Hot Lunch: New Lunch Service Around Town (Kin Khao, Gaspar, Chino, Schroeder's, and More)


Khao soi at Kin Khao. Photo: ©


The smoked salmon mille crêpes at Gaspar. Photo: ©

If you’re looking for some new lunch options around town, well, you’re in luck. Let’s start with ~KIN KHAO~, which has reinstated lunch service Mon-Fri 11:30am-2pm. You can look at the menu here, which includes the delicious pretty hot wings ($8), khao soi gai ($15), and the pork bowl ($15), with flat rice noodles, crispy belly, braised shoulder, and a runny-yolk egg in a pork broth.

~GASPAR BRASSERIE~ is now offering lunch service as well, starting Wednesday June 4th. They’ve got a selection of cheeses, as well as a charcuterie plate, lots of soups and salads, the gorgeous smoked salmon mille crêpes, and larger dishes like a burger and steak frites; here’s the menu. Plus you can enjoy one of their lighter Champagne cocktails and not end up totally blotto at 1pm. (Unless you’re having a Don Draper kind of day, then go for it.) Lunch is served Mon-Fri 11:30am-3pm.

SFoodie noted ~MISSION CHINESE FOOD~ is offering lunch specials. Right now there’s a buttermilk- and koji-brined fried chicken sandwich that sounds pretty amazing, and it’s only $10, with your choice of a Tsingtao, Coke, or ginger beer included. Score. Look for other specials coming soon—ramen is rumored.

~TWENTY FIVE LUSK~ has a new weekday lunch service, offering a $15 special each day. Mondays are braised short ribs with truffled tater tots and a syrah reduction; Tuesdays bring a smoked duck tartine with bacon, fig mostarda, wild arugula, Fontina cheese, and Portuguese bread; Wednesdays are grilled prawn soba noodles with mint, asparagus, and hoisin barbecue sauce; Thursdays it’s Fried 38 North Chicken with salt-roasted new potatoes, sausage gravy, and cucumber salad; and on Fridays, you can get a Dungeness crab roll on buttermilk pain de mie, with drawn butter and wild arugula. Lunch is Mon-Fri 11:30am-2pm.

Just a little reminder that ~CHINO~ is now running with continuous hours, from 11:30am-1am, so you can come by for lunch.

And downtown, ~SCHROEDER¹S RESTAURANT~ is now offering lunch Mon-Fri 11:30am -2pm. You can check out chef Manfred Wrembel’s menu, with dishes like spaetzle (with corn, tomato, ricotta, poppy seeds), duck pastrami salad (a mix of cabbage, rye croutons, and mustard vinaigrette), and a krautburger (caramelized onions, cheddar, sauerkraut, mustard aioli, caraway fries). You can view the menu here.