"Closed Door" Restaurants

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Napoleon

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Cocina Sunae: A new Pan-Asian puerta cerrada that just opened last week.



Cocina Sunae link: http://www.cocinasunae.blogspot.com/

I went to the opening last Friday night. Nothing but good things to say about it. From the cool side patio area where you have cocktails while meeting the other people there for the evening (and where you can also peek into the kitchen to see the first course being prepared) to the post-dessert conversation, it was a great evening.


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The food is "Pan Asian" and offered a delicious sweet and spicy dipping sauce with the shrimp appetizer as well as a yummy relish/chutney (whatever you would like to call it) with the Pla Lard Prik whole market fish. Just yum, yum, yum.

Everyone at the table was excited to have a dinner with flavor. (I've complained on other boards about the food in BsAs, but there was nothing to complain about here.)

Since this puerta cerrada is just starting out, it is just open on Friday nights. Eventually, when it catches on, Sunae (the chef/owner) would like to be open on Friday and Saturday nights.

Also, I started out with one of the Cucumber Ginger Sakini's that they offer and then I drank a bottle of wine that I brought. They have wine available, but you can also bring your own. And since I had a bottle of Valbona Syrah Rosé that I had purchased at 0800-VINO. ( http://www.0800-vino.com )

So the food, ambiance, and service were all spectacular. I'm considering trying to stear a group there for my next birthday. Because I will not have an asado for the 3rd year in a row. (Even though I only buy Lomo & the one brand of lean chorizo.)
 

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I also went to Cocina Sunae on Friday and thought the food and hostess were amazing. I'm looking forward to going back!
 
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Napoleon said:
Cocina Sunae: A new Pan-Asian puerta cerrada that just opened last week.

Thanks so much for the review, Napoleon! I hope to visit there soon! :)
 
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2GuysInPM said:
We had dinner there last night. Sunae was a great host, the food was amazing, and we really enjoyed the company and the closed door concept (a 1st for us). I would definately recommend this place.


http://www.cocinasunae.blogspot.com/
Thanks for the review! :) That's two for two... I need to book a reservation there!

I had some friends that recently went to Casa SaltShaker and didn't really enjoy it. They said the food was so-so and the prices were higher than Casa Felix. They felt like the wine pairings were a bit much, with a full glass of wine with every course. (I think I'd like that though!) :D I think I'd still like to try it though, maybe it was just an off day for them. Any reviews of Casa SaltShaker?
 
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