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Dinner after arrival - Union Square area

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We will be arriving at our hotel on Union Square around 9:30 on a Friday night in March, after a long flight from Austin (and working all day before that). This is our first trip to California! We plan to head to the Ferry Building early the next morning.

I need help finding a close, informal place to get a light dinner after our arrival. We'd like to save the most memorable places for when we're not so tired, so someplace simple would be great. Vegie-friendly would be great too,

Thanks fo ryour help!

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  1. Sultan is open till 10 PM - depending on what/how you order, you could make it a light meal.

    Are you hoping to walk to the restaurant or would you be willing to take a short taxi ride?

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    Sultan
    340 Ofarrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102

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    1. re: Dave MP

      We were thinking of walking, but a short taxi ride would be OK too. Thanks for the suggestion of Sultan -- I'll look into it!

      1. re: elizan

        In reasonable walking distance (10-20 minutes) are Globe, Farallon, Mexico DF, LuLu, Oola, and Ponzu. I haven't been to Ponzu since their last chef change, but it is closer than most of the others. If you are open to a cab, go to OpenTable and put in the date and time (I'd go with 10:30 to allow for late arrival at SFO) and you will find the places that are open late.

    2. I have done this a lot in the past. Zuni may be more memorable and so may be off your list, but they serve you dinner as long as you are there before midnight.

      1. Would I need to make reservations at Zuni for a Friday evening around 10?

        Thanks again!

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        1. re: elizan

          We usually called from the airport and never had a problem. It would probably be a taxi ride.

        2. codon bleu vietnamese for 5 spice chicken and that rice w/ meat sauce.

          one of my fave hole in the wall dives in the country