The sushi counter at Kyu 2. Yelp photo by Brenda T.
Lithuanian honey cake. Photo from Mama Papa website.
There’s a new sushi spot in Emeryville: ~KYU 2 SUSHI~, according to Bites & Bourbon (via Berkeleyside Nosh). It’s now open, and Yelpers report lots of Japanese restaurant standards with reasonable prices. 6485 Hollis St. at 65th St., Emeryville, 510-735-9439.
East Bay Express reports that Korean mainstay ~SURA~ has closed. The good news is, it’s been sold to Micha Oh, the owner of Ohgane, and she plans to reopen it any day now. The new name will be ~COPAN~, and she has reportedly brought on chef Eddie Joo (a Momofuku Noodle Bar alum) to run the kitchen. 4869 Telegraph Ave. at 48th St., Oakland.
New York pizza chain ~ARTICHOKE BASILLE’S~ is coming to Berkeley. Berkeleyside Nosh reports that they’ll be opening before the end of the month, with New York-style slices and whole pies for dine in or takeout. 2590 Durant Ave. at Bowditch.
Berkeley Rep has opened a new bar that will be open after select performances at the theatre, the ~LAST CALL BAR~. According to Berkleyside Nosh, they are offering ticket holders free samples of food, spirits, beer, and wine from local purveyors. Check out current offerings from Trumer and TRU Vodka. Bravo, indeed! 2025 Addison St. at Shattuck, 510-647-2949.
Berkeleyside Nosh reports that ~TAKE FIVE CAFÉ~ is now open in South Berkeley. They’ve got Bicycle Coffee, locally made pastries, salads, and sandwiches. 3132 Sacramento St. at 67th St., Berkeley.
Hooray for another Eastern European restaurant in the Bay Area! ~MAMA PAPA LITHUANIA RESTAURANT AND TEA HOUSE~ is now open in Alameda, according to the Contra Costa Times. The owner, Vaidas Sukys, says that this is the only restaurant of its kind in Alameda, and his mother, Danute Sukiene, is the chef. Look for potato dumplings, crêpes both sweet and savory, and Lithuania’s honey cake, medutis. There is also a nice selection of teas; take a peek here. Open daily 11am-9pm. 1241 Park St. at San Antonio, Alameda, 510-522-4100.