Closures: La Oaxaqueña, Beautifull! on Irving, Kaygetsu in Menlo Park

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A late-night taco from La Oaxaqueña. Photo: © tablehopper.com.

I was very sorry to read on Grub Street that ~LA OAXAQUEÑA~ has closed—the owners are reportedly focusing on a catering business. There are many dishes on their menu I loved, plus their delicious hot chocolate. And they had some sweet late hours. Dagnabbit. 2128 Mission St. at 17th St.

Another bummer: a friend in the 650 pointed me to this article in The Almanac that ~KAYGETSU~ in Menlo Park is closing. Seems the owners (the Sakumas) were burnt out; moving into the space will be Restaurant Mitsunobu from Tomonari and Keiko Mitsunobu, serving “Japanese food with a California twist.” A bright spot: the current executive chef Shinichi Aoki will stay on. 325 Sharon Park Dr. at Sand Hill, Menlo Park, 650-234-1084.

A tipster let me know ~BEAUTIFULL!~ on Irving Street was about to close, and Eater confirms the closure was official. Laurel Village (3401 California St.) and the new location in the Castro (2301 Market St.) remain open.