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in sf to get a vietnamese visa for one day. need a nice meal

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jrnlmkr Oct 17, 2009 10:45 AM

i'm coming up from la for less than twelve hours; my morning will be spent at the vietnamese consulate securing a visa, then i'm free. looking for a lunch place and a dinner place. i'll have no car, so need any suggestions to be ped or bart friendly.

thinking about zuni, since i have not been there in years, but would love some other suggestions. budget is of concern and i'll be running around after a very early flight, so probably won't be dressed for fancy.

would be open to chinatown suggestons or vietnamese to keep with the theme.
and my other meal, california fresh would be my request.

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  1. Robert Lauriston RE: jrnlmkr Oct 17, 2009 10:56 AM

    Zuni's still great, and you don't need to dress up. There are few if any where you do in SF. If they're too busy, Cav right next door.

    Lunch, consider Lers Ros (as good as Jitlada, but different) and Burmese Kitchen, about half a mile from the consulate.

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    Zuni Cafe
    1658 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

    Larkin Express Burmese Kitchen
    452 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102

    Cav Wine Bar
    1666 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

    Lers Ros Thai
    730 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA

    Cav Wine Bar
    1666 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

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      vulber RE: jrnlmkr Oct 17, 2009 11:40 AM

      Another great place right near the consulate is Amelie Wine Bar.

      1. Ruth Lafler RE: jrnlmkr Oct 17, 2009 11:44 AM

        The Vietnamese consulate is 6-8 blocks from the "Little Saigon" neighborhood, where there's a range of Vietnamese eateries from bare bones (Turtle Tower) to more upscale (Bodega Bistro).

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        Bodega Bistro
        607 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109

        Turtle Tower Restaurant
        631 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109

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          vulber RE: jrnlmkr Oct 17, 2009 11:57 AM

          the consulate is also near by another bare-bones place not in little saigon, Cordon Bleu. Haven't been, but hear good things

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          1. re: vulber
            Melanie Wong RE: vulber Oct 18, 2009 11:27 AM

            I wouldn't rec Cordon Bleu.

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