Author Archives: Max Hauser

About Max Hauser

Resident with acknowledged food obsession, active in Bay Area food and wine organizations 30 years. Dining in downtown MV regularly for 20 years and occasionally for 10 years before that.

Restaurant Scene: May 2023

In February, Nori Nori “Craft Handrolls” opened at 124 Castro, replacing Afuri Ramen + Dumpling.  The restaurant’s rear section, pending at this writing but “getting close,” could open in May as Nikuya Japanese Steakhouse.  Staffer I spoke with was clearly enthused about the range of its … Continue reading

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Restaurant Scene: February 2023

Biryaniz, 246 Castro’s specialty Biryani restaurant, was closed and “Upgrading” (said a notice) as of my last report here.  Soon after that (Oct. 29), the site reopened as a different restaurant, Zhangliang Malatang, hot-pot chain from China.  Long queue waiting … Continue reading

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Restaurant Scene: October 2022

Information current as of late September. OPENED:  Ume Tea at 220 Castro, a bubble-tea chain site replacing the departed Phở Hoa. CLOSED:  In September, Maru Ichi Japanese noodle house (368 Castro).  Earlier, Rumble Fish Sushi at 357 Castro.  [Added Oct. … Continue reading

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Restaurant Scene: August 2022

Encouraging news after the many recent challenges for hospitality businesses is a “surge” of new-restaurant openings around Mountain View such as I haven’t seen since pre-pandemic.  Those below are in our downtown business district. Hummus Mediterranean Kitchen, which has locations … Continue reading

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Restaurant Scene: May 2022

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Remembering Yakko Sushi by Max Hauser Yakko Sushi on W. Dana, 45­-year-­plus member of the downtown­-area restaurant cluster that has made Castro Street a dining “destination” in recent decades, closed in March. A posted notice expressed regrets, and memories of … Continue reading

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