San Francisco: Dinner at Aziza

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If you’re headed to San Francisco and are looking for something truly unique, you might try dinner at Aziza. I wanted to meet a couple of foodie Twitter friends, @CarinaOst and @TheDapperDiner, so they arranged reservations at this Moroccan-inspired restaurant. (We also got to meet Los Angeles foodies @WalkerMarkLA and @I_flip_for_Food.)

The food here is not just globally fusion, they use seasonal, organic, local ingredients. And, if any of you know Chris Kajioka from Roy’s, he’s here and is the guy who does all the fish (naturally).

One caveat, it’s out in the Richmond district, which to some is out of the way. I heard a rumor that Aziza is looking to move at some point so they can be in a more highly-trafficked area. Still, it’s worth looking for.

Here’s how dinner went, and I think you’ll agree: it’s a good place to go in a group because you’ll want to try everything.

San Francisco: Dinner at Aziza

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When people find out I had dinner at Aziza, they are impressed and ask how it was. In San Francisco, everyone knows that Aziza is known for their unusual cocktails and fantastic food.

Tweeting up with me, from left, are Angela (@I_flip_for_food), Carina (@CarinaOst), me, Donovan (@Thedapperdiner), and Mark (@WalkerMarkLA).

Aziza
5800 Geary Blvd. at 22nd Ave.
415-752-2222

19 comments
Annoddah_Dave
Annoddah_Dave

Delicate Blossom: this is nutz! I don't know how you guys could consume this in one sitting. Just looking at the pix makes me full! By the fifth course I would be in sleep mode. the only time I saw sea salt foam was when the sewage system overflowed into the ocean and the waves whipped up the foam!

nathankam
nathankam

Wow you folks ate a lot. I had the chance to dine here this past March and had a great dinner. The flavor combinations, textures, and platings of the dishes we had were incredible. Fun and delicious to eat. We went heavy on the smaller plates and didn't get to many of the entrees. A mistake that will be resolved the next time I'm in SF. And speaking of the restaurant moving, here's a story talking about the upcoming move to Jackson Square:

http://sf.eater.com/archives/2011/03/07/aziza_is_up_and_moving_into_the_jackson_square_zinnia_space.php

Rock on Kajioka!

nonstopmari
nonstopmari moderator

exciting! the flavor combos, the ingredients (lamb cheeks? foie gras foam? licorice root?), i see why chris kajioka left hawaii for this. most dishes look so lightly plated, w/ beautiful vegetables that aren't always cooked.

was this meal transformative? was it like philadelphia morimoto?

p.s. laphroaig is a nice single-malt scotch. the peatiness in that drink sounds just right.

M
M

Hello Melissa,
Very ineresting dishes and very nicely plated too.

lihinggirl
lihinggirl

everything looks so onolicious! the dessert i would want to try is passion fruit cake! *drool*

jlieu
jlieu

Uni crusted halibut?! WOW! Beets YUM! WOW.. I envy your life right now!

johngarcia
johngarcia moderator

Very cool! Need to check this place out next time I'm in SF!

yuenhdz
yuenhdz

Everything looks great! Very interesting cocktails.

Melissa808
Melissa808 moderator

@Annoddah_Dave and just think, we drank a lot, too! I didn't share photos of all the drinks consumed.

Melissa808
Melissa808 moderator

@nathankam yes! Last night at Quince the sommelier said it's moving near them. So many good restaurants clustered together there!

turkfontaine
turkfontaine

@nonstopmari i've tried Laphroaig and other s-m scotches, but i always go back to good old reliable blended JRred. i'm a lot more fussy about our American bourbons. the three 'Bs' are my stock in trade; Booker, Baker, Basil Hayden. can i buy you a drink sometime?

Melissa808
Melissa808 moderator

@nonstopmari ah, good researching on the laphroaig!

Now that you mention it, the meal was transformative. I don't know if I can say like the Philly Morimoto because I was distracted from the food every so often due to the good company. It's up there, though.

Melissa808
Melissa808 moderator

@yuenhdz They're strokes of genius! I wonder if @titusofalltime could come up with stuff like this? Sea salt foam??

nonstopmari
nonstopmari moderator

@Melissa808 my fave place in the world is scotland. there are various whisky trails there, along one of which islay and its laphroaig are v prominent.

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