Coming Soon: Another Ramen Import from Japan (Tsuta), Oren's Hummus

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A pic of Tsuta Ramen (via Tsuta Philippines on Facebook).

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Oren’s famed hummus. Photo via Facebook.

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Oren’s Hummus in Cupertino. Photo via Facebook.

A couple of upcoming openings include ~TSUTA~ from Tokyo. I heard a rumor it was coming to SF, and Eater confirms the Michelin-starred restaurant (the first ramen restaurant to earn a star) is opening in the Metreon. Chef Onishi Yuki also has two locations in Singapore, and the Tsuta group is also targeting LA, Vegas, Seattle, and Portland. While I’m not particularly excited about his signature bowl of shoyu soba with truffle oil, I’m excited to try his lighter dashi-shoyu broths (instead of the omnipresent tonkotsu we see more of here). Stand by for a fall opening.

A tablehopper reader alerted me to a sign that said ~OREN’S HUMMUS~ was coming to SF, and they have finally released some details. The South Bay’s famed and favorite hummus shop (with locations in Palo Alto, Mountain View, and Cupertino) is opening mid-July in Yerba Buena.

The first shop opened on University Avenue in Palo Alto in 2011. The owner, Oren Dobronsky, is from Tel Aviv and he partnered with his wife Nancy to bring the flavors of his homeland to California. They expanded their partnership to include Mistie Cohen (EyeSpy Critiquing & Consulting) and her husband, chef David Cohen, on the second location (and beyond), which has a “casually refined” dining room.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served daily, from Israeli breakfast and shakshuka to plates, bowls (like the hummus sabich bowl with classic hummus, fried eggplant, potatoes, hard-boiled egg, cucumber, tomato, chopped pickles, amba sauce, and fresh herbs) and pita sandwiches with fresh hummus and pita prepared numerous times throughout the day (there’s also a gluten-free pita that is reportedly delicious). For breakfast, mimosas, teas from neighboring Samovar Tea, Turkish coffee, and a full espresso bar will be available, plus beer and wine round out the all-day beverage menu. There will be 100 seats, plus a takeout counter and alfresco seating (28 seats). 71 3rd St. at Mission, 415-915-6736.