the chicken's good too.

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ice cream + organic = orgasmic (in a culinary way)
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balsamic strawberry

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nice place, nice food, and you can go shopping afterwards
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menu changes

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great italian food, their pizza and lasagna are good. If you can finish an entire calzone, you are either Kobayashi or lying.
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spinach pizza

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good italian coffee place
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drip coffee w/ milk

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bring friends who make good conversation, because you're going to be waiting a while to get a table
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eggs benedict w/ crab

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great place, great service.
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lomo saltodo: steak + french fries + rice = delicious

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great authentic Italian food. This is assuming I can tell what is authentic Italian food, which I cannot.
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pork ravioli

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chicago style deep dish pizza. And it's cheap (at least compared to Californian prices). But honestly, Zachary's is still better.
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spinach and mushroom

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amazing, there is decent milk tea here and the chinese food is pretty good as well! Then again, at this point I would consider Panda Express banquet food.
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beef w/ radishes over rice, green milk tea damnit

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no reservations + large demand = long wait unless you want to eat dinner @ 5 or 10 pm.

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best chicago-style hotdog. The cussing and mental and emotional putdowns make them taste even better.
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char hot. I dare you to ask what the difference is between a char and a vienna.

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vietnamese/fusion food, @ fusion prices. But, in Chicago I don't expect asian food to get much better.

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yummy fish.
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get the fish.

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