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The San Francisco Restaurants That Opened in 2018

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Liz Birnbaum


SAN JOSE — Westgate West Shopping Center at 5399 Prospect Road got a new Super Duper Burgers.

BERNAL HEIGHTS Mix Traditions is open at 800 Cortland Avenue, serving cafe staples like caffeinated beverages and pastries alongside a full, all-day menu.

SAN JOSE — 42-year-old stromboli destination Tony Di Maggio’s Pizza has expanded with a second location in downtown San Jose at 155 W. San Fernando Street.

SAN LEANDRO — French patisserie Atelier Colibri is open at 138 Pelton Center Way with traditional pastries and more unusual treats like cruffins.

SANTA CRUZ — Alderwood Santa Cruz is open at 155 Walnut Avenue with steak, oysters, and more French-influenced fare.

NORTH BEACH — HolyCraft Brewery Taproom has opened its first taproom and production brewery at 787 Broadway, the former Sip Bar & Lounge space.

RUSSIAN HILL — Abrazo is open at 2000 Hyde Street, the former Zarzuela space, with Mediterranean and Spanish flavors.

DOGPATCH — All the servers are sommeliers at Ungrafted, a new wine bar and restaurant open at 2419 3rd Street.

MISSION — The Bar Agricole team’s long-awaited rum-focused bar, Obispo, is now open at 3266 24th Street.

TENDERLOIN — The Future Bars team has followed Pagan Idol with another tiki noir bar: Zombie Village at 441 Jones Street.

FISHERMAN’S WHARF — Modesto’s Mango Crazy has expanded to San Francisco, at 51 Jefferson Street, with its best-selling mangonadas in tow.

SEBASTOPOL — Michelin-approved cocktails star at new bar and restaurant Fern Bar, at 6780 Depot Street, Suite 120.

CHINATOWN — Rolled ice cream spot Magical Ice Cream is open at 900 Grant Avenue.

SOMA — The fifth location of Mission-born Pizzeria Delfina is now open at 688 Mission Street.

LOS ALTOS — Palo Alto-born mini chain Coupa Cafe has opened a new location at the Colonnade apartment complex, 4748 El Camino Real.

WEST PORTAL — Franco’s Latin Table is now open in the former Fresca space at 24 West Portal Avenue, specializing in modern Peruvian cuisine with Mexican and Central American influences.

TENDERLOIN — After a three-year absence, beer bar Amsterdam Cafe is back at a new location, 930 Geary Street.

OUTER MISSION — New bubble tea shop TS Cafe is open at 4754 Mission Street.

BERKELEYPassione Caffe is open serving pastries, panini, focaccia, salads, pasta, pizza, and coffee in the former PiqIQ space at 91 Shattuck Avenue.

EXCELSIOR — The neighborhood has a new Vietnamese restaurant, at 4845 Mission Street in the former Mission Noodle House space, called Ty Pho.

RUSSIAN HILL — Dinner comes with a show at Berber, a massive new North African restaurant at 1516 Broadway.

EMERYVILLE — Marshawn Lynch’s Rob Ben’s Restaurant and Lounge is open at 3627 San Pablo Avenue with soul food and a Beastmode Platter.

RICHMOND — Asian-American bakery pop-up Breadbelly has opened its first brick-and-mortar at 1408 Clement Street.

SANTA CLARA — Westfield Valley Mall is now home to the second stateside Ramen Nagi, a popular Japanese ramen chain.

PALO ALTO — Get all the babka you can handle at the newly opened bakery Babka by Ayelet, at 855 El Camino Real.

PALO ALTO — The Bay Area’s first Shake Shack is open — OMG! — at the Stanford Shopping Center (180 El Camino Real, Suite #950). Prepare to wait in line for hours.

OAKLANDJavi’s Cooking opened at 3446 Market Street, the former Locol space in West Oakland, with lots of empanadas.

OAKLAND — The former Shalimar Garden space at 3814 Piedmont Avenue has quickly been transformed into Thai Taste Kitchen.

REDWOOD CITY — Wine bar Bottle Shop is now open at 2627 Broadway in downtown Redwood City.

INNER RICHMOND — A new Hong Kong-style cafe, Sweet Mango Dessert Cafe, is open at 5217 Geary Boulevard with mango-flavored treats.

INNER SUNSET Zhuo Kitchen has landed in the former Meshi Sushi space at 1380 9th Avenue with a creative Chinese menu.

TENDERLOIN — The former Chairman Bao spot at 670 Larkin Street is now Paper Rooster, serving Chinese-influenced sandwiches.

ALAMEDA — A celebrity bartender is behind Town Tavern, a new cocktail and small bites destination on the downtown strip at 1437 Park Street.

FIDI — SF’s third Bluestone Lane, the Aussie-style cafe, is now open at 225 Bush Street

FISHERMAN’S WHARF — A new Indian restaurant, Amirah, has taken over the Passion Peruana space at 993 N. Point Street.

ALAMEDA — The team behind Scolari’s Good Eats has opened a new downtown Alameda restaurant with a distinctly East Coast flavor: Marley G’s Pizzeria (1330 Park Street), with stromboli, pizza, and chicken parm subs.

TENDERLOIN — The owners of South San Francisco’s Siam Spoon have opened a new restaurant, Ping Yang Thai Grill & Dessert, in the former Little Henry’s space at 955 Larkin Street.

CASTROGai is open in the former Sofia Cafe space, 3463 16th Street, with Thai, Vietnamese, or Chinese versions of chicken and rice.

FISHERMAN’S WHARF — The owners of Carmel Pizza Company have opened a wine bar, Altalena Vinoteca, at 448 Beach Street.

MOUNTAIN VIEW Caspian Restaurant is now open at 1910 El Camino Real, Suite D, replacing Kabobs & Pupuseria with Iranian flavors.

BERKELEY — Another Bay Area location of Matiki Island BBQ & Brew has opened at 1828 Euclid Avenue, following the Southern California restaurant’s expansion into San Jose.

JAPANTOWN — The Hinata team has opened Sasa, serving a mix of sushi and modern Japanese eats, in Japan Center.

SOMAEl Pípila, from chef Guadalupe Guerrero, has opened at 879 Brannan Street, serving the cuisine of Guanajuato, Mexico.

CASTRO — Sausalito’s Sushi Ran team has opened Izakaya Sushi Ran in the former Nomica space at 2223 Market Street.

LOWER PACIFIC HEIGHTS — The 1881 Restaurant at the Mansion on Sutter is open at 1409 Sutter Street, serving Californian-French cuisine in a regal dining room.

SOMABanh Mi King is now open at 180 Howard Street, providing another affordable lunch option to workers in the neighborhood.

FIDI — Health-oriented organic food and juice chain Urban Remedy opened another post at 181 Fremont.

OAKLAND — The team behind dive bar Heart and Dagger Saloon has opened another low-key bar called The Amplifier at 1741 San Pablo Avenue.

FIDI — Michael Mina’s massive Hawaiian restaurant Trailblazer Tavern is open in Salesforce East.

SACRAMENTO — Oliver Ridgeway’s Camden Spit & Larder is open at 555 Capitol Mall, Suite 100, channeling the farm-focused cuisine the city does best as well as the chef’s British roots.

SAN MATEO — Ramen stall Kuro-Obi, a new casual spin-off of Japan’s famed Ippudo chain, opened its second US location in Hillsdale Shopping Center.

SAN MATEO Uncle Tetsu Japanese Cheesecake has opened its first Northern California post in Hillsdale Shopping Center, and it’s something of a global phenomenon.

SACRAMENTO — The Bank, Sacramento’s first food hall set inside a historic, 102-year-old bank building, is open, with three bars and several spaces for restaurants.

PALO ALTO — Bay Area sandwich chain Ike’s Place is now open at 401 Lytton Avenue, after more than three years of anticipation.

OAKLAND — After struggling with a landlord in Mountain View, Bierhaus has officially packed up and settled into 360 40th Street in Temescal with German beer and food.

NOB HILL — Yemeni-influenced, Middle Eastern fusion restaurant Saha has returned to its previous home in Hotel Carlton.

CAMPBELL — The third Manresa Bread is open at 195 E. Campbell Avenue. Unlike the other locations, this one is an all-day cafe with a full food menu and bar.

BERKELEY — Cal-Italian restaurant Creekwood is officially open at 3121 Sacramento Street. The restaurant was five years in the making.

SONOMASweet Pea Bake Shop is open at 720 West Napa Street in downtown Sonoma with classic French pastries, sourdough English muffins, and more.

PALO ALTO — Portland’s Salt & Straw has opened its fourth scoop shop at 250 University Avenue.

OAKLAND — Polk Street Vietnamese restaurant Co Nam opened a second location at 3936 Telegraph Avenue in Temescal, specializing in south Vietnamese street food.

