After the Fire: Hong Kong Lounge II Is Returning as Hong Kong Lounge Bistro in SoMa!


The future home of Hong Kong Lounge Bistro at 99 Rausch in SoMa. Instagram photo via @99rauschsf.

Thanks to an eagle-eyed tablehopper reader (thanks Alex!), I learned that a business named ~HONG KONG LOUNGE BISTRO~ is coming to the 99 Rausch condominium development in SoMa. Yes, big cheer, it’s from the same owner (Annie Ho) of the beloved Hong Kong Lounge II formerly at 5322 Geary, which was tragically burned out when a gas line was breached and exploded into flames one year ago. Amazingly, no one was hurt in the fire, but hordes of dim sum lovers all over the city (and beyond) have been wondering if and when the eight-year-old Hong Kong Lounge II would return.

I spoke with a representative at 99 Rausch, and unfortunately, no one from Hong Kong Lounge Bistro wants to comment on the project at this time—they just want to get ready for their opening, which should be happening soon. As soon as I’m able to share details on their opening and more, you’ll see it here first! For now, we can be happy that this beloved business is rising once again from the flames. 99 Rausch St. at Folsom.