Closures and Even Some Drama: Sinbad's, Ruchi

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The sign at Sinbad’s. Yelp photo by Ed U.

~SINBAD’S~, the old-school and kind of scruffy seafood place on the water behind the Ferry Building, is closing. I know, fans of the bar (that view!) will be bummed to lose it. According to Scoop, they are in a bit of a dispute with their landlord (the Port of San Francisco) regarding when they will vacate the space. It could be as early as March 21st, though the restaurant is saying they intend to stay until 2016. Because with a name like Sinbad’s, you don’t go down without a fight. 141 The Embarcadero, at Pier 2, 415-781-2555.

In December, Ruchi in SoMa closed, so that the owner could spend more time raising her two children. However, it has reopened under new ownership, and apparently the new owners are calling it ~RUCHI’S~ (with an “s”). In a note on her website, the original owner expresses her concerns that the name was chosen without her permission, and expressly against her wishes, in order to benefit from her reputation. Since she wants to reopen someday after her children are more independent, this is particularly important. Yelpers have already let the restaurant have it, so we’ll see what happens moving forward. 474 3rd St. at Bryant, 415-543-3800.