Restaurant Scene: February 2019

[Edited to add:  I’m grateful to Chris Hildebrand for information about Ludwig’s taking over the former Bierhaus space, the last item below.]

February’s Old Mountain View Newsletter will report the following:

In September, Korean-influenced bakery chain Paris Baguette opened at 315 Castro.

Three Kingdoms Hot Pot is planned for 134 Castro, where HanGen Szechuan closed in September after 25 years.

Small-plates restaurant Flights opened late October, 800 California at Castro.  I’ve tried it; menu items come in plates of three variations on a theme.

November saw 153 Castro’s venerable dim-sum house Fu Lam Mum reopen after a nearly two-year remodeling project.  The former high ceiling and second-floor seating have become offices.

Popular Turkish bakery-café Olympus secured city permission to expand from 135 Castro into an adjacent space, but the project appears to’ve halted.

Rocket Fizz confectionery (298 Castro) closed in January.  When I asked why, its owner cited rent increases.

Superhot Hot Pot & Korean BBQ, a new “all-you-can-eat Asian fusion” restaurant, 210 Hope at Villa, soft-opened this week (January 27).

383 Castro at California was dormant after Bierhaus left in September (effectively relocating to Oakland, where it now operates: ).  Now Ludwig’s, a well-regarded three-year-old German restaurant in San José, has begun remodeling the site, hoping to open in Spring.

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.
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