The famed barbecue pork roll. Yelp photo by Steve L.
Contemporary meets old school (the tabletops, stools, and numbers on the wall!). Yelp photo by Steve L.
Back in April, we shared details about the new location for old-timer ~SAM WO RESTAURANT AND BAKERY~, reopening in the former Anna Bakery space in Chinatown. After three years of being closed out of their previous ramshackle location (which opened shortly after the 1906 quake), they reopened last week, on Wednesday October 21st. (I was hoping to come by for some noodles and a peek this past weekend, but that unfortunately didn’t happen. Maybe this week!)
But like we reported, the new location has multiple floors (just like the previous location), and they even installed a dumbwaiter (ahhh, nostalgia). You’ll notice other original artifacts in the space, and many of the original menu items, too, from the barbecue pork rice noodle roll to jook to wonton soup. Look for beer and wine to come soon, and the bakery part of the business to ramp up too.
Hours are a bit of a moving target, but for now they’re open Mon-Tue 11am-3pm, Wed-Sat 11am-3pm and 6pm-11pm, closed Sun. The eventual plan is to be open Mon-Tue 8am-3:30pm, Wed-Fri 8am-3pm and 6pm-4am, Sat 10am-4am, Sun 10am-6pm. 715 Clay St. at Kearny, 415-989-8898.