OAKLAND — From the same family behind Marica in Rockridge, Pizza Marica has opened in the same space (5301 College Avenue) with a different focus: thin-crust pizzas.

OAKLANDKultmix is open at 304 10th Street in Chinatown. The Asian fusion menu includes pho burritos, chicken tamales, and corn with Cheetos offered alongside spring rolls, skewers, rice plates, and pho.

SAN JOSEJackie’s Place is now open at 655 N 6th Street with barbecue, fried chicken, and oxtails.

MISSION — Contemporary dim sum has come to the Mission with the opening of Pushcart Fare, in the former Futo Sushi Burrito space at 3224 22nd Street.

BERNAL HEIGHTS — Prepare to wait in line at RakiRaki Ramen & Tsukemen at 3282 Mission Street. It’s the fourth location for the San Diego-based restaurant.

OAKLANDBurlap Coffee is now open just steps away from the MacArthur BART station in Temescal in the former Cafe Maricela space at 511 40th Street.

CIVIC CENTERBeyond Burma is open at 154 McAllister Street. Beyond Burma’s menu is a little more creative than most of the Bay Area’s Burmese spots, with dishes like “Burmese ramen” with a coconut chicken curry soup.

SAN RAMON — Berkeley’s supremely popular Fieldwork Brewing opened a new location at City Center Bishop Ranch.

SONOMA — Sonoma got a new modern, all-day diner with Mint and Liberty, which comes from the same owners as Sonoma’s Sunflower Caffe. The location at 19101 Sonoma Highway used to house Breakaway Cafe.

EMERYVILLE — A former French Laundry chef is serving barbecue by the pound at Pig in a Pickle in Emeryville Public Market. It’s the second location for the Marin County restaurant.

FIDI — Interactive omakase with gold-tipped chopsticks has arrived thanks to The Shota, now open at 115 Sansome Street.

OAKLAND — Former pop-up FOB Kitchen is open at 5179 Telegraph Avenue, bringing traditional Filipino food to Temescal in the former Juhu Beach Club space.

CONCORD — SoCal-founded Mexican restaurant Puesto expands its taco empire with a second Bay Area location at 2035 Diamond Boulevard.


FIDI — Concord’s Out the Dough has expanded into SF with a location at 28 Trinity Place, slinging scoops of raw cookie dough.

OUTER SUNSET Golden Crab House is open serving Vietnamese whole crab at 1830 Irving Street in the former Nami Ramen Bar space in the Outer Sunset.

WALNUT CREEKGinger’s Gelato is open at 2238 Oak Grove Road, with organic gelato, espresso, and cookies.

SANTA ROSABollywood Bar & Clay Oven is open at 535 4th Street, with modern Idnain fare from a James Beard Award finalist.

OAKLAND — Another Blue Bottle Coffee has landed at 4001 Piedmont Avenue.

CASTRO — Unsurprisingly, pho is the speciality at Pho 335, now open at 335 Noe Street, in the former Mr. Fu Kitchen space.

SAN LEANDROAs Kneaded Bakery, which is devoted entirely to bread, is open at 585 Victoria Court.

MISSION — Food, drinks, and activism collide at Manny’s, now open at 3092 16th Street with food from Farming Hope and Frena Bakery.

BERKELEYGordito Amigos is now open in Berkeley’s former Gordo Taqueria space at 2404 Telegraph Avenue, serving tacos and burritos with “California flair.”

BERKELEYChina Center is now open at 2142 Center Street near the UC Berkeley campus, with lunch plates from a steam table starting at $5.99 as well as a Cantonese menu.

OAKLAND — East Oakland has a new spot for hot dogs and sausages: Dogtown Sausage at 5916 International Boulevard.

MISSION — The old Ken Ken Ramen spot at 3378 18th Street is now Ramenwell, with three different broths at chasu pork smoked by 4505 Meats.

KENTFIELD — Marin’s newest dining destination is here: Guesthouse is open at 850 College Avenue, with a former Picco chef.

MOUNTAIN VIEW — Everything is a trio at Flights Mountain View, now open at 800 California Street, Suite 100, following locations in Burlingame, Los Gatos, and Campbell.

BERKELEY — Charlie Hallowell, the chef widely accused of sexual harassment, opened pizza and pasta restaurant Western Pacific at 2286 Shattuck Avenue.

LOWER NOB HILL — Le Marais opened its third and biggest, 3,000-square-foot bakery at 1138 Sutter Street.

ALAMEDA — The Monkey King owners opened Alameda Scoop, a gelato shop with Asian flavors and tasting flights, at 1708 Park Street.


OAKLAND — Montreal-style bagel purveyor Beauty’s Bagels has opened a second location in Uptown at 1700 Franklin Street.

CASTRO — German-inspired cafe Mauerpark is now open at 500 Church Street, serving daily specials like currywurst alongside coffee, German beer, and wine.

EMERYVILLE — The latest business to open in Public Market Emeryville is Public Bar by Blush, with 99 bottles of beer and semi-frozen slush cocktails.

CIVIC CENTER — Bi-Rite Cafe opened at 52 Grove Street, bringing its soft serve, coffee, and sandwiches to a new neighborhood.

SOMA — Futuristic gaming lounge Platform 248 is open at 248 9th Street, with board games, VR games, boba tea, and Asian snacks to fuel gamers all day long.

FIDI — Amazon Go, a store mostly dedicated to grab-and-go food, is open at 300 California Street. There’s sushi, meal kits, and sandwiches, but no cashiers.

SACRAMENTO — Drake’s Brewing Co. has opened Drake’s Barn, a two-acre site and architectural landmark with a beer garden and full-service New Haven-style pizza restaurant called PizzaSmith.

ALAMEDA — Thai standards and some Lao dishes are now available at Thai House Barn at 1319 Park Street.

WEST PORTAL — Hawaii’s Captain Kona Cafe is open at 393 W. Portal Avenue, serving American and Italian breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

NORTH BEACHCaptain Kona Cafe also opened at 500 Columbus Avenue in the former Caffe Delucchi space.

MORAGA — The East Bay got another location of Rockridge’s hit Noodle Theory. This time, it’s in Moraga’s Rheem Center at 376 Park Street.

BERKELEY — European-style bakery Lavender Bakery & Cafe is open at 1820 Solano Avenue.

BAYVIEW — Coffee, food, and books are now available at Word. A Cafe, 5113 3rd Street.

LAKESIDE — Find Mexican-American brunch at Lucho’s, now open at 2675 Ocean Avenue.

MISSION — Burlingame’s Shabu House brought another location to 1050 Valencia Street, specializing in the Japanese style of hot pot.

LOWER HAIGHT Kibatsu is open and bringing sushi to the former Lodge on Haight space, at 400 Haight Street.

OAKLAND — Guru Curry House has replaced High Peaks Kitchen at 391 Grand Avenue near Lake Merritt. It serves a similar menu of Indian staples.

SONOMARussian River Brewing Co. has opened its huge new Windsor brewery, tasting room, restaurant, and beer garden.

SFO — Bay Area chain Super Duper Burgers added a location in terminal 3, serving burgers, sandwiches, and breakfast to hungry travelers.

MISSION — The Trick Dog team has opened a tropical disco party of a bar with Bon Voyage at 584 Valencia Street, where you can order cocktails and dumplings under an elephant sculpture.

NORTH BEACH — Vermicelli bowls, pho, and garlic noodles are on offer at Kim Sanh, a Vietnamese spot at 620 Broadway.

MISSIONSake Bomb is now open at 2878 24th Street, offering a variety of nigiri, sashimi, rolls, grilled skewers, and other Japanese plates in the former Ming’s Fong Lam space.

EMERYVILLEPizza Amigos has opened in the former Navi Kitchen space at 5000 Adeline Street. It also has a location in Antioch.

FILLMORE — The owner of Farmerbrown and Little Skillet has opened Isla Vida, a counter-service Afro-Caribbean grill, at 1325 Fillmore Street.

JAPANTOWN — Conveyor belt sushi is here thanks to Izumi Kaiten at 1737 Post Street.

SAN BRUNO — Hawaii’s James Beard Award-winning chef Sam Choy opened Poke to the Max at 629 San Mateo Avenue. Unlike most Bay Area poke shops, this is not a build-your-own sort of place, and other Hawaiian plates are also available.

MISSION — Anthony Strong’s modern Italian restaurant Prairie has opened at 3431 19th Street.

GHIRARDELLI SQUARE Pico Latin Street Food is open at 900 North Point Street

GHIRARDELLI SQUARE The Cheese School of San Francisco has moved to new, much more spacious digs at 900 North Point Street. In addition to classroom space, the new setup includes a cafe and retail cheese shop.

FINANCIAL DISTRICT — After much anticipation, East Coast chain Luke’s Lobster SF is open at 92 2nd Street, bringing buttery lobster and crab rolls to the West Coast.

