I am in SF for Thanksgiving arriving mid-afternoon on the 28th. Unlike other posters on similar topics I am looking for tips on how to avoid the Thanksgiving experience. I cant think of anything worse than eating over priced Turkey in a hotel restaurant. Does anyone know of good Sushi or perhaps Chinese restaurants that a) won't be pushing a touristy thanksgiving menu b) are friendly to a solo traveller c) dont put singles at communal tables (bar/counter is fine) d) dont inflate prices for thanksgiving.
Also as a single gal travelling which are the no-go areas after dark? I've heard mixed things about Mission and Tenderloin. I'm a Londoner so used to city life.
Finally I would like the name of a place I can get a decent cocktail but be left alone to enjoy it. Does such a bar exist in SF? Usually hotel bars are best for this in London.
Thanks so much