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Dinner tonight with two Norwegians

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I am taking my cousin and his girlfriend to dinner tonight and they are both from Norway. Last night I pointed them towards Bar Crudo and they absolutely loved it. I suppose they got there seafood fix (touristy wharf during the day today as well). However for tonight their only suggestion/preference is something unique to SF. There are a lot of places on my mind and I don't really know what to pick out. Canteen is awesome but a little limited and I ate there recently and want to try something new. So far I have these options

La Ciccia
Local Mission Eatery
Lolo
PPQ (if they don't eat crab at the wharf)
Prospect (kinda more than I want to spend)

Any other suggestions? I don't want to do fine dining and no the restaurant doesn't need to start with an L or P, Thanks!

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La Ciccia
291 30th Street, San Francisco, CA 94131

Bar Crudo
655 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117

Local Mission Eatery
3111 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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  1. Maybe Peruvian, Burmese, or Yucatecan? Not unique to SF, but not found most places.

    1. How about Katana-ya? Last time I was there, I was with two Swedes and the table one over had two Danes. Though not uniquely SF, they probably aren't exposed to ramen much in Norway?

      1. If you wanted to stick with the L and P theme, Limon and Piperade might be good choices. But personally I'd go with La Ciccia.

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        La Ciccia
        291 30th Street, San Francisco, CA 94131

        Piperade
        1015 Battery St., San Francisco, CA 94111

        Limon Restaurant
        524 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

        1. bummer Poc chuc is closed on Wednesdays (starts with a P!), it is not a special occasion dinner but our last one until we see each other again so I was hoping for something a little more nicer (nothing wrong with ramen though). I have a rezzy at La Ciccia any recommendations on what dishes? I want to try the spaghetti with botargga for sure.

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          La Ciccia
          291 30th Street, San Francisco, CA 94131

          1. I'd head to Cotogna near Jackson Square or take the "F" up Market to Zuni.
            Zuni's been around for awhile and says, "San Francisco" to me. Cotogna is brand-spanking new but is a wonderful example of current Bay Area cuisine.
            Neither will break the bank.

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            Zuni Cafe
            1658 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

            Cotogna
            490 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

            1. Commonwealth for a chef's personal style of San Francisco cuisine in a casual setting.