I have a few upcoming projects for you, starting with SUSHI HAKKO from the Mins Group (Sushi Hon, Sushi Shio, Tamashisoul, Barnzu, and Sushi Ondo). It will be a contemporary-fine Japanese restaurant, offering omakase (a 14-course chef’s tasting menu for $90: 2 starters, 10 pieces seasonal sushi, middle dish, dessert; $45 supplement available with truffle, caviar, uni, wagyu add-ons), sashimi omakase, a special tuna menu, individual nigiri, a few maki, and some cold and hot dishes. The kitchen team is led by chef Alex Kim, the current executive head chef at Mins Group. It’s opening in the former Little Gem on Union Street, and they’re planning to open in the first week of March. Reservations will be available on OpenTable, and delivery will also be offered. They will be open six nights a week, 5pm-10pm. 2184 Union St. at Fillmore.
There’s a new Pakistani and Indian restaurant opening in the former Dosa on Valencia (sniff sniff) on Thursday February 25th: BIRIANI HOUSE, from Five Eric Brothers. Their website mentions their chef has “more than 20 years of experience cooking in the finest restaurants.” You may recognize them from their food stand at various events. Take a look at the affordably priced menu here. 995 Valencia St. at 21st St.
My fellow sandwich lovers, we’ll find each other at the upcoming HAM & CHEESE coming to the Richmond in March. The menu spans Italian, California, French, and Vietnamese-inspired sandwiches, plus some simpler torpedo roll numbers for $7. According to their Instagram account, some breakfast sandwiches, vegan nachos, and coffee service from Sight Glass are also in the works. 5501 California St. at 17th Ave.
I’m cracking up over this article that has an Aussie thinking his rotisserie chicken concept coming to Noe Valley is something completely new and unfamiliar to us. May I introduce you to Il Pollaio (since 1984!), Limón, RT Rotisserie, and others, Mr. Schulte?! Anyway, this rotisserie chook spot and wine bar (DBA as NOE BIRDS on their ABC license) is coming to the former Le Zinc from some folks behind Hotel San Francisco. 4063 24th St. at Castro. [Via Noe Valley SF]
According to some posts on Nextdoor, I learned SUPER DUPER is planning to open a location in Laurel Village, in the former Miz Brown’s Feed Bag, most recently Beautifull. 3401 California St. at Laurel.
A preview of the new Sushi Hakko. Instagram photo by @sushihakko.