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Comment Archives: stories: Food & Drink: Restaurant Review

Re: “Borinquen Soul Dishes Out Puerto Rican Grandma Food Inside an Oakland Convenience Store

"Two Star Market is your run-of-the-mill convenience store..."

Not really. It's more like a liquor store with, for us locals, a goodly selection of microbrews.

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 01/04/2016 at 12:45 PM
Posted by Carmelo Aviles on 01/01/2016 at 2:52 PM

Re: “Borinquen Soul Dishes Out Puerto Rican Grandma Food Inside an Oakland Convenience Store

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Posted by Editor on 01/01/2016 at 11:49 AM

Re: “Borinquen Soul Dishes Out Puerto Rican Grandma Food Inside an Oakland Convenience Store

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Posted by Trina Perry on 12/31/2015 at 5:58 AM

Re: “Borinquen Soul Dishes Out Puerto Rican Grandma Food Inside an Oakland Convenience Store

Doesn't look like you need my positive review but we stopped here tonight for the first time and had great PR takeout - richly flavored chicken, rice and plantains (verde style) with a side order of additional plantains and rice for the vegetarian among us! Delicious - well worth a side trip not to mention the WALL long frig. full of local craft beers if you are so inclined for a six pack - or more. Definitely food unique in Cali.

Posted by Francesca M. Austin on 12/30/2015 at 7:38 PM

Re: “Borinquen Soul Dishes Out Puerto Rican Grandma Food Inside an Oakland Convenience Store

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Posted by Editor on 12/30/2015 at 3:18 PM

Re: “Borinquen Soul Dishes Out Puerto Rican Grandma Food Inside an Oakland Convenience Store

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Posted by Editor on 12/30/2015 at 2:23 PM

Re: “Borinquen Soul Dishes Out Puerto Rican Grandma Food Inside an Oakland Convenience Store

The food is out of this world!

Posted by Cor Triguez on 12/30/2015 at 2:15 PM

Re: “Borinquen Soul Dishes Out Puerto Rican Grandma Food Inside an Oakland Convenience Store

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Posted by Editor on 12/30/2015 at 1:50 PM

Re: “Borinquen Soul Dishes Out Puerto Rican Grandma Food Inside an Oakland Convenience Store

The chicken and garlic with rice and beans with an empanada!!!πŸ˜πŸ‘…πŸ‘…πŸ‘
Nothing else like it in california!

Posted by Rasun Allah on 12/30/2015 at 12:12 PM

Re: “Pyramids Restaurant Serves an Egyptian-American Breakfast

Hi all. We had the floor done so we closed for thanksgiving

Posted by Emad Ghobrial on 12/23/2015 at 10:35 PM

Re: “Pyramids Restaurant Serves an Egyptian-American Breakfast

Miranda H.: Not sure what happened over the weekend, but the restaurant is definitely still open as of today!

Posted by Luke Tsai on 12/04/2015 at 10:41 AM

Re: “Pyramids Restaurant Serves an Egyptian-American Breakfast

I believe they closed down? It was empty last weekend- no tables?

Posted by Miranda Holloway on 12/04/2015 at 9:19 AM

Re: “In Defense of Fast-Food Sushi

TouchΓ©! Thanks...

Posted by Mitchell Halberstadt on 11/21/2015 at 2:50 AM

Re: “In Defense of Fast-Food Sushi

Mitchell, Geta is a pretty good comp! I think the prices and quality of fish are similar, but, for instance, the chirashi at Yo Sushi is a lot more generous with the raw fish. Geta gets the edge for spicy tuna and, probably, for various cooked donburi. And for speed of service and your ability to actually land a table, Yo Sushi has a big, big edge.

Posted by Luke Tsai on 11/21/2015 at 1:12 AM

Re: “In Defense of Fast-Food Sushi

Hey, Luke, how does this place compare to Geta in Oakland? (BtW, please hold the mayo.) ;-)

Posted by Mitchell Halberstadt on 11/20/2015 at 7:39 PM

Re: “Po'boys and Oakland Pride at Big Momma's Kitchen

Want to try the place as I have bought tires from Gomes across the stret for 40 yrs. Where do you park? The lot next door when the paint store is closed, or is that parking for them. One of my former ball players told the Po'Boy is good that the Oysters were fresh.. I tried to park there Saturday, but could not find a place within two blocks, so I wnt to Lena's

Posted by Earl Marty Price on 11/18/2015 at 11:00 PM

Re: “Noodles Fresh: The Intra-National House of Noodles

Based on this article's positive review, we had lunch there this past Tuesday.

The place was not busy (maybe 1/3 of the tables, at most, were occupied). Nevertheless, the service was very poor. It took about 40 minutes for all of our food to show up and it came staggered. My wife was 1/2 way done with her meal by the time mine finally showed up.

The lack of attentiveness to some details seemed odd. You can eat at the counter where they have a large screen TV on. It was showing Sesame Street in a restaurant with 100% adults in the room and no children.

In terms of food quality, the pot stickers were excellent. My dish of Jiangxi Stir Fry (House Special), rice noodles with beef and more, was very good. My wife's dish of Jiangxi noodle salad (House Special), rice noodles with BBQ chicken and more, was not so good. The chicken was nicely sliced white meat chicken that would have been a good substitute for sandpaper - incredibly dry and tasteless.

I hope this is part of a "shake out" and they improve over time. The theme is great, the restaurant is large and clean and nicely decorated. Some of the food was great. I would like to be able to go back there, but definitely not in the near future.

Posted by Michael Good on 11/05/2015 at 7:50 AM

Re: “Salsipuedes Brings the New Baja to the Bay

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Posted by Editor on 11/02/2015 at 9:08 AM

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