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Tangerine Restaurant

Ten Years of Tangerine

Tangerine Restaurant

Ten Years of Tangerine

On Friday, December 2, San Francisco’s Acclaimed Pan Asian Restaurant Celebrates a Decade of Delicious Dining

28 November 2011 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA: In an era of fast food and fast departures from the restaurant scene, Tangerine (, the iconic San Francisco restaurant made famous by Chef Sean’s acclaimed California and Pacific Rim cuisine, is celebrating an admirable benchmark: its tenth year of delicious dining at 3499 16th Street at Sanchez in San Francisco’s Castro District.

“Friendly food and delicious atmosphere are the key to longevity,” says Tangerine co-owner and Executive Chef Sean Pattanasuvoranun. “In restaurant years, two years is success: ten is a blessing.”

“Our guests treat us like their dining room, and we like it that way,” says Tangerine co-owner Peter Goss. “This proves that our loyal clientele and every day new customers appreciate quality food, creatively prepared at a reasonable price.”

To mark the occasion, Tangerine will revamp its menu and add a special section: “Ten Years of Favorites” bringing back some of the restaurant’s original favorites such as Drunken Duck, Sea Bass Edamame and Tempura Vegetables with Juniper Berry Broth. Throughout the day of Friday, December 2 – for both brunch and dinner – Chef Sean and Goss will be on hand to welcome and thank their friends, guests and neighbors. Complimentary “anniversary cake” and sparkling wine or apple cider will be served with every meal.

Over the last decade, Tangerine has won several awards, including CitySearch and Open Table notices for “Best Brunch” and from CitySearch for “Best Pan Asian Food.” The restaurant continues to work in partnership with the neighboring Sanchez College Preparatory School and support various programs for the children, including the Primary Intervention Program as well has health, nutrition and slow food events. During the filming of MILK, Oscar-winner Sean Penn dined regularly at Tangerine as did Director Gus Van Sant who called it one of his favorite restaurants in Passport Magazine.

Throughout the week, the restaurant features a number of popular discounts and specials for its loyal clientele.

“Locals Love It” weekday brunch discount: 10% off normal brunch prices Wednesday / Thursday / Friday.
“Wine on Wednesdays” when diners get a free glass of house wine with every dinner entre
“Thrifty Thursdays” with easy-on-the wallet $9.95 dinner specials.
“Two for One Sundays” with 2-for-the-price of one on all glasses and bottles of wine during dinner.

Tangerine is the San Francisco “neighborhood restaurant that will always do you right” (SF Examiner). “A Castro favorite for dinner and brunch, it’s conveniently located at 16th and Sanchez and offers outstanding and inexpensive Pacific Rim cuisine by Chef Sean,” ( / David Grabstald). Featuring California / Pacific Rim cuisine, Tangerine’s “glorious” and “vividly executed food” (SF Bay Guardian) has made this “cool, airy, orange-hued eatery in the Castro” (Asian Week) a favorite with discerning Bay Area diners. Tangerine as “a well executed menu that conforms to a purist standard. The textured menu is full of surprises both subtle and spicy and is, in my view, worth repeated investigation.” (Teddy Valentine Witherington, Bay Times). This “casually attractive dining spot in a quiet corner of the Castro cooks up complex, delicious examples of Pacific Rim fusion.”(SF Weekly). “The food is superb here and the service splendid. This Castro neighborhood restaurant, brimming with the color tangerine, serves up food from the Pacific Rim. The scrumptious dishes will make your mouth water and have you returning for more. Gives me a good excuse to return.” (Liam Mayclem of CBS-5’s “Eye on the Bay.”)

Tangerine is located at 3499 16th Street, at Sanchez, in San Francisco’s Castro District. Tangerine is open Wednesday – Sunday: 10am ‘til 3pm for brunch; 5pm ‘til 10pm for dinner. The restaurant is closed Mondays and Tuesdays except for special events and private parties. Reservations phone: (415) 626-1700 / /