[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: https://tinyurl.com/BierhausOakland ). Now Ludwig’s, a well-regarded three-year-old German restaurant in San José, has begun remodeling the site, hoping to open in Spring.