TENDERLOIN — Kitschy bar Young’s Kung Fu Action Theatre & Laundry, from Sam Young, owner of Boogie Nights-inspired Polk Street dive bar Kozy Kar, is open at 841 Larkin Street.

SOMA — The second SOMA Eats, another hybrid cafe and bar, is serving Middle Eastern eats all day at 121 Spear Street.

OAKLAND — Mid-century dinner party-themed Bardo Lounge & Supper Club is now open at 3343 Lakeshore Avenue, serving themed bites and cocktails downstairs and tasting menus upstairs.

OAKLAND — Taiwanese bubble tea shop OneZo has opened its first U.S. location in Oakland’s Chinatown at 362 8th Street, Unit A. It’s known for making its own boba in-house daily.


FINANCIAL DISTRICT — East Coast, women-focused co-working space The Wing opened at 115 Sansome Street with a cafe and restaurant in tow for members.

SEBASTOPOL — Farmers market stand The Farmer’s Wife opened a brick-and-mortar, serving delightful sandwiches, soups, salads, and breakfast at 6760 McKinley Street, Suite 120.

BERKELEY — Temescal’s popular Korean restaurant Pyeong Chang Tofu House has expanded to 1269 University Avenue.

MENLO PARK — Located inside the Park James Hotel, Californian restaurant Oak + Violet is open at 1400 El Camino Real.

STONESTOWNShihlin Taiwanese Street Snacks has arrived at San Francisco’s Stonestown Galleria bearing its signature giant chicken cutlets. Find them at 3251 20th Avenue.

OAKLAND — After operating successfully in Kensington for six years, Benchmark Oakland has arrived in Old Oakland with neo-Neapolitan pizza. It’s located at 499 9th Street.

PLEASANT HILL — Israel-based mini burger chain Burgerim is now open in the Crossroads Shopping Center at 2314 Monument Boulevard.

SFO — Tenderloin soul food spot Farmerbrown has expanded with a second location in San Francisco International Airport’s Terminal 1.

BERKELEY — Enedina Taqueria is now open at 3001 Telegraph Avenue, on the edge of the Elmwood neighborhood.

BURLINGAME — The third Bay Area location — and first on the Peninsula — of Portland-based ice cream shop Salt & Straw opened at 1309 Burlingame Avenue.

EMERYVILLE — There’s a new stall at the Public Market: NabiQ, simple menu of Korean meats with rice and vegetables.

BERKELEYIjo Izakaya is now open at 1463 Shattuck Avenue, the former Toyo Japanese Restaurant space.

CHINATOWN — Z & Y Restaurant has opened a sister restaurant, Z & Y Bistro, at 606 Jackson Street, with a sleek decor and mix of Chinese and Japanese dishes.

UNION SQUAREFreds San Francisco at Barneys New York is now open for power lunches on the sixth floor of the upscale department store at 77 O’Farrell.

BERKELEY — San Jose-based chain TZONE is open at 2328 Telegraph Avenue near the Cal campus with a menu of teas and fried snacks.

OAKLAND — A new It’s a Grind franchise opened in East Oakland at 2521 Seminary Avenue.

OAKLANDYammy’s Café & Deli is open in Old Oakland right by Swan’s Market at 542 9th Street. It offers Ethiopian dishes as well as American lunch standards.

WALNUT CREEK — Napa-based Heritage Eats has entered the East Bay with an eclectic, internationally-inspired menu of sandwiches, salads, and other casual fare. Find it at 12 Broadway Lane.

ALAMEDA — Hawaiian lunch plate spot Honolulu BBQ has arrived at 845 Marina Village Parkway.

WALNUT CREEK — San Diego’s Mike Hess Brewing has opened its first Bay Area location at 2313 Oak Grove Road.


EMBARCADEROAngler, Joshua Skenes’s follow-up to his three-Michelin-starred restaurant Saison, is open at 132 The Embarcadero. It’s “sea-life” focused and a la carte.

OAKLANDPho U is open at 6200 Claremont Avenue, bringing pho and other Vietnamese eats to Rockridge.

INNER RICHMOND — A traditional Mongolian spot called Great Mongolia Nomads Restaurant has opened at 4828 Geary Boulevard. It also serves sushi for some reason.

MID-MARKET — The former Caffe Trinity space at 1145 Market Street is now La Cuisine Cafe.

FISHERMAN’S WHARFLefty’s Ballpark Buffet & Cafe is open at 145 Jefferson Street, Suite 400, in the former Rainforest Cafe space. It’s the bigger, buffet version of classic hofbrau Lefty O’Doul’s.

NORTH BEACH Barbara Pinseria and Cocktail Bar is specializing in pinsa, a regional precursor to pizza made with a lighter crust, while next door, Barbara Express is slinging Roman pizza al taglio. Both are open at 431 Columbus.

BERKELEYThe Bear’s Lair Tavern is back open at 2465 Bancroft Way after Oakland catering company the Red Door Group took over the business and brought on David Lawrence as consulting chef.

TENDERLOIN — Classic diner Mel’s Drive-In at 1050 Van Ness Avenue has transformed into Mel’s Kitchen, a swanky restaurant serving avocado toast and $12 cocktails.

FISHERMAN’S WHARF — Part of a new shipping container development, American restaurant Fire & Brew has opened at 81 Jefferson Street with a focus on burgers and beer.

BERKELEY — Milpitas-based rolled ice cream chain Icicles opened a location at 1812 University Avenue.

BERKELEYCupcakin’ Bake Shop relocated to 2391 Telegraph Avenue.

BERKELEYVeggie Grill, the largest vegan chain in the country, is open at 48 Shattuck Square in downtown Berkeley.

COW HOLLOW — Nikkei-style dining stars at Kaiyo, a Peruvian restaurant with Japanese flavors now open at 1838 Union Street.

INNER RICHMONDLovessy Asian Fusion & Souffles Bistro is now open at 832 Clement Street, specializing in Asian-influenced souffles for dessert.

MISSION BAYPizza Squared is serving Detroit- and Sicilian-style pizza at 885 Brannan Street.

OAKLANDFig & Poe Coffee Bar is open 396 11th Street with Equator coffee and Liege waffles.

BERKELEY — The Elmwood has a new acai bowl and smoothie spot in Palm Açai Cafe at 2929 College Avenue.

OAKLAND — Two-story cocktail bar the Payback Bar is now open at 1618 Franklin Street, in the former Oakland Rec Club space.

MISSION — After a six month hiatus for renovations, Taqueria Cancun (3211 Mission Street) is back is open.

OAKLAND — A new shared commercial kitchen called the Food Foundry has opened at 2818 MacArthur Boulevard. Diners can also call in Korean and Asian fusion takeout.

BAYVIEWTato, a casual Mexican restaurant from the owner of All Good Pizza, is now open at 4608 3rd Street

MISSION — Piri piri chicken emporium Piri Pica is open at 590 Valencia Street.

PLEASANTON — Growing Japanese ramen chain JINYA Ramen Bar opened its first East Bay location at 2693 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 103.

BERKELEY — Nautically-themed, Viet-Cajun spot aptly titled Bag O’ Crab is open at 2124 Center Street.

BERKELEY — Taiwan-based chain Yifang Taiwan Fruit Tea is now open just across from the UC Berkeley campus at 2516 Bancroft Way.

OAKLANDBurrito Inn is open at 4496 Broadway in Oakland’s Temescal. The restaurant offers a mix of Korean rice bowls as well as tacos, burritos, and quesadillas stuffed with Korean meats.

LARKSPUR — The Marin Country Mart is now home to a Johnny Doughnuts, located in Building 3 in 2257 Larkspur Landing Circle.

MENLO PARK — Casual neighborhood destination — with serious fine dining credentials — Camper is open at 898 Santa Cruz Avenue.

OAKLAND — Berkeley mini-chain Sliver Pizza opened at 5132 Broadway, Suite C-102, the former Pieology space in the Ridge Shopping Center in Rockridge. It’s Sliver’s first Oakland location.

TENDERLOINMORE!jones, a Latin-Mediterranean restaurant, took over the Jones bar. It comes from Bay Area drag performer Juanita MORE!


HAYES VALLEY — Neapolitan shop Doppio Zero is open at 395 Hayes Street — it’s one of 18 California pizzerias to serve certified Vera Pizza Napoletana.

SOMA — Alexander’s Steakhouse has opened its casual spin-off ALX Gastropub at 680 Folsom Street, Suite 125. Even though it’s more casual than the original steakhouse, there are still plenty of premium ingredients — and a $35 wagyu-foie gras burger.

OAKLANDMaya Halal Taqueria is open at 346 14th Street, combining Tex Mex-style fare with halal meats.

MISSION — Ramen school and lunch restaurant the Story of Ramen is open at 3231 24th Street.

