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UCBMUN: The Delegate Dish — Top 3 Restaurants for Delegation Dinners

by Ryan on March 5, 2011

Wondering where to eat after UCBMUNC’s Saturday’s evening session? Read more below for suggestions! (Thank you to Alessandra Gangone and the UCBMUN staff for providing!)

R & G Lounge

Specializing in classic Cantonese cuisine, Chinatown’s R & G Lounge is the ideal locale for experiencing San Francisco’s famous Dungeness crabs and other seafood fare. Both profiled by Anthony Bourdain’s Travel Channel show No Reservations and Michelin Guide recommended (2009), R&G is easily the tastiest bargain within 500 feet of the hotel (click here for directions). Generously portioned dishes are priced mostly under $18 with vegetarian friendly options available (PDF of menu). Open until 9:30 PM daily.

Naan n Curry

If your delegation is up for authentic Indian and Pakistani food and enjoys restaurants with the “hole in the wall” vibe, consider a trip to Naan n Curry at O’Farrell Street. Closer to the 2011 UCBMUNC than its sister location on Van Ness Avenue, Naan n Curry offers Zagat rated food for around $7 a plate just blocks away from couture shops and the Westfield mall (click here for directions). For about the price of a round trip Bart ticket from Berkeley to SF, you can indulge in aloo ghobi or lamb vindaloo. For those new to Indian cuisine, the Punjabi-British fusion dish, chicken tikka masala, never disappoints with its creamy sauce and mild spicy flavor. Vegetarian friendly, hahal, budget conscious, and spacious, Naan n Curry offers a menu and environment inviting to delegations of all sizes and persuasions.  Open until 11pm and with a delivery option, Naan n Curry is also ideal for MUN induced late night munchies.

The Stinking Rose

Your stay in the financial district wouldn’t be complete without a short stroll to San Francisco’s Italian district, North Beach, and your trip to North Beach wouldn’t be complete without a stop at The Stinking Rose. A garlic aficionado’s dream, the moderately priced Stinking Rose menu includes Italian staples like lasagna and ravioli, more modern dishes such as garlic encrusted baby back ribs, and even boasts garlic ice cream for dessert. The Stinking Rose is only a six minute walk from the 2011 UCBMUNC  and open until 11 pm (click here for directions). Can’t get a table? No worries. With Italian food being San Francisco’s most popular cuisine there is no shortage of great places lining the streets of North Beach. Firenze By Night, known for its award winning pasta, is a short walk from The Stinking Rose. For more casual fare, check out (or order in) North Beach Pizza.

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