New Projects: Ravi Kapur Partnering with Nopa Team, Brandon Jew Opening a Place in Chinatown


Ravi Kapur cooking for Liholiho Yacht Club during its stint at State Bird Provisions. Photo via Facebook.

Before I left for Italy, I heard chef Ravi Kapur (Liholiho Yacht Club, Prospect, Boulevard) had finally locked on a location on Sutter Street for his next restaurant. While he wouldn’t reveal anything at the time, I returned home to the news in the Scoop that the location is at 871 Sutter, and he’s partnering with Allyson Jossel and Jeff Hanak of Nopa/Nopalito. Details are slim for now, but it will be on the casual side of things.

It sounds like a great space (brick walls, two stories, skylights), and Brett Terpeluk (the architect behind the gorg look at Farina) will be designing it. Look for more info later on—the opening isn’t scheduled until later in 2014. 871 Sutter St. at Leavenworth.

Meanwhile, I have been tracking Brandon Jew (previously Bar Agricole) for some time as he was looking for a location in Chinatown for his upcoming restaurant, and the 8San Francisco Business Times* reveals it will be going into the former Four Seas Restaurant. His seasonal focus will really shape the menu, with many handmade items, from soy sauce to bean paste—Jew wants everything to be local, with nothing imported. Targeted opening: early 2015. 731 Grant Ave. at Commercial.