Restaurants 2023

This page lists 66 meals I ate in restaurants in 2023. Cities are in California except as noted, cost is per person including tip. I have kept complete restaurant data since 2010, though I generally don't list Costco shopping trip hot dog lunches or banh mi to go. In rare instances where a restaurant experience is particularly noteworthy, I post a review on Yelp under a pseudonym.

This page is dedicated to a few old favorites, gone but not forgotten: Elsie's, Kapok, Hsi Nan, El Tazumal, Cendrillon, Thanh Da, Le P'tit Laurent.

Travel in 2023:

See also: 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 All

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Date Meal Restaurant City Cost
10/21/23 @ 12:00 Lunch Aappakadai Mountain House Mountain House 33
09/08/23 @ 18:00 Dinner Agave Ashland OR 18
09/25/23 @ 19:00 Dinner Alice's San Francisco 34
05/25/23 @ 12:45 Lunch Arbor San Francisco 18
07/08/23 @ 13:00 Lunch Arusuvai Virunthu Pleasanton 25
11/12/23 @ 18:00 Dinner Barney's San Francisco 20
08/27/23 @ 13:00 Lunch Barney's San Francisco 25
07/17/23 @ 13:00 Lunch Bier & Cheese Astoria NY 8
05/21/23 @ 12:00 Lunch Boulevard Cafe Daly City 27
06/14/23 @ 11:30 Lunch Cafe 78 San Francisco 18
01/22/23 @ 12:00 Lunch Cafe 78 San Francisco 11
06/23/23 @ 12:00 Lunch Cafe 78 San Francisco 18
08/26/23 @ 14:00 Lunch Cafe Reyes Point Reyes Station 15
08/18/23 @ 12:30 Lunch Catch San Francisco 18
07/19/23 @ 18:00 Dinner Claret Sunnyside NY 29
01/23/23 @ 10:00 Dinner Cocobang San Francisco 23
06/02/23 @ 10:30 Breakfast Court Square Diner Long Island City NY 15
06/05/23 @ 11:45 Lunch Din Brooklyn NY
11/21/23 @ 12:00 Lunch Dos Charros Daly City 20
07/06/23 @ 11:15 Lunch Dosa Biryanizz Chaat Cafe Tracy 30
08/10/23 @ 12:45 Lunch El Faro South San Francisco 12
03/20/23 @ 12:30 Lunch El Paisa San Francisco 16
05/13/23 @ 13:00 Lunch Far East Cafe San Francisco 27
06/15/23 @ 18:30 Dinner Firefly San Francisco 100
09/06/23 @ 11:45 Lunch Granzella's Williams 17
09/07/23 @ 12:15 Lunch Greeleaf Ashland OR 13
07/30/23 @ 13:30 Lunch Gum Kuo Oakland 22
09/02/23 @ 12:15 Lunch Harborview San Francisco 42
10/28/23 @ 12:00 Lunch Ida's Nearabout Sunnyside NY 24
06/08/23 @ 12:15 Lunch La Corneta [Glen Park] San Francisco 14
07/26/23 @ 14:00 Lunch La Corneta [Glen Park] San Francisco 13
05/11/23 @ 12:45 Lunch La Corneta [Mission] San Francisco 14
11/04/23 @ 12:00 Lunch La Taqueria San Francisco 19
08/06/23 @ 13:15 Lunch Lake Chalet Oakland 36
09/06/23 @ 18:00 Dinner Larks Ashland OR 53
06/22/23 @ 12:00 Lunch Lers Ros Thai San Francisco 25
11/19/23 @ 12:30 Lunch Los Panchos San Francisco 17
11/11/23 @ 19:00 Dinner Los Panchos San Francisco 20
09/08/23 @ 12:30 Lunch Martoli's Ashland OR 13
10/22/23 @ 14:00 Lunch Mazaa Kabob House Tracy 33
05/24/23 @ 12:30 Lunch Mesopotamian Kitchen San Francisco 15
03/16/23 @ 12:00 Lunch Mesopotamian Kitchen San Francisco 15
01/17/23 @ 13:00 Lunch Mesopotamian Kitchen San Francisco 9
11/26/23 @ 13:30 Lunch Mesopotamian Kitchen San Francisco 20
07/02/23 @ 13:00 Lunch Mission Rock Resort San Francisco 19
11/08/23 @ 13:00 Lunch Pelican's Roost Auburn 21
06/04/23 @ 12:30 Lunch Pete's Grill Sunnyside NY 22
11/30/23 @ 12:15 Lunch Pho Day San Francisco 22
04/20/23 @ 12:00 Lunch Presidio Cafe San Francisco 30
07/18/23 @ 11:00 Lunch Pumpernickel Bagel Long Island City NY 10
08/19/23 @ 12:30 Lunch Pyeong Chang Tofu House Oakland 36
02/19/23 @ 12:15 Lunch Ruta Oaxaca Astoria NY 34
10/11/23 @ 18:30 Dinner Sam's San Francisco 80
02/03/23 @ 19:30 Dinner Sam's Grill San Francisco 54
09/07/23 @ 18:00 Dinner Sushi Heaven Ashland OR 25
06/19/23 @ 18:30 Lunch Taco Bell Pacifica 10
09/09/23 @ 12:30 Lunch Taco Bell Redding 9
07/16/23 @ 13:30 Lunch Tacombi Long Island City NY 28
04/02/23 @ 12:30 Lunch Taqueria Cancun San Francisco 12
07/15/23 @ 14:00 Lunch The Lowery Sunnyside NY 17
06/03/23 @ 12:30 Lunch The Lowery Sunnyside NY 25
10/27/23 @ 18:15 Dinner The Skillman Sunnyside NY 40
10/31/23 @ 13:30 Lunch The Skillman Sunnyside NY 16
11/08/23 @ 18:30 Dinner Tre Pazzi Auburn
02/20/23 @ 18:15 Dinner Tully's Taverna Astoria NY 55
05/28/23 @ 19:00 Dinner Westlake Joe's Daly City 55