My family and I used to go to this restaurant a lot until the food got gradually worse and more expensive. The roast duck and noodles are subpar now. They offer a variety of noodle soups and Chinese dishes, but they are nothing special. The food just does not taste as good anymore and with the many other options on Irving St. it is not worth time or money to go here. I would suggest Lam Hoa Thuan over this place which is only like 2 blocks down.
The first tapioca I ever tried was probably at this place. Wonderful Foods Co knows how to make the perfect tapioca. It is chewy but not too soft or too hard. The watermelon tapioca is always very good. The powdered drinks like honeydew are sometimes hit or miss, but most of the time satifies your craving. The prices are very reasonable, most being under $3. They also serve food like the crispy chicken which tastes like those Chinese drummettes you might find in Chinatown. They also have a large selection of Chinese snacks like dried olives and lots of candy. However, ever since they have moved they have not been quite as good as before, but it is definitely still the best tapioca in town.
Green Tea House is possibly the best tapioca store in San Diego. I love the boba here. I HIGHLY recommend the milk tea with ice cream tapioca. I usually get milk green tea with green tea ice cream tapioca. The fruit drinks are also very good as well however your tapioca might get a little hard after awhile. The staff here is nice and family owned and they like to play hip hop music while you sit at the tables. The younger workers spin records and mix. This place is a must for any tapioca drinkers out there.
Check them out at http://www.thegreenteahousecafe.com.
Park Chow's is usually pretty crowded and the parking is difficult to find unless you park on Lincoln Ave. But the food is definitely worth the wait! Park Chow's offers homestyle comfort meals as well as Asian fusion. Just about everything here is delicious. The noodle dishes are great and have a lot of flavor. The pizza also is good. The short ribs are super tender and fall off the bone.
Overall, come here early and you will be extremely satisfied. They don't take reservations.
Hotei has amazing Japanese food. The restaurant is clean and the service is great. They serve tasty Japanese dishes and fresh sushi. The salad dressing is also very tasty. I would recommend trying this place out however the prices are little more expensive than other places. It is a good option if Ebisu is too packed to get into.
The Sunshine market is a great option for students on campus. They have everything from drinks to food to fruit to coffee. I like getting drinks here because they have a wide selection of cold beverages. I also like to get the Haribo candies, more specifically the fruity pasta or sour s'ghetti. You can also use the microwave here for frozen goods or soups that you buy. They also have various products like chapstick or blue books. Overall, I like the fact that I can go to the Sunshine market for "grocery" type needs.
Jamillah Garden has a wide selection of foods available. It has very unique Chinese food that I often crave. The chinese green onion pancake is really good here! I recommend dipping it in some soy sauce and vinegar. The chicken and snow peas is delicious. It is very tasty and has lots of sauce. If you are looking for more Shanghai style Chinese food, then this is definitely the place to go. The waitress is very friendly and helpful. The restaurant itself is also fairly nice. Check this place out!
Tea N More is probably my least favorite place to get tapioca. The tapioca is expensive and the tapioca balls are too soft and the drinks are way too sweet. I needed water after drinking my Thai tea tapioca. For being near convoy, I would suggest other tapioca places. The good thing about this place is that it is spacious and has books and games to kill time with. There are also those photo machines. Overall, I recommend going somewhere else unless you like really sweet drinks.
Gordo's has one of the best burritos in SF. I love the food here. The carne asada burrito is amazing. The ingredients do not taste as greasy as most other Mexican restaurants and they stuff the burrito well. The prices are very reasonable as well! I prefer this Gordo's to the one on Clement because it is newer and cleaner and has places to sit at. The parking is pretty hard to find because it is on Geary, but this place is definitely worth it. Get the guacamole and chips! It is so amazingly good. Try Gordo's and you won't be disappointed!
May's coffee shop is a small hole in the wall place. It serves a random mix of food from hot dogs to sandwiches. Their menu is not all that great. What makes this place stands out the most is their mochi selection! They have great mochi. The staff is super friendly and willing to help you make a selection. The mochi goes for about $0.50 each from what I can remember or you can get multiple ones at a small discount. Overall, I recommend stopping here to try out the delectable mochi and Japanese snacks.