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Pollo a la brasa
Pollo a la brasa

Kaiyo SoMa Set for Summer Opening

Kaiyo is officially coming to the SoMa district, ready to showcase the diversity of Nikkei (Japanese & Peruvian) cuisine. At Kaiyo, you'll find everything from sushi and empanadas to ceviche and a yakitori cart. The restaurant will also offer a unique cocktail experience that will keep you coming back for more, with various Japanese beers, whiskey, and specialty cocktails offered. Kaiyo SoMa will be located on the ground floor of the Hyatt Plaza Hotel and is scheduled to open later this summer.

Montescaro Pinsa
Montescaro Pinsa

Montescaro Opens Second Location

Italian spot Montescaro is opening a second location in the Marina District, spreading the joy of their signature pinsas (Roman-style flatbread) to more neighborhoods. The pinsas are similar to pizza’s but are made from soy, rice, and wheat flour, with a crispy outside and soft fluffy inside. On the menu, you’ll find everything from pasta dishes and lamb chops to roasted chicken and grilled octopus. To explore Roman flavors and see how many pinsas you can handle, find Montescaro at the corner of Steiner and Lombard Street.

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Dragon fruit latte
Dragon fruit latte

Not Latte Opens New Location

Ha Tea in the Richmond District is now Not Latte  — making it the second location of the fruit latte shop. Not Latte serves up fresh seasonal fruits and freshly roasted coffee stirred together, resulting in a cup with fruit at the bottom and coffee on top. The latte shop was launched to cater to people who desire all things fresh — whether it's fresh fruits, coffee, or pastries. Not Latte offers bold and unique drinks for you to explore, one of their most popular is the banana fruit, which consists of fresh bananas, ice, gusto crema Italian blend coffee and your choice of milk, all slowly stirred together. Alongside drinks featuring fruits like durian and mango, Not Latte also offers snacks, coconut lattes and espresso. To discover more fruit flavors, their second location is at the corner of 6th Avenue and Clement Street.

Souvla menu items
Souvla menu items

Souvla Opens in Dogpatch

Greek eatery Souvla just opened its biggest location in Dogpatch. The restaurant has 60 seats, a wine bar, and an expanded menu — offering sandwiches, salads, appetizers, and a selection of wine, beer, and Greek frozen yogurt. The menu will still feature classics like the chicken sandwich, full of tender pulled chicken, topped with fennel, pea sprouts, orange, pickled onion, and Mizithra cheese, all wrapped in a warm fluffy pita. Alongside their sandwiches and salads, Souvla is also famous for its creamy frozen Greek yogurt, with honey, baklava, and olive oil just some of the flavors offered. To try all their classics and more, check out their location at 3rd and 22nd Street.

Mezze platter
Mezze platter

Mission District Welcomes Newest Lebanese Restaurant

Mezze and Mooore is a new Lebanese restaurant that opened in the Mission District serving an extensive mezze menu (tapas-style appetizers) that will satisfy any craving. The restaurant showcases traditional Lebanese dishes like hummus, baba ganoush, shawarma wraps, and tabouli salad. Check them out on Guerrero Street in San Francisco for a taste of Beirut by the Bay.

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Grilled avocado
Grilled avocado

Maybeck's Reopens in the Marina District

Maybeck's reopened in the Marina District after over a year-long hiatus. The restaurant serves a California-inspired menu showcasing seasonal ingredients and Japanese flavors. You can expect a new menu of refined dishes, handmade fresh pasta, and some of their signature dishes like grilled avocado and watermelon gazpacho. To try their new menu, check them out at the intersection of Lombard and Scott Street.

Adeni chai
Adeni chai

San Francisco's First Yemeni Coffee House Opens in SoMa

Delah Coffee is a Yemeni coffee house that opened its doors in the SoMa District — making it San Francisco's first Yemeni coffee house. On the menu, you'll find a variety of drinks, Medjool dates, and small bites. Try their signature drink, the Yemeni latte, a dark roasted, heavily spiced brew with cinnamon and cardamom mixed with steamed milk. Find them at the intersection of 4th and Clara Street in the SoMa District to try some of Yemen's best.

Reem's menu items
Reem's menu items

From Beirut to the Bay: Reem's California Set to Open New Location

If you've ever wondered what a Levantine breakfast and lunch look like, you're in luck. Beloved Mission bakery Reem's California is opening up another location at The Ferry Building, offering wraps, dips, desserts, and baked goods. At Reem's, expect to find everything from baklava and oven-baked flatbreads to hummus, falafel salads, and everything in between. Make sure to keep an out for their upcoming opening to get a taste of Beirut in the Bay.

Variety of menu items
Variety of menu items

Terrene Opens Inside of 1 Hotel San Francisco

Terrene recently opened inside the 1 Hotel, serving a variety of local, organic, and sustainably-sourced dishes throughout the day. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You'll find everything from sweet potato waffles and pastries to an array of salads, sandwiches, and entrees on the menu. Additionally, Terrene features a variety of local breweries and wineries with a selection of organic and Napa Green certified wines for you to enjoy. Check them out inside the 1 Hotel to celebrate the best produce the Bay Area offers.

