No better way to welcome the new year than to report that Tadu Ethiopian Kitchen is set to reopen their Tenderloin location. Giving every San Franciscan a taste of East Africa, Tadu has become a cherished spot in a city with a growing presence of different East African restaurants. Ethiopian cuisine characteristically consist of vegetables and spicy meat dishes (usually in the form of a thick stew), served atop injera (a large sourdough flatbread). The menu is full of a variety of flavorful dishes like veggie gomen (collard greens) and beef tibs, a sautéed beef with spices and vegetables. The name ’Tadu’ originated from the owners grandmother, Tadelech Oda, where they utilize her recipes to bring you the authentic flavors of Ethiopian cuisine. Tadu's Ellis and Leavenworth Street location is set to reopen in early 2022.
Cuban and Colombian classics are the highlight at Chao Pescao, offering everything from Colombian empanadas vallunas made with masa to bistec de palomilla. The restaurant focuses on the family recipes of founder and owner Rene Denis, inspired by his own Cuban-Colombian upbringing. The dishes are refreshing and filling, highlighting the rich culinary diversity and flavors of the region. His late grandmother's black bean recipe comes with every entree in an homage to his Cuban heritage. Go check them out at Mcallister and Larkin Street.
There’s a new sushi restaurant in town, and they’re doing everything they can to make it your new go-to spot. They have a wide selection of hot and cold dishes, such as their dengaku eggplant or their toro tartare. To give you even more options, they have a full bar featuring a selection of over 80 different types of whiskey. The inside is modern and cozy, with slatted screens separating the whiskey tasting lounge in the back, which features low couches and live music — perfect for a date night or a friends night out. Sushi Sato might be the perfect sushi spot you’ve been looking for. Go check them out at Polk and Post Street.