BERKELEYRush Bowls opened at 1935 Addison Street. The Colorado-based chain specializes in smoothie bowls.

MISSION — Pinball bar and Hawaiian restaurant Outer Orbit is open at 3215 Mission Street.

ALAMO SQUARE — Dinette, bakery, and follow-up to the popular Che Fico, Theorita is open at 834 Divisadero Street. There’s breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and pie all the time.

LOWER NOB HILL — Korean takeout spot KKOCHI Grilled Korean BBQ is open at 704 Post Street.

SOMA — Fast-casual Vietnamese restaurant Mr. East Kitchen is open at 276 Fifth Street, offering a mix of boba tea, avocado toast, pho, and banh mi.

ALAMEDACholita Linda, the Oakland Temescal favorite for fish tacos and Cuban eats, opened a second location at 1337 Park Street in downtown Alameda.

BERKELEYChloe Cafe is now open at 2080 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, serving a mix of sandwiches, Taiwanese dishes, and Japanese plates.

ALAMEDA — A second location of Oakland’s Hong Kong-style spot Baby Cafe is open at 2321 Santa Clara Avenue. It might be best known for pineapple buns with butter served over ice.

OAKLAND — Berkeley’s Le Pho Restaurant opened a second shop built around vermicelli and rice bowls at 2228 Broadway, in the former Old Brooklyn Cafe & Bakery space.

OAKLANDThe Alice Collective, a 3,600-square-foot cafe, commissary kitchen, and events space, is open at 272 14th Street.

MISSION BAY — An 18-hole mini golf course, bar, and food truck park known as Stagecoach Greens is now open at 1379 4th Street. Food trucks Hookt Donuts, Jeepney Guy, and Al Pastor Papi will be stationed permanently, with two more rotating trucks in the mix.

NORTH BEACHBarrio, a laid-back restaurant serving Latin American cuisine, is open at 1609 Powell Street, the former Boardroom sports bar space.

FIDI — LA’s Mendocino Farms has opened an SF location — and its largest restaurant to date — at 465 California Street.

OAKLAND — Shanghainese restaurant Yun’s Idea Cuisine is open at 366 8th Street. The owners used to operate Hotpot Factory and Chilli Padi in the same space.

BERKELEYLa Cocina Cantina opened as a food hall on the UC Berkeley campus, featuring five businesses: Old Damascus Fare, A Girl Named Pinky, Noodle Girl, Pink & Reds, and El Meson de Violeta.

BERKELEYUME Desserts opened on Slather Lane at 2433 Durant Avenue, bringing Hong Kong desserts to the student crowd.

OAKLANDEd’s Cheesesteak is open at 300 Frank H. Ogawa, Suite 150, with five types of cheesesteaks on the menu. It’s located in the former Lady Esther’s space.

BERKELEY — Nonprofit cafe 1951 Coffee Company, which trains and employs refugees, opened a new location on the UC Berkeley campus in the student union.

FIDI — Mediterranean/Middle Eastern eatery SAJJ has opened another location at 88 Belden Place/485 Pine Street

CAMPBELL — Fast-casual pan-Asian chain Asian Box opened a new spot in Pruneyard at 1875 S. Bascom Avenue.

MISSION — Trusty Salvadoran restaurant Panchitas Pupuseria #2 opened a second location nearby at 530 Valencia Street.


PETALUMA — Casual Swedish restaurant Stockholme (from SF’s Plaj) is open at 220 Western Avenue. The menu reveals Middle Eastern influences, plus loads of Swedish candy.

OAKLANDThe Well reopened at 5443 Telegraph Avenue under new ownership after an indefinite hiatus. The wellness-oriented cafe now serves kava in addition to tea, tonics, and grain bowls.

ALBANY — Brewery and tap room Ocean View Brew Works has opened at 627 San Pablo Avenue.

BERKELEYZino opened at 2086 Allston Way, in the former FIVE space in Hotel Shattuck Plaza. It’s an upscale, modern Mediterranean restaurant helmed by chef Brandon Hicks.

SONOMAHoney & the Moon Coffee and Bakeshop (formerly Crisp Bake Shop) is now open at 720 W. Napa Street. Find classic pastries plus vegan options.

ALBANY — Hunanese food is the focus of the new Wojia Hunan Cuisine at 917 San Pablo Avenue.

MILL VALLEY — Mexican restaurant Parranga, from the Colibri team, is open in the Strawberry Village shopping center at 800 Redwood Highway, Suite 801. Rotisserie meats are the star.

OAKLAND Blue Nile Ethiopian opened downtown with a selection of meaty and vegan Ethiopian favorites at 160 14th Street.

OAKLANDFarmhouse Kitchen opened its third location at 336 Water Street on Jack London Square. From the same owners as Daughter Thai Kitchen, Farmhouse specializes in fiery Thai dishes in a festive setting.

OAKLANDHalal Guys continues its rapid expansion through the Bay Area with a location in Uptown at 2214 Broadway, Locol’s former home.

BERKELEY — Fast food chain Kono Pizza is open, serving cone-shaped pizzas at 2282 Fulton Street.

OAKLANDHuangcheng Noodle is open in Chinatown at 734 Webster Street, specializing in hand-cut noodles.

ALBANYPâtisserie Rotha is open and serving traditional French pastries at 1051 San Pablo Avenue.

BERKELEY — Over in West Berkeley, Lilly Thai Kitchen is open in the former Mim Thai Cuisine space, serving Thai basics from 1453 Dwight Way.

BERKELEYTacubaya moved into roomier digs two doors down from its original location. Find it at 1782 4th Street, in the former Pompette space.

INNER SUNSET Ushi Taro is open and serving ramen at 1382 9th Avenue.


BERKELEYThe Butcher’s Son, a vegan deli counter, is back open at a much more sizable space at 1941 University Avenue, previously Maker’s Common. The restaurant’s vegan BLTs, fried “chicken,” and more have garnered a loyal following.

ALAMO SQUARE — A new bar called Fool’s Errand is open for beer, wine, and some small bites in the former Mojo Bicycle Cafe space. It’s from the owner of now-closed Caskhouse and Hamlet.

SOMA Oren’s Hummus is open for Israeli food at 71 Third Street, where it’s the fourth restaurant in a growing chain that started in Palo Alto.

RUSSIAN HILL Mac’d has opened its second mix-and-match mac and cheese restaurant: This one is at 2127 Polk Street.

NOE VALLEYDouglas, a new corner cafe and market, is open at Sanchez and 29th Streets.


SOMAPine Tar Bar and Grill, a new sports bar and restaurant that’s also a shrine to all thing Giants and baseball, is open at 917 Folsom Street (in the former home of Codeword/DNA Pizza).

JACK LONDON SQUAREBelcampo has set up shop at its new flagship in Oakland’s Jack London Square. The big new restaurant and butcher shop also boasts a full cocktail bar and big patio.

POTRERO HILLCracked & Battered has softly opened for a variety of brunch dishes, from fried chicken to shakshouka, at 1434 18th Street (between Connecticut and Missouri).

INNER SUNSETYo También Cantina is now open in the former Wooly Pig space at 205 Hugo Street, serving “tropical local” food and vibes from Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. (closed Tuesdays) and Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m

ALAMO SQUARELoving Cup is open with another location to swirl fixings into fro-yo at 608 Divisadero.

NOE VALLEY HI-Way Burger and Fry is open for a variety of burgers, shakes, and classic diner fare on 24th Street.

LOWER PAC HEIGHTS — A new location of the tea and chai shop Samovar is open at 1910 Fillmore Street, serving options like turmeric golden milk, iced boba, and more.

SOMACreator, a robot-powered burger maker, is open (though for ticketed, order-ahead burgers only) at 680 Folsom St.


PALO ALTO — Ramen Nagi, a new Japanese export with colorful bowls of Ramen, is open at 541 Bryant Street in Palo Alto. It’s the first US branch of the chain, which started in Tokyo.

RICHMONDViolet’s, a new bar an tavern from the Fiorella folks nearby is open at 2301 Clement. It’s serving seafood and burgers, plus cocktails, beer, and wine in a pretty new space.

DOGPATCH The Wooly Pig has returned, but now it’s in Dogpatch (though the popular sandwiches are much the same).

MISSIONCurio has replaced the former Vestry as the the Chapel’s sidekick restaurant and bar. A new menu from chef Mario Tolentino and drinks by bar director Darren Crawford are the stars of their own show.

UPPER HAIGHT What the Cluck, a new Thai-style chicken and rice spot, is open at 1782 Haight Street.

MARINA — A second location of Dabba is now serving the Marina with global burritos and bowls in the former Seed + Salt space.


WEST OAKLANDSoba Ichi, a new lunch destination for soba noodles made from scratch, is open at 2311A Magnolia Street. It’s a spinoff from the Ippuku folks, and it serves soba both hot and cold with sides.

