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Anar

San Francisco

This family-owned Persian favorite in SoMa has a casual vibe and contemporary ambience in which to enjoy much raved about dishes like the koobideh lamb skewers with saffron seasoning. The traditional desserts such as the bastani (Persian ice cream with rose water, saffron, and pistachio) add a sweet ending to an already flavorful meal.