After mentioning the rumored closing of HAMA-KO, more details are emerging on Chowhound. According to a poster, “They are actually closing due to some sort of dispute with their landlord … In any case, they are definitely not (yet) retiring: she said that they are looking for a new space, preferably something a little smaller.” 108 Carl St. at Cole, 415-753-6808.
Also on Chowhound: seems LAI HONG LOUNGE, the dim sum spot that took over the Lichee Garden (RIP) space in Chinatown, is a branch of the fab Hong Kong Lounge on Geary. Yup, gotta check it out! 1416 Powell St. at Broadway, 415-397-2290.
After reporting on the closure of SUSHI GROOVE in Russian Hill awhile back, now open in its place is ELEPHANT SUSHI. 1916 Hyde St. at Green, 415-440-1905.
Eater mentions CONAM, the latest project from Kiet Truong (Region, Unicorn), is now open on Polk Street in the former Tajine. As previously mentioned on tablehopper, look for rustic Vietnamese dishes from chef Andy Ngyuen; Eater mentions “everything from ‘wraps and rolls,’ to skewers, clay pots, rice plates, and sautés along with some atypical finds” and nothing is more than $16. Open Tue-Sun 11:30am-2pm and 5pm-10pm. 1653 Polk St. at Clay, 415-292-6161.
The sushi at Hama-Ko. Yelp photo by Jerome, Jerome T.