CIVIC CENTER Rangoon Ruby is suddenly open at 590 Van Ness in the former Chevy’s Fresh Mex space. It’s an odd shuffle: According to a note at its previous location, Rangoon Ruby’s sister business, Ella’s American Kitchen, will take over the former Rangoon Ruby space on Post.

TEMESCALHancook Korean Cuisine is softly open at 4315 Telegraph Avenue.

UPPER HAIGHT – The Alembic has reopened with new management (the Booksmith and Two Sisters Bar and Books folks) and some familiar cocktails.

DUBOCE TRIANGLE Last Rites, a new bar serving Tiki drinks and variations from the Horsefeather team, is softly open on 14th Street in the former Residence bar space.


UPPER MARKET — Chef Nichole Accettola’s brick and mortar location for her bakery and pop-up, Kantine, is finally here at 1906 Market Street.

PAC HEIGHTSVerve Wine, a West Coast version of a NYC wine shop from Somm co-star Dustin Wilson and wine merchant Derrick Mize, is open at 2358 Fillmore Street.

BERNAL HEIGHTSRed’s Pizzeria, a new incarnation of the former Bernal Heights Pizza with Brazilian specials, is doing business at 3339 Mission Street.

CHINATOWN OAKLAND — Chan’s Kitchen Taiwanese Street Food has taken over 930 Webster Street with very large pieces of fried chicken cutlet.


MISSIONMIXT is open in the former La Rondalla space, serving salads and dinner plates (and complete with a “salad lounge”). Daily hours at 901 Valencia are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

OAKLAND Hello Stranger, a new Uptown bar with aims to allure Oaklanders and others, is open at 1724 Broadway.

UNION SQAURE — Bar and restaurant Fifth Arrow, which is attached to new venue August Hall, is now open with pizza and bowling.

May 30

RICHMOND — Pearl, a new sister restaurant to Pizzetta 211 with a focus on seafood and a feminist ethos, is open in a larger space around the corner.

RICHMOND Ichiraku Ramen is open at 5336 Geary in the Inner Richmond, serving three kinds of tonkotsu broth and appetizers.

May 23

DOGPATCH — Heena Patel has partnered with Daniel Patterson to open her restaurant Besharam in the former Alta MSP space. It’s lunch service for her Gujerati/Californian cuisine to start, with dinner and brunch to follow.

NOB HILLSeven Stills Nob Hill is open in the Stanford Court Hotel, where it’s taken over the lobby bar to serve its unique beer and whiskey.

SANTA CLARAPuesto, an $8 million temple to tacos, is open in Santa Clara, where it’s the first Northern California branch of the San Diego-founded chain.

OAKLAND — The Elmwood Cafe’s replacement, called Baker & Commons, is now in place, returning a community hub cafe to the neighborhood.

FIDI — A new location of SusieCakes is open at 50 Fremont Street for all your office birthday cupcake celebration needs.

May 16

OAKLAND — Oakland Athletic Club is now open in Uptown, with 40 televisions, pool, shuffleboard, and a “rivalry room” where fans on opposing teams can watch the game on stadium style bleachers across from one another. Cocktails, beer, and wine on tap are part of the very detail-oriented concept.

DUBOCEWooden Spoon, a pleasantly sunny new breakfast and lunch spot has opened in the Swedish American Hall. It’s got cocktails, eggs dishes, and open-faced sandwiches as a nod to the building’s roots.

BERKELEY — An East Bay outpost of The Bird has landed, with spicy (and non-spicy) fried chicken sandwiches, chicken biscuits, curly fries, and more. When Cal students return it’s going to be packed, so act now.

OAKLAND — Another East Bay expansion has gone live, as Roam Artisan Burgers has opened a location in Uptown Oakland at 1951 Telegraph Ave.

NORTH BEACH Doors Open, a pop-up with proceeds to benefit the workers at businesses destroyed by a North Beach fire, is open, as the name implies, with cocktails, food, and brunch inspired by those displaced businesses.

UNION SQUARE — A Japanese lunch restaurant called My Bento has opened in place of Little Giant Ice Cream at 214 Sutter St. It serves grab-and-go bento boxes.

JAPANTOWN — An “opulent” karaoke bar called Ichi Pub has opened at 1706 Post St., with a full bar and plenty of TVs playing sports.

LOWER NOB HILL — Mangal Mediterranean Restaurant is serving classics like kabobs, hummus, and shawarma at 728 Post St. (between Jones and Leavenworth streets).

EXCELSIOR — There’s a new dive bar in town and it’s got pool and buffalo wings. Recovery Room is open in what was formerly Pissed Off Pete’s at 4528 Mission St. (between Santa Rosa Avenue and Harrington Street).

May 9

RICHMOND Grill Spot is now serving izakaya style grilled meats at 2311 Clement Street between 24th and 25th.

CASTRO — Bright new Castro bar Papi Rico, inspired by Puerto Vallarta’s beach scene, is open at 544 Castro Street, with a big back patio and plenty of murals featuring semi-naked men bathing

JACKSON SQUARE — The brand new Nico, now with cocktails and lunch, is open at 710 Montgomery, having relocated from Laurel Heights.

BERKELEYKC’s BBQ is serving meat and more in the former Meal Ticket space on San Pablo. A grand opening is scheduled for early June.

MARINA Cafe Boho is open for all day coffee an full dinner service in the evenings at 3321 Steiner.

SAN JOSE Ozumo’s new location at 355 Santa Row Suite 1010 is open, giving the South Bay a taste of the popular SF Japanese restaurant.

GHIRARDELLI SQUARESan Francisco Brewing Co. is open with lots of its own beer plus cocktails, burgers, and more with a serious footprint in the Fisherman’s Wharf area.

SOUTH BEACH Cento Osteria is open, the first SF restaurant from serial restaurateur Donato Scotti. Expect pizza, pasta, wood-fired meats, and a collection of grappa and amaro, too.

NAPA Stone Brewing’s outpost is open in a historic downtown building, bringing beer to the heart of wine country.

May 2

SOMABirdsong, a new restaurant from former Atelier Crenn chef de cuisine Chris Bleidorn, is open on Mission Street in an airy, rustic space.

LIVERMORERange Life, a project from SF industry veterans of Tartine Manufactory and Outerlands, is open in Livermore at 2160 Railroad Avenue.

PALO ALTOTaverna is open for Greek delights at 800 Emerson in Palo Alto, where it was opened by veterans of some of the Bay Area’s best greek restaurants, Kokkari and Evvia.

INNER SUNSET — A new cafe for board game playing and mochi waffle eating, The Game Parlour, is open at 1342 Irving.

MISSION BAY Powder has opened a second location for its shaved snow in Mission Bay at Spark Social, and this one has some new, boozy shaved snow concoctions.

CIVIC CENTERGrilled Cheez Guy has a brick and mortar at 529 Stevenson Street thats open with the grilled cheese sandwich variations that have made its pop-up appearances popular in the past.

FIDI Udon Underground, a spinoff of Ramen underground, is open for take-out udon noodles of several varieties at 493 Pine Street

April 25

MARINA Project Juice is open at 2234 Chestnut Street, serving bowls, juices, and smoothies including the appropriately named Marina Greens.

FIDIThe Bear & Monarch is open at the Loews Regency, bringing fine dining gravitas to a chic, 100-seat hotel dining room space.

MISSION The Beehive is here on Valencia Street, serving swanky cocktails and ‘60s dinner party inspired bites in the former Range space.

OUTER RICHMOND Aceking BBQ is open at 1820 Clement, specializing in Chinese barbecue.

NORTH BEACH Toppu Ramen & Dim Sum House has opened its doors at 941 Kearny Street with tona

April 18

JACKSON SQUARE Dyafa, a full-service restaurant from the chef and baker behind Reem’s California, Reem Assil, is open for lunch and soon dinner in the former location of Haven.

LAUREL HEIGHTSSorrel is successfully installed in the former Nico space at 3228 Sacramento Street, where chef Alex Hong has adapted the former pop-up’s tasting menu and an a la carte menu to fit the new, elegant digs he and partner Colby Heiman decorated themselves.

MISSION Dancing Yak has opened for Nepalese cuisine in the former Babu Ji spot on Valencia Street. Co-owner Suraksha Basnet says the restaurant will be an authentic family affair.

BERKELEY Henry’s has basically reopened with new talent behind the menu: Chef Chris Kronner and the Tartine Team, and it’s brand new day for the Berkeley game day mainstay.

MISSIONBoogaloos is back on its brunch game at 22nd and Valencia, where its been missed for the better part of two years. It’s returned with a cleaner interior and a similar menu.

