A reader tipped us off to a liquor license activity for a new Japanese restaurant coming to town, in the former Buck Tavern space. It’s called SHIDO and comes from partners Karina, Jessica, Kevin, and Willson Ma. We had a chance to catch up with Karina, who says that the space is still under construction but will be opening around mid- to late July. Willson is the chef, and the menu is still being worked out, but you’ll find bento boxes, teriyaki, and some sushi at lunch, with a slightly different menu at dinner. They aim to make the space welcoming and comfortable for all ages, including families with children. We’ll update as we hear more. 1655 Market St. at Gough.
Food truck KUNG FU TACOS is getting ready to open their first brick-and-mortar location on Wednesday May 28th in Daly City. The Asian-style taco slingers are known for their “Asian Asada” carnitas tacos, which will be on the menu, along with Asian-influenced burritos, bowls, and nachos. All salsas and guacamole will be housemade, and the naturally raised meat choices include char siu pork, nunchuk chicken, and mu shu vegetables. The new spot is located in the Serramonte Mall, and will offer fast-casual service, along with beer on tap and four televisions playing sports. 59A Serramonte Center at Junipero Serra, Daly City, 650-731-4932.
Chowhounders report that Mountain View ramen shop RAMEN SHALALA looks to be expanding into Japantown. ABC activity seems to confirm the news, and a sign in the window says it will be opening Monday May 26th. 1737 Buchanan St. at Sutter.
The Asian Asada taco from Kung Fu Tacos. Yelp photo by Charmaine L.