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Sep 22, 2015 2 min read

Openings from Shido, Massawa, Onigilly, Mateo's Taqueria, El Ají

Openings from Shido, Massawa, Onigilly, Mateo's Taqueria, El Ají
The newest location of Onigilly. Photo courtesy of Onigilly.
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SHIDO, the sushi restaurant we first mentioned was opening in the former home of Buck Tavern on Market Street last May, is now open. Eater reports that the restaurant opened Sunday September 20th. Wilson Ma is the chef, and the menu offers sushi, sashimi, kushiyaki meat skewers, and donburi. The sake list is almost entirely Japanese, and bar manager Karina Sha hints at the possibility of a tasting menu in the future. Hours are Mon-Thu 11am-9pm, Friday 11am-10pm, Sat 12pm-10pm, and Sun 12pm-9pm. 1655 Market St. at Gough, 415-872-7187.

After closing their Haight Street location in 2010, MASSAWA has reopened, this time in North Beach. Hoodline reports that owner Asmerom Ghebrmicael has taken over the former HRD Smokin’ Grill space on Green Street and will be serving both Eritrean and American dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Eritrean options include meat and vegetable dishes, all served with injera. The breakfast choices are especially intriguing, with choices like shehanafil, or fava beans with tomato, onion, jalapenõ, feta cheese, and bread; and khicha fitfit with silsi, which is pieces of injera cooked with tomato sauce and served with yogurt. There are also American breakfast plates, like omelets and other egg dishes. Hours are 10am-11pm daily. 532 Green St. at Grant, 415-621-4129.

La Cocina alum ONIGILLY opened their third downtown location yesterday, September 21st. The new location offers the same fresh rice balls stuffed with a variety of fillings, including vegetables, seafood, and meat. There are also combinations with miso soup, seaweed salad, or edamame; here’s the menu. Hours are Mon-Fri 11am-4pm. 455 Market St. at 1st St., 415-590-2494.

There is a new taqueria in the Mission, according to Yelpers. It’s called MATEO’S TAQUERIA, and it has a fresh modern look. Reportedly, the food is fresh, too, with classic taco and burrito offerings, all made from scratch. Initial Yelp reviews cite fresh flavors and a low grease factor, as well as delicious aguas frescas in rotating flavors. There’s also a cold-brew horchata concoction called cochata. Hours are daily 10am-11pm. 2471 Mission St. at 21st St., 415-648-6000.

Yeral Caldas of Peruvian restaurant Cholo Soy has opened a second restaurant, called EL AJÍ. Mission Local reports that the new location is larger than Cholo Soy, with 15 tables and an expanded menu that includes ceviche, lamb, chicken, and arroz chaufa, or rice fried with egg. 3015 Mission St. at 26th St.

ARMSTRONG BREWING, the South San Francisco brewery previously mentioned on tablehopper, is now softly open, according to Facebook. For now, it’s just beer, but food should be added in early October. Here is the list of beers on offer, and they’ve got a beer garden for enjoying the warm weather too. Soft opening hours are Wed-Fri 5pm-10pm, Sat-Sun 12pm-10pm. 415 Grand Ave. at Maple, 415-745-2739.

The newest location of Onigilly. Photo courtesy of Onigilly.

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