Openings and Closures in SoMa


The bar at Rockstar Sushi. Photo from Yelp.

A few SoMa notes: I received word from partner Mick Suverkrubbe that ~THE COSMOPOLITAN~ is closing this Friday (they couldn’t agree on a new lease with the landlord). One tablehopper reader emailed me to lament over missing the tempura green beans. The team is working on a new project in Petaluma, The Social Club—you can read all about it in the 707 Scout. 121 Spear St. at Mission, 415-543-4001.

Meanwhile, ~ROCKSTAR SUSHI LOUNGE~ has opened in SoMa. The menu looks pretty straightforward (well, except for the selection of shooters with names like “embryo” and “ring of fire”); the soundtrack is unique, supplied by Bay Area bands. The look is pretty zany, with chandeliers; guitars on the wall; a vermilion, white, and black color scheme; and animal patterns (and it looks like there’s a pair of those odd velvet shoe chairs I haven’t seen since the early 1990s). The executive chef is Take Fujita. 680 8th St. at Townsend, 415-864-2771.

More sushi in SoMa: a while back I mentioned ~KAMA SUSHI~ was opening in the former Daddy O’s space, and Grub Street confirms it’s now open. 294 9th St. at Folsom.