Reasonably priced, very clean and healthy vegetarian buffet in a spacious, well lit dining room. Great warm soups, salad bar, hot entrees and side dishes - all you can eat for a very reasonable price. Near the JC on Mendocino Ave!
Edo has fused their fantastic hair salon stylists and services with a progressive community art space that holds many exhibits and openings from local artists. They offer exceptional hair cuts, styling, colouring and the like. Book early, they are very busy! Salon is bright and comfortable at the corner of Haight and Steiner...great for people watching while you get serviced.
You can furnish an entire home with the great things you find here...and many times you'll end up taking home all sorts of things you never bargained on - for a bargain! You name it, they have it - clothes, furniture, housewares, knick knacks, books, music, etc.
CONS: Valencia Street parking is a bugger!
Barbarella opened about three years ago and has been going strong ever since. The best place in the Bay Area to get extensions, elaborate weave and colour work, and dreds. You can also get regular hair cuts and the staff is helpful and friendly no matter what your needs are. Book WELL in advance!!
Opened in the early nineties by UK ex-pats, Tweekin has always had the best selection of international, underground house music, techno, and dance. The staff is well informed and abreast of the latest music available.
Osento is the perfect place to soak and sweat in their saunas, get a massage or lay out on their deck in a private, women's only environment. It is an SF establishment that has offered a sanctuary for women to unwind and detox for decades. Staff is helpful and friendly. Good to go during the weekdays when it's less busy. VERY affordable!
I love going to Kabuki Hot Springs for relaxing hydrotherapy in their hot pool, cold pool and sauna/steam rooms - starting and ending with a japanese bath and scrub. Facilities are very clean and staff is friendly and helpful. Shiatsu massage can be scheduled before or after your soak and you can choose from public women's only, men's only or mixed days. You can also order a private bathing rooms for a bit more. Reasonably priced and conveniently located on Geary Blvd. at FIllmore St. in Japan Town.
I love Legendary Beads! They have a huge, brightly lit store and an enormous selection of beads from every corner of the world, in every shape and size imaginable! Extremely helpful staff and a great resource for beading guides and books.
They have wonderful fresh roasted coffee and lovely lunch and breakfast options. A good place to study, read a book or simply sit and people watch in Railroad Square.
Excellent intro classes for the beginning dancer! Great teachers, who go at the students pace - Salsa, Tango, Ballroom, Wedding Dance Classes, Private lessons and group parties. They make learning to dance a breeze!