Casual restaurant dishes out fresh food on a stick.. In Short This Upper Haight eatery draws a dressed-down crowd and the sliding picture window provides prime people-watching opportunities. Order from the counter and take a seat. The menu's specialty is gourmet skewers served with sides such as garlic mashed potatoes and citrus couscous. Options vary depending on availability, but expect dishes like herb salmon dressed with lemon-wine vinaigrette and chicken or beef in a Coca-Cola-based "Thai" marinade.
I have taken visitors from the East Coast to Asqew for business lunches, two associates now claim it as their favorite lunch restaraunt. The food is fresh and delicious, healthy and low cal (important for us business ladies), and the presentation makes you think you are at a gourmet place! Asqews staff have always been calming and pleasant in the midst of a stressful day. Its my place of choice to take friends.
Good Food Spotty Service...
If you're craving meat, Askew Grill (meat on a stick) is a great place to get a wide variety of yummy menu items. Served with salad or a starch (great garlic mashed potatoes or pilaf) it's very low carb friendly. My favorite is the East West BBQ Pork. First time we went there we had rootbeer floats.. messy but good. Refills? What are those? Service is spotty and not worth standing in lines for on busy nights or weekends..
We recommend only if you are on low carb diet and desperate for meat.. and the line is short and don't want to be left alone to eat.