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zuni or nopa?

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Got a guest coming in from out of town. I haven't been to Zuni in a long time, so would you recommend there or NOPA for dinner? This would be mid-week.

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Zuni Cafe
1658 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

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  1. Nopa is more welcoming, but also noisier. Better food at Nopa, better drinks at Zuni.

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    Zuni Cafe
    1658 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

    Nopa
    560 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

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    1. re: budnball

      I haven't had the drinks at Zuni, but NOPA has some of my favorite drinks in the city...this seems hard to believe

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      Zuni Cafe
      1658 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

    2. Honestly, first I would check to see where you can get a reservation, because reservations at both can be a challenge (and the wait at Nopa can last forever). Nopa is younger, noisier, more casual Zuni is a little quieter, older, a little more refined. I like the food at both.

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      Zuni Cafe
      1658 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

      Nopa
      560 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

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      1. re: JasmineG

        Last Saturday night's Zuni chicken was spot on. On the last prior visit, it was good but not as good as it should have been.

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        Zuni Cafe
        1658 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

        1. re: lmnopm

          Thanks. I've gotten a res for Zuni but it's a bit later than I'd really like (we're a mixed group, so joining a couple of relatives in their 70's). NOPA's out. Any other suggests? Thinking perhaps Piperade, South Park Cafe, Zazie?

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          Zuni Cafe
          1658 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

          Piperade
          1015 Battery St., San Francisco, CA 94111

          Zazie
          941 Cole St, San Francisco, CA 94117

          South Park Cafe
          108 South Park, San Francisco, CA 94107

          1. re: klo4c

            Piperade is a very comfortable place with excellent food. Also, have you considered Kokkari?

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            Piperade
            1015 Battery St., San Francisco, CA 94111

            1. re: Paul H

              Thanks, Paul. I think Piperade is it.

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              Piperade
              1015 Battery St., San Francisco, CA 94111