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James Syhabout To Open Hawker Fare Street Food Restaurant

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James Syhabout, who has a Michelin star for his balletic work at Oakand's Commis and joined Food & Wine's Best New Chef party last year, will do street food next. GrubStreet reports this morning on Hawker Fare, an Asian rice-bowl-centric, casual restaurant that, permits pending, should open in downtown Oakland in the next month. Everything on the menu will cost less than $10. The concept clearly has a lot of meaning for Syhabout. The space, which last housed Manyda Thai Cuisine, is actually the former home of a restaurant his mother owned for seven years when he was growing up. And the Hawker Fare -- did we notice this name has a very nice ring to it? -- menu headlines with a version of Thai kao mun gai, a dish that represents his Thai roots. When Hawker Fare opens, Syhabout will continue to live and breathe Commis for the most part as Justin Yu, who's resume includes Laiola and Quince, will run the kitchen. The restaurant will be open weekdays for lunch and Monday through Saturday for dinner. It will be BYOB at the start. [Update: As SFoodie so kindly points out, it was actually our Grubby friend that broke the story. The post has been updated accordingly.]

· James Syhabout to Open Asian Street Food Eatery: Hawker Fare [GrubStreet]
· James Syhabout to open Hawker Fare, a new Oakland restaurant in his mom’s old restaurant [ISSF]
· All Previous James Syhabout Coverage [~ ESF ~]

Hawker Fare

2300 Webster Street, Oakland, CA 94612 510 832 8896

Hawker Fare

2300 Webster Street, San Francisco, CA

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