The Outer Sunset under-the-radar Xi’an restaurant (and recent Eater 38 pick) Terra Cotta Warrior has quietly closed. According to a sign posted on the door, the restaurant closed on Tuesday, May 31 "for innovations" and will reopen on Monday, August 1, but under new management.
Terra Cotta Warrior made a name for itself in the San Francisco Asian scene for offering a niche of Chinese cuisine — Shaanxi/Xi'an food (spicy, sour Chinese) — that isn’t commonly seen in this city. Its hand-pulled noodles, braised spicy fish, and spicy tripe and tendon were all incredibly spicy and delicious (and rang up under $10), so it will be interesting to see under what form they return. Stay tuned for more details.