The exterior window at Box and Bells. Yelp photo by R S.
Oakland’s ~BOX AND BELLS~ from James Syhabout is now closed, after just over a year in business. Scoop reports that the restaurant, which served classic American pub-style food, didn’t seem to find a good niche in the neighborhood. Syhabout also owns Hawker Fare, Commis, and The Dock, which remain open. 5912 College Ave. at Chabot.
~BARRACUDA SUSHI~ in the Castro has closed, Hoodline reports. Apparently, it will reopen in February as ~MANDU~ from the same manager, Nam Kim, with a different concept. Look for pan-Asian street food, with an environment that evokes the sidewalks and alleyways of Asia and food from chef Daniel Sudar of nearby Slurp Noodle Bar. At first, they will only be open for dinner (that’s right, no more bottomless mimosa brunches) and will then expand hours as they go. 2251 Market St. at 16th St.