Asian Box

The Triumphant Return of Asian Box

Yes, They Brought a Full Bar With Them This Time

By Joe Starkey ·
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Sometimes when a thing leaves, it comes back stronger and better than before.

Examples: Robert Downey, Jr., Gandalf and now, Asian Box.

That last one has triumphantly returned to San Francisco with a new Marina spot that’s now open in the former Tacolicious space, full bar and all. Have a look around, won’t you?

Noting the graffitied wall to your left, you’ll immediately head to the counter on the right and check out the menu. Good thing you were looking for an Ox Box with double beef, Jasmine rice, sauce-tossed vegetables, caramel egg and Asian Street Dust. Because, hey, there that is.

But there are more important things in play here. Namely, their first-ever full bar menu, which you can see here. The drinks come in glass or carafe form. A Paris by Night carafe with gin, tonic, muddled cucumber, lemongrass and soda will feel about right. Though a Saigon Shot (it’s cinnamon-infused tequila) will probably feel about right-er.

And in the weeks to come, they’ll be bringing in bar food like sticky lemongrass short ribs, which will only be available at this location.

Mostly because it has a bar.

Joe Starkey is the tallest person in the room 90% of the time. He enjoys liquors that aren’t smoky, dive bars that are, and has a vague dread that someone, somewhere might be having more fun than him.

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Asian Box
2031 Chestnut St
(at Fillmore)
San Francisco, CA 94123
415-288-3688
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