Closures: To Hyang (SO SAD) and the End of Lunch Service at Nojo

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Yuk hae (beef tartare) and banchan at To Hyang. Photo: © tablehopper.com.

I was so sorry to receive a tweet from ~TO HYANG~ last week that they were unable to renew their lease and were going to close at the end of May. No! And then things got worse: the experience was so stressful for the chef-owner, Hwa-Soon Im, that they decided to suddenly close the restaurant because it was bad for her heart. Sadness! So we didn’t even get to say goodbye. The family is searching for a new location, and hopefully we’ll hear some good news on that front soon. Best wishes to all, and thank you for six years of your wonderful kimchi and banchan, spicy pork ribs, and other very heartfelt and soulful dishes. We all hope to have them again. 3815 Geary Blvd. at 2nd Ave.

Fans of grabbing a midweek lunch at ~NOJO~ in Hayes Valley will be sorry to learn the restaurant decided to end their Wed-Fri lunch service. They will continue weekend brunch service, and if you have a need for a private lunch with 10 or more people, contact them!