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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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Restaurant Scene: August 2021.

Mifen101 has been operating lately in 841 Villa, replacing the short-lived Noodle King, which specialized in biangbiang noodles.  Mifen101’s specialty is a different regional Chinese noodle type, mifen, made from rice, in various preparations. After a year-plus of closure, Xanh … Continue reading

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Restaurant Scene: May 2021

Ramen turnover:  After 10 years, Shalala closed in October at the Dana/Hope corner, citing the pandemic.  Soon after which, Afuri Ramen + Dumpling, a chain from Japan named for a mountain there, opened for takeout and delivery at 124 Castro, … Continue reading

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Downtown MV restaurant update, October 2020

Castro St. closure extended indefinitely:  Four downtown blocks of Castro St. have been individually closed to car traffic (a program called “Summer StrEats”).   In early September the City Council voted to extend the closure for the duration of the … Continue reading

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Restaurant Scene: October 2020

Castro St. closure extended indefinitely: Four downtown blocks of Castro St. have been individually closed to car traffic (a pro-gram called “Summer StrEats”). In early September the City Council voted to extend the closure for the duration of the pandemic, … Continue reading

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