April 11

NOE VALLEYSultan’s Kebob has reportedly opened in the former Lazeez space, which apparently closed recently. It’s the third Sultan’s spot for chicken swhawarma, kebab plates, falafel wraps, and more.

INNER RICHMONDDNM Hot Pot is serving diners at 1115 Clement, with several broth base options.

ADAMS POINT Dosirak Shop is open at 366 Grand Avenue, serving Korean and Japanese food from the previous owners of SF’s Kamakura and Danny’s Kitchen in Vallejo.

OUTER SUNSET — 1825 Irving Street, formerly Irving Pizza, is now SF Hole in the Wall Pizza, which has another branch in the Marina.

CASTROIlly Cafe, which closed citing poor business, is back open, apparently reversing its decision to shutter in the first place.

JAPANTOWN Hikari, a new sushi bar at 134 Post Street, is open in Japantown.

April 4

ALAMO SQUARE Boba Guys is open in NoPa/Alamo Square, serving its signature bubble teas with adjustable sweetness levels at 838 Divisadero.

CIVIC CENTERSunday at the Museum, a new Boba Guys and Deuki Hong/Sunday Bird concept, is open for Korean fried chicken, bubble tea, and way more in the Asian Art Museum.

JAPANTOWN Matcha Café Maiko is doing business at 1581 Webster Street Suite 175, where they’ve got green tea soft-serve, shaved ice, and more treats as at their flagship location in Honolulu.

OUTER SUNSETAvenues San Francisco, a combination surf shop and coffee shop, is open at 3606 Taraval, serving all your surf wax, apparel, and coffee needs with some Hawaiian and Asian snacks, too.

LAKE MERRITT — Tasty Pho is open at 200 International Boulevard, serving pho, noodle dishes, and rice plates in the former New King Restaurant space.

CHINATOWN — Poke Delish is ready at 708 Kearny serving custom poke bowls in a space that formerly sold boba.

March 28

NOB HILL — AltoVino is open in the former Mason Pacific space with a menu of regional Italian cuisine and wine from native Florentine Claudio Villani.

NAPA Gran Electrica is open in downtown Napa for Mexican food and margaritas with a sizable patio space.

OAKLAND Ghost Town Brewing has opened a new haunt at 1960 Adeline Street at 21st Street in Oakland, its first taproom to date.

PALO ALTO Protégé, a new fine dining destination, has come to Palo Alto from some French Laundry alums.

SOMA — A new Korean restaurant, Matko, is open at the at Plates at One Market food court space near the Ferry Building, serving build-your-own bowls with items like soy chicken and beef bulgogi.

NORTH BEACH Lush Gelato has taken over the Gelateria Naia space, where it’s open at 520 Columbus between Union and Green with ice cream, frozen yogurt, and more.

ROCKRIDGEStay Gold Deli’s second location, in Rockridge, has opened at 4935 Shattuck, with more barbecue sandwiches and deli items.

PETALUMA Palace of Barrels is open for beer in Petaluma, where it’s an offshoot of the Santa Rosa-based HenHouse Brewing that will eventually serve barrel-aged brews.

JACK LONDON Original Pattern Brewing is open for drinks in its taproom at Jack London Square, where it can be found at 292 4th Street.

MID-MARKETLittle Griddle has returned to 1400 Market Street (at Fell), and feel free to call it a comeback. The burger and breakfast joint was closed for an inexplicable two years of renovations. Neighboring MaVelous Coffee and Wine Bar is back in action beside it.

ALAMO SQUARE — Che Fico, an eagerly awaited restaurant from chefs David Nayfeld and Angela Pinkerton, is here at 834-838 Divisadero. The loft-like space is airy and inviting, and there’s plenty of room for pizza and more.

ROCKRIDGE Beer Baron arrived in Oakland with many whiskeys and beers in tow at 5,900 College Avenue in Rockridge.

MISSION Beer Nerds has opened in the former Adventures in Food and Wine space for pizza and beer selections.

CASTR0Indo Restaurant is doing business in the former Mekong Kitchen space at 4039 Castro, where the dinner menu has bali ribs, lamb korma, seafood green curry, and more.

ALAMO SQUARE — A new location of Zaytoon is open next to Bean Bag Cafe on Divisadero after many delays, tucked in at 605 Divisadero for shawarma, kebabs, dolmas, and more.

JACK LONDON SQUAREElbo Room has opened its Oakland spinoff in Jack London Square, with the same venue/dive bar setup that’s made it a staple of Mission District nightlife.

MISSION BAY — Mediterranean staple of 16th Street Truly Mediterranean has a new location in Mission Bay at 900 16th (between 7th and Mississippi).

EMERYVILLE Minnie Bell’s Soul Movement is open in the Public Market Emeryville with chef Fernay McPherson serving her signature rosemary fried chicken and more

MARINA — 10-year California Wine Merchant veteran Nate Welch has struck out on his own with Howell’s at 2373 Chestnut Street, which is open, albeit softly, to the public for wines and food from chef Sarah Galloway (Stones Throw, Spruce).

March 14

TENDERLOIN — A venetian chef, Michele Bevilacqua, has a new restaurant called Dispensa Italian Charcoal Kitchen at 39 Taylor (at Turk). All the cooked dishes come out of the chef’s special X-Oven, an eco-friendly Italian oven that runs on green charcoal made from vegetable waste.

SAN MATEO Wursthall, a beer hall with hearty German and Austrian food from partners Adam Simpson, Tyson Mao, and food science writer Kenji López-Alt, has opened at 310 Baldwin Avenue.

CASTROHamburger Mary’s is open in the former Patio Space, finally offering a long-promised casual restaurant with a drag theme to Castro diners.

LOWER NOB HILL — The Krupa Hotel’s ground floor restaurant has changed hands from Thai Stick to a new restaurant called Lapisara.

CONCORDSuper Duper has opened in Concord, where it’s the first East Bay location of the better burger chain. It’s the 11th overall Super Duper location.

COW HOLLOW Bar Crenn, an eagerly anticipated wine bar accompaniment to Dominque Crenn’s Atelier Crenn, has arrived. “It’s my living room, where people can experience the best of the bes,” the chef says.

SOMA Cafe Lambretta is open at 700 Townsend Street with 1,500 square feet and plenty of seating space. Named for the Milanese motorbike maker, it’s also got lots of motorcycle swag, plus coffee from owner John Quintos’ own roasting label and food from Wing Wings chef Christian Ciscle.

March 7

INNER SUNSET Bussaba is open in the former Baan Thai House space at 534 Irving Street, serving noodles and curry dishes between 6th and 7th Avenues.

OAKLAND L’Acajou bakery is now doing business in the Oakland hills at 5020 Woodminster Lane, where it’s serving soups, sandwiches, and baked goods as it does at an original SoMa location.

SOMA Greek Town has softly opened for wraps and baklava in the former Gyro King space at 88 2nd Street.

CASTRO — In the former Philz space on 18th Street in front of the Sit & Spin laundromat is Qualitea, a bubble tea shop, open for smoothies and lattes as well.

February 28

TEMESCALMarufuku is open for ramen in Temescal from the same team as the popular Japantown location of the same name. The new address is 4828 Telegraph.

BERKELEY Augie’s Smoke Meat is open for Montreal-style sandwiches at 875 Potter Street. Other Canadian specialties like poutine are also available.

MISSIONTawara Sake Dining is open in the former Urban Fish space on Mission Street (2193 Mission). It comes from the same owners as Iza ramen in SoMa and offers lots of sake and some Izakaya-style food.

February 21

FRUITVALE — Nite Yun’s Cambodian restaurant Nyum Bai is open in Fruitvale Village with ginger fried chicken wings, noodle soups, and ‘60s Cambodian rock music.

MISSIONBarrel Proof is open in the former Cease and Desist space on Mission street with whiskey-focused drinks and food including pizza.

February 14

OAKLAND Chow is now open on Piedmont Avenue, and it’s a fairly massive undertaking, with groceries, a cafe, and a large outdoor wood-fire oven.

OUTER SUNSETAfter Hours is open at 3044 Taraval, bringing beer and pub fare to the space that was previously Hong’s Szechuan.

OUTER RICHMOND — Mediterranean-focused eatery Lokma is open for lunch and brunch, with a Turkish-inspired menu and dinner service arriving in the upcoming weeks. The address is 1801 Clement between 20th and 19th Avenues.

MARINA Gio Gelati is open on union Street with fresh local gelato in flavors like Sour Cherry Crunch and capriccio.

LOWER HAIGHT — Café Reveille is open in the lower Haight, serving coffee and food in a sleekly remodeled space right along the wiggle bike path.

ROCKRIDGEThe Hideaway is open in the former Bourbon & Beef space on College Avenue, with burgers and pub-style food.

MID-MARKET Spice of America is open in the former Shido sushi space at 1655 Market Street with Indian and Nepalese specialties.

