Some Castro (and Noe Valley) Restaurant Closures and Changes


Flickr photo by Steve Rhodes.

There are a number of changes in the Castro restaurant landscape: a tablehopper reader noted a liquor license transfer in the window of ~CAPRI RISTORANTE PIZZA~ (aka the place where I always try to use the bathroom during Pink Saturday). My intern reported back that Capri is going to be open for another three to four months, or 120 days from when the new owners applied for their license. The current owner couldn’t tell us much about the new concept, other than that it’s going to be Cal-Spanish cuisine (which is to be determined). Grub Street confirms the new owners are “Francisco Cifuentes and chef Mat Schuster, who’s been food and beverage manager at Crissy Field’s Warming Hut and Café for the last couple of years.” Stand by! 2272 Market St. at 16th St., 415-552-3000.

Another old-timer change: ~BAGDAD CAFÉ~ has new owners, according to the Scoop. The former 24-hour restaurant should be reopening in May—although there’s currently no word on the new concept, and most importantly, the hours. 2295 Market St. at Noe.

Eater noted that ~FUZIO~ has closed—seems their lease was up, and they didn’t want to renew. 469 Castro St. at 18th St.

Lastly, the Noe Valley SF blog reported that ~TAMASEI SUSHI~ is closing, and they’re doing a sidewalk sale of their plates and sake cups on Saturday April 16th. 3856 24th St. at Vicksburg.