There’s a new izakaya in town: ROKU, the brick-and-mortar location from the folks behind the JapaCurry food truck. Eater reports that they opened softly over the weekend, with a grand opening scheduled for tonight, October 16th. Their new location is in the former Hunan Garden space on Market Street (near Destino and Pisco), and the space is rather spare but comfortable. The menu, which you can find on Grub Street, is well edited and features izakaya classics like ramen, fried dishes, and rice with green tea. They’ll be open Tue-Thu and Sun 5pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm. 1819 Market St. at Pearl, 415-861-6500.
Scoop reports that Eric Ehler of the Seoul Patch pop-up will be opening a permanent location later this fall. The new spot will be called GUNG HO, and it is moving into the former Rockstar Sushi location in the Design District, the neighborhood tucked between SoMa and Potrero Hill. You can take a look at a sample menu here, and look for their opening November. 680 8th St. at Brannan, no phone yet.
The Roku interior. Photo by Michael David Rose for Urban Daddy.