February 7

SAN MATEO — The sixth Bay Area Sweetgreen location is ready to greet salad fans in downtown San Mateo at 1 East 3rd Avenue The location is 2,500 square feet, so there’s plenty of room to eat in if you don’t want to take your meal to go.

ALAMEDA — Almanac’s new brewery and taproom, Almanac Barrel House, is open and pouring fresh IPAs and barrel-aged sour beers.

MARINA — New tropical vacation bar Del Mar is open in the former HiFI lounge space, with DJ’s, dancing, and swing chairs to sit on.

ALAMEDAThe Rake, a pub from the maltsters at Admiral Maltings, is open, pouring 20 beers made with malt right in the facility where the grain was malted.

BERKELEY Zazzi Foods, a new cafe from Cassandra Chen of CC Foods — which produces Café Fanny Granola — is now softly open for toast, coffee, and (duh) granola bowls at 1398 University Avenue.

January 31

SOMA Chullo Nepali Indian Cuisine is open on 3rd Street serving momos and more. The address is 474 3rd at Stillman.

ROCKRIDGELa Boulangerie’s first foray into the East Bay is open in Rockridge, with a large patio, at 5500 College Avenue. It’s the eighth in the chain overall, which was founded by Pascal Rigo, bought by Starbucks, and then independently built back up again.

LAKE MERRITT Equator Coffee has opened a new cafe, its seventh, in a shipping container at 175 Bay Place in Oakland. It shares its cozy quarters with Urban Remedy.

MID-MARKETRaavi North Indian Restaurant is open with a new location at 1063 Market Street (at Taylor), an addition to their North Beach restaurant.

January 25

NORTH BEACH — Vicoletto at 550 Green Street has been reborn, and despite the new name — Pasta Pop-Up — it’s permanent. The owners are the same, Francesco Covucci and Peter Fazio of Il Casaro Pizzeria, and their house-made pastas include rosemary pappardelle with slow-braised lamb shoulder and tomato sauce and beet spaghetti with burrata, all for $14 and under.

JAPANTOWN The Bar at Hotel Kabuki is open, adding a swanky new cocktail destination with a menu of Japanese bar bites to the area. It arrives in the lobby as part of the hotel’s new (and well-deserved) renovation.

SOMA The Organic Coup has opened its latest branch at 455 Market between Front and Bush. It’s part of the growing chain’s massive expansion aspirations, and the sixth location in the city.

NOB HILL Tuba Express, a smaller incarnation of the Tuba Authentic turkish Restaurant on Guerrero Street, is open in Nob Hill at 1550 California St. (between Polk & Larkin). It serves many of the menu items that fans enjoy at the original.

SOMA — Megalithic ramen chain Ippudo is here in SF, with their location on Yerba Buena lane softly open to the public and grandly opening on Sunday, January 28. It’s the second for the Bay Area, after Berkeley, but this location sports a larger space and menu.

January 17

SAN JOSELocol’s third location is open at 777 The Alameda inside Whole Foods, the first in what could be a new mode of stores for the “revolutionary fast food” chain from restaurateurs Daniel Patterson and Roy Choi.

MID-MARKET Kaya is open for business in the former Alta space on Market Street, serving Caribbean-inspired food and punch bowls in a partnership between Kingston 11 chef Nigel Jones and restaurateur Daniel Patterson.

SOMA Japanese House is open in the former Grab n’ Go Vietnamese restaurant space at 480 6th Street.

WALNUT CREEK Pokeatery is open at 1345 Newell Ave in Walnut Creek. Other locations of the poke shop are in San Mateo and Castro Valley.

FINANCIAL DISTRICT The Sini, a fast-casual restaurant in the former Damn Good Food space, is open for pita bread, brisket, meatballs, hummus, and eggplant, plus baklava for dessert.

FILLMORE Fillmore Social Club, a fusion restaurant serving kimchi pancakes, stir-fried udon, and shakshuka baby back ribs, is open in the former Gussie’s space at 1521 Eddy Street.

TREASURE ISLANDMersea, an all-day dining establishment with views of the San Francisco skyline, is open on Treasure Island, situated in a complex of re-purposed shipping containers.

January 10

DOGPATCH NOON All Day from the Piccino team is open for all day pastries and favorites from Piccino in a bright new space. It’s counter-service with takeout and will offer delivery down the line.

MID-MARKET Dosa Allee at 1020 Market Street in the former Show Dogs space is now open.

LOWER NOB HILL Amami, another taiyaki joint, is open for more ice cream in fish-shaped cones. The address is 430 Geary Street, which is between Mason and Taylor.

BERKELEY — SF’s The Italian Homemade Company has expanded with a Berkeley location at 2905 College Avenue, providing more pasta and sandwiches to eat in or take out.

OAKLAND Oeste, at 730 Clay Street, from owners Sandra Davis, Lea Redmond, and Anna Villalobos, is now open. It’s a cafe by day and a bar by night with a rooftop deck to come later.

OAKLANDBird & Buffalo has opened for “Thai sou food” at 4695 Telegraph Avenue in what was previously a Rosamunde location. Owner Todd Sirimongkolvit describes his restaurant’s food as rustic and simple.

STONESTOWNMarugame Udon, an authentic udon chain, is open in the Stonestown Galleria, following the opening of a location in LA last Fall.

BERKELEY Funky Elephant is open at 1314 Ninth Street, Suite 120 in Berkeley’s Gilman District. It’s a new Thai restaurant from Nanchaphon Laptanachai and Supasit Puttikaew, who was previously the chef de cuisine at Hawker Fare SF.

BERKELEY Bonchon, a Korean fried chicken chain that knows how to draw a crowd, is open in Berkeley at 2050 Berkeley Way (right off Shattuck).

CASTRO Sweet Inspiration has opened anew with new owners: Ike Shehadeh of popular sandwich chain Ike’s Place and chef Ryan Scott, famous for his Top Chef appearances. They’ve added burgers to the menu and redone the interior slightly, including a mural at the restroom depicting the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

OUTER RICHMOND — A new, “tapas-style” Korean-influenced restaurant, Jijime, is dong business at 524 Geary Boulevard between 19th and 20th Avenues

LOWER HAIGHT — Vegan, gluten-free bakery Wholesome Bakery is open at the corner of Divisadero and Page. The wholesale baker had a counter inside retail store in the Mission, but this is its first dedicated space.

MISSIONLotus SF, a “clean, green Indian restaurant,” is open at 2434 Mission Street. The emphasis is North Indian dishes.

FISHERMAN’S WHARF Krispy Kreme has made its mark on SF with its first local location at 353 Jefferson Street at Leavenworth. Pro-tip: There’s a 24-hour window.

MISSIONFlor de Cafe, with a signature Chilean lomito sandwich, is now open at 1020 Valencia Street next to ritual coffee.

BERNAL HEIGHTSDoma, a mom-and-pop sushi spot at the edge of Precita Park, is softly open for omakase meals and even a brunch omakase menu. The address is 433 Precita at Alabama.

MISSION — David Barzelay of Lazy Bear and bar director Nicolas Torres have opened their mid-century-inspired cocktail den off 20th Street, True Laurel. It’s built around the cocktails, and even has a cocktail tasting menu with food pairings.

December 20

HAYES VALLEY Pisces, a new ice cream shop, is open for fish-shaped taiyaki cones of soft serve and rolled ice cream in cups, taco-shaped cone shells, and on donuts.

UPTOWN OAKLAND dosa by DOSA, the lowercase and relatedly lower-key spinoff of the SF duo of South Indian restaurants, is now open all day on Broadway.

BAYVIEW — The brewers at Speakeasy have reopened their taproom, which was shut down as the company closed and restructured.

CASTRO Botellón, a restaurant from Andalé Management group, is softly opening in the space that was formerly Hecho. Andalé operates Mezcalito in Russian Hill and taquerias Andalé at SFO and Oakland Airport. The new restaurant, which is right next door to Brewcade, will also serve some food to hungry gamers next door through a pick up window.