Lamb dosa
Lamb dosa

The Mission Has a New Dosa Spot

Aaha Indian cuisine is a Mission District favorite in the making. Brought to you by the same team behind Adithi (also in the Mission District), Aaha delivers authentic North and South Indian cuisine. Their dosas are a specialty, with various fillings from masala vegetables to succulent lamb curry. The dosas are the perfect mix of light, crispy, and chewy, with one even being the size and shape of a traffic cone. The tandoori pomfret is a menu highlight for many customers and is rarely found at other restaurants. Aaha is no frills, with a small dining room and outdoor seating, so when you’re in the mood for authentic and flavorful Indian food, swing by Aaha Indian Cuisine.

New El Chato location
New El Chato location

Mission District Welcomes El Chato

El Chato will be your new favorite spot if you’re craving a pintxo, patatas bravas, or a glass of Iberian wine. ‘El Chato’ is a colloquial term for a buddy, so you know it will be the go-to spot for you and all your friends. Owners Erin Rickenbaker and Rafa Saenz promise the music will always be lively, and the wine will always flow. So for good music, wine, and bites, check out El Chato at 2301 Bryant Street.

Detroit-style-pizza
Detroit-style-pizza

Pie Punks Opens in SoMa

Can’t choose between deep-dish and thin crust? Check out Pie Punks in SoMa. Unlike most pizza restaurants, Pie Punks serves three types of pizza: 12-inch New York-style rounds, 8x10 Detroit-style deep-dish, and thin Grandma squares. They also specialize in tiki drinks — offering nine signature cocktails alongside beer and wine. For the perfect slice of pizza and a refreshing drink to go with it, check them out at 2nd and Minna Street in the SoMa District.

Dumpling Kitchen Storefront
Dumpling Kitchen Storefront

Dumpling Kitchen Comes to the Castro

Great news for dumpling enthusiasts in the Castro! A second Dumpling Kitchen location is scheduled to open in late August in the Castro District, taking the place of Puerto Vallarta inspired bar Papi Rico. Since 2011, Dumpling Kitchen has been a long-standing favorite on Taraval Street’s “dumpling row”. While most Chinese restaurants in San Francisco serve Cantonese or North Chinese fare, Dumpling Kitchen sets itself apart by serving Shanghai-style dishes. Some customer favorites include Shanghai-style Xiao Long Bao: warm, delicate pockets of flavorful meat and broth, as well as Pan-Fried Pork Buns that strike a perfect balance between tender and crispy. The new location will highlight the on-site dumpling production process and allow customers to view dumplings being made in real time!

Farmhouse Thai
Farmhouse Thai

Farmhouse Thai Menu Refresh

In the mood for Thai? Farmhouse Kitchen presents a huge menu filled with classic and innovative Thai inspired dishes including: curry spiced short rib that falls off the bone and Hat Yai Fried Chicken which comes paired with vibrant blue rice. Owner, Kasem “Pop” Saengsawang’s goal is to make sure that “people get enough spice.” Farmhouse delivers on this promise starting from its trendy interior, bright flowers adorn corners and ornate gold light fixtures call back to traditional Thai decor. The cocktails served at Farmhouse feature unique ingredients like spicy fish oil and fried grasshopper that are sure to give you an extra kick. Between the explosively flavorful dishes, drinks and all else that this restaurant offers, visiting Farmhouse Thai is always a good idea!

Topogato Chocolates
Topogato Chocolates

Topogato: A New Chocolate Shop

Opening a box of Topogato chocolates is akin to opening a jewelry box. With a variety of colors blinking up at you and demanding your attention, it’s hard to believe that it’s all made of chocolate. The owner team of Italian-trained chocolatier Simon Brown and designer Beau Monroe have been serving up unique flavor and visual treats through their online store since 2020. Highlights of the menu include a gorgeous Coconut Passionfruit Chocolate Bar and a Cherry Shiso Balsamic Truffle that looks like a glittering ruby. Brown and Monroe are now taking Topogato to the next level by opening a physical store walking distance from Union Square. While the location is currently only used for production, they plan to build up to a full scale retail location within the next year!

Interior
Interior

Chinese-American Fusion Mamahuhu Opens Their Second Location in Noe Valley

Mamahuhu may be a Chinese expression for “so-so” however the food is anything but mediocre. Renowned for its signature dish, a luscious and flavorful mapo tofu and the customer favorite sweet and spicy chicken sando, the restaurant is the chef Brandon Jew’s ode to Chinese-American cuisine. The restaurant opens into a vibrant passageway leading up to the cash register where diners can order and have their food brought to a table of their choice. Diners enjoy the bright aesthetic of the restaurant, fine details that belay meticulous curation, and most importantly, the sheer flavor packed into each dish. Mamahuhu opened its first location in Inner Richmond during 2020, and now the team is gearing up for the opening of their second location in Noe Valley by the end of this year!

Yellow Moto Pizza Slice
Yellow Moto Pizza Slice

Flour+Water Pizzeria Rebrands to Yellow Moto Pizzeria

Love Flour+Water Pizzeria? Then you’ll love Yellow Moto Pizzeria, a rebrand of your favorite led by original co-founder David White from the Flour+Water Group, and a more casual iteration of the former space. Both bright and quirky, White’s preferred mode of transport, a zippy yellow motorcycle, inspired the store’s aesthetic and new name. The menu will have some of your former favorites like the thin-crust Neapolitan, and a new emphasis on lightness like the English Pea Arancini antipasti or the unique and bright Clam Pie. The biggest addition to the physical space of the store is a full bar with both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks on the menu. Come by and grab a slice of Yellow Moto's flavorful pizza or a creative signature cocktail.