The Design District has long been something of a ghost town at night, after the showrooms have closed. Due partially to a lack of residential housing, the area is now undergoing a condo boom, and with it comes the arrival of eating places. That influx includes another restaurant from Omakase Restaurant Group (ORG), which is behind nearby Omakase, Okane, and newly announced Dumpling Time.
According to the SF Chronicle, ORG owner Kash Feng is planning a (yet unnamed) yakiniku and whisky restaurant, an udon shop, and a butcher shop to go into the bottom of One Henry Adams, a brand new condo development that opened to residents in November. The apartments are high-end, modern, and target the tech crowd that also works in the neighborhood, at places like Zynga and Airbnb, with prices ranging from $3,085 for a studio to $6,175 for a three bedroom.
There’ll also be a 3,600-square-foot offshoot of The Grove, SF’s quick service mini-chain that has locations around the city. Including last year’s addition of Bellota at 888 Brannan (also the location of SF’s GiftCenter and Jewelry Mart), Omakase and Okane on Townsend, and the promise of Dumpling Time, the neighborhood has shown significant growth in the past few years.
“I have been literally watching this neighborhood growing and changing,” Feng told the Chron. “I personally think there is a lot more room to grow for late-night dining and nightlife, more bars and dining destinations.”
Details are scarce on the project right now, but it’s set for an opening sometime this fall. Stay tuned for more.