Some things to look forward to: Pim Techamuanvivit (Kin Khao, Nahm in Bangkok) will be opening NARI in Japantown’s Hotel Kabuki in spring 2019. Look for a seafood focus (Kin Khao chef de cuisine Meghan Clark will be the lead), a larger space (95 seats), and it will be a bit more “grown up” than Kin Khao. The name, which means “women” in Thai, will pay homage to all the women who have taught Pim how to cook (and the cherished recipes from home). 1625 Post St. at Laguna. [Via Chronicle.]
More details on HARBORVIEW RESTAURANT AND BAR, which is taking over the former Crystal Jade on the Embarcadero: it’s from Kinson Wong, a founder of Chinatown’s popular R&G Lounge. Look for dim sum and classic Cantonese dishes (some R&G dishes will be coming over). They’re hoping for a late fall opening of the 200-seat restaurant. 4 Embarcadero Center. [Via Eater.]
Kin Khao’s Pim Techamuanvivit. Photo: © tablehopper.com.