December 13

NOPABarvale, a tapas bar from Adriano Paganini’s Back of the House empire, is open in the former La Urbana space. There are pintxos and cocktails at the bar, and the restaurant will serves mostly walk-ins, with reservations for parties of six or more only. [ESF]

TEMESCAL — James Syhabout’s chicken spinoff of Hawker Fare, Hawking Bird, has opened at 4901 Telegraph Avenue in Oakland. It’s a fast-casual, and the star of the show is khao mun gai, but also on the menu are chicken fat rice, garlic noodles, and tater tots. [ESF]

December 6

NOPA Emporium, an arcade with two bars for beer and cocktails, is open in the former Harding Theater, a long-vacant space on Divisadero. Going forward, it will host events and movie screenings, too. [ESF]

BERKELEYIci Ice Cream has opened downtown in Berkeley, expanding from the Elmwood neighborhood. Owner Mary Canales, a former Chez Panisse pastry chef, has added new items at the second location including milkshakes. [Berkelyside]

November 30

TEMESCAL Pain Bakery from Davey Surcamp launched in San Mateo selling loaves to small stores, and it’s now open as The Pain Shop at 482B 49th Street in Temescal Alley. There, Surcamp is selling country loaves and more not far from the bread program he started at Pizzaiolo. [EBX]

PACIFIC HEIGHTSThe Snug is now open in a warm, airy two-level space on Fillmore. The new bar serves beer, cocktails, and bar food that’s not too many notches away from fine dining fare. [ESF]

MISSION — Way down 24th Street past Potrero, new bar Junior is open for cocktails, beer, and wine on draft. The cleanly-designed, trendy spot comes from the people behind Anina and Brass + Tacks. [ESF]

NORTH BEACHGiovanni Italian Specialties, a new retail shop for fresh pasta to-go, sandwiches, and more, is now open to customers. It’s from Tony Gemignani, the Tony’s Pizza Napoletana mastermind. [ESF]

SOMA Pentacle Coffee, a new shop with specialty latte drinks, is open from well-connected Four Barrel alum Bobby Valentino Sanchez. The shop is located in a former barber college and still bears the blue exterior signs of its predecessor. [ESF]

OAKLAND — A slice of the popular Berkeley pizza collective Cheeseboard is available in the Dimond District of Oakland. It comes from a few former Cheeseboard employees who spun off to open Sliver in Berkeley and now Dimond Slice at 2208 MacArthur Boulevard. Like at Cheeseboard, options are vegetarian and vegan. [EBX]

ALBANYOaktown Spice Shop is now open at 1224 Solano Avenue in Albany for any and all spice needs. The owners will have a grand opening on December 10 with mulled cider and snacks. [EBX]

SOMA — Native Co. has opened a location at 163 2nd St., offering a menu of juices, smoothies, and a selection of flavorful toasts, salads, and soups. Bicycle Coffee and Leaves & Flowers Tea is also on hand. [Hoodline]

November 15

SOMA International Smoke is now filling the space left by RN74 with international barbecue and more. The restaurant, from Ayesha Curry and Michael Mina, already has quite the buzz going, and is booked solid for months. [ESF]

NAPACharlie Palmer Steak, the fifth location of the steakhouses from the renowned chef and restaurateur, is ready to open in Napa in the new Archer Hotel. The kitchen will be run by the former Charlie Palmer Steak DC executive chef Jeffrey Russell. [ESF]

BERKELEYDonato and Co. is humming along in the former Advocate space in the Elmwood neighborhood of Berkeley under Donato Scotti and chef-owner Gianluca Guglielmi. The project is the fourth from Scotti, who operates Desco in Old Oakland and two restaurants in Redwood City, and it’s billed as a bit more upscale than Desco. [EBX]

REDWOOD CITY HOM Korean Kitchen has expanded north from San Jose to serve Korean steak and homemade ginger ale to diners on the Peninsula. The location is he corner of Broadway and El Camino Real. [Mercury News]

OUTER SUNSETWhite Cap is now open for quality cocktails within striking distance of the water. There’s a small fireplace and plenty of warming sherries to go around from one of the bar folks behind The Treasury, Carlos Yturria. [ESF]

INNER SUNSET — Kogi Gogi Barbecue is a new Korean-style barbecue spot with an $18 lunch and $26 dinner, all-you-can-eat option, located on 9th Avenue between Irving and Judah. [Hoodline]

OAKLAND The Kon-Tiki is the latest cocktail Oasis in Downtown Oakland, serving tiki drinks, volcano bowls, and pupu platters in a classic, kitschy atmosphere.

PALO ALTO Wahlburgers, a branch of Mark Wahlberg and co.’s Massachusetts-based burger chain, is now open, and it could be the first of many franchisees in the Bay Area

November 8

BERKELEY Les Arceaux, a cafe and bar from the Two Sisters Bar & Books crew, is open for Provencal wining and dining. Of course, it’s very Californian, too, and the wine list reflects both influences. [EaterWire]

MID-MARKET — Restaurant Villon from chef Jason Franey and rooftop bar Charmaine’s are ready to serve guests at the Proper Hotel, and non-guests, too. Both feature some top-notch drinks from the Bon Vivants gents of Trick Dog, and the design is by Kelly Wearstler. [EaterWire]

FIDI — The Café de La Presse people have opened a new wine bar concept called Herlen Place in the former Rouge et Blanc. The redesign is chic and the new focus is organic/biodynamic/sustainable wines. [EaterWire]

INNER RICHMOND Natives Bar is now serving native and, one hopes, non-native San Franciscans on Geary between 18th and 17th Avenues. It’s in the former McKenzie’s space after some renovations. [Hoodline]

HAYES VALLEY — Growing Jewish food purveyor Wise Sons opened its latest bagel outpost in Hayes Valley at 537 Octavia Street. They’ve got Stumptown coffee, bagels, smoked fish, and bagel sandwiches, with limited, cafe-style seating. [EaterWire]

October 25

MISSION Son’s Addition is now open on a bright corner of 24th Street in the Mission, serving all manner of creative food from former Marlowe chef de cuisine Nick Cobarruvias. It’s co-owned by his wife Anna Sager Cobarruvias, and they’re fostering family-friendly vibes. [Eaterwire]

POTRERO HILLAnchor Public Taps, a new taproom from the oldest extant brewery in the city, is now open across from Anchor HQ for pours of brewery classics and new specialty beers. Food trucks are regularly stationed out back. [Eaterwire]

BERKELEYRice and Bones, a fast-casual restaurant from Charles Phan (Slanted Door), is serving students at his alma mater. The cafeteria-style restaurant on the Cal Campus serves up a short menu of pho, sandwiches, and spring rolls. [Eaterwire]

FISHERMAN”S WHARFQueen’s Louisiana Po-Boy has opened a second location — the flagship is in Portola — at Pier 33 North on the Embarcadero. The business is known for importing its bread from a New orleans bakery and serves gumbo, jambalaya, and beignets. [Hoodline]

October 18

OAKLAND — Commis gained a neighboring bar and lounge establishment called C.D.P., which will lend a hand with drinks before and after dinner as well as provide its own bar bites. The vibe is an extension of the one at Commis, which has lacked a dedicated bar area since it opened in 2010. [Eaterwire]

NOE VALLEY — Mr. Fu Kitchen has opened in the former House of Chen space in Noe Valley. The House of Chen owners, who operated it for nearly 30 years, retired recently. The restaurant has only been lightly remodeled. [Hoodline]

OAKLAND — An all-day Brazilian restaurant, cafe, and beer hall, Paulista Brazilian Kitchen & Taproom, is opening its doors to customers in the Glenview neighborhood of Oakland. Paulista serves acaí bowls by day and feijoada (black bean stew) plus 24 taps of beer by night. [East Bay Express]

NORTH BEACH — The Salzburg, a wine bar with an Austrian bent and a chalet-like feel, is now open right across from Washington Square. It comes from the Little Vine and Union Larder team, and it’s got food like pretzels, bar bites, and sausages, plus a backyard patio heated by a large, central fire pit. [Eaterwire]

NORTH OKLAND — Copper Spoon is open in the former Art’s Crab Shack, serving food and cocktails with late night hours until 2 a.m. The owners have overhauled the space, and executive chef Ande Hall is bringing his experience at Bar Tartine to bear on the wide-ranging menu. [East Bay Express]

October 11

TENDERLOINRobin Song is cooking with fire at Gibson in the Tenderloin near Union Square. The former Hog & Rocks chef’s new space is freshly remodeled and tucked into a hotel, and his menu is built around the hearth, including freshly grilled breads. [Eaterwire]

MISSIONFoxsister is now open for soju slushies and Korean small plates in a glam, neon-lit 24th Street space. Chef/owner Brandon Kirksey and partner Kristina Farino are serving larger portions, too, of dishes like beef brisket bulgogi and Dungeness crab noodles. [Eaterwire]

October 4

TENDERLOIN — Contemporary Korean restaurant Barnzu, from the Kokio Republic food truck people and restaurateur Min Choe (Tamashisoul Sushi Bar, Sushi Hon), is open on Geary near Leavenworth. The menu of food is meant to pair well with drinking, and the space is recently updated — it was previously retail. [Eaterwire]

HAYES VALLEYJohnny Doughnuts is open after a long delay in a new development in Hayes Valley. The doughnut shop started as a food truck and its first brick-and-mortar location is in San Rafael. [Eaterwire]

ELMWOOD — Berkeley has now got its own Timeless Coffee, a sequel to the Oakland location of the roastery/cafe. Timeless is also known for its vegan cakes, pastries, and doughnuts, which never go out of style. [Eaterwire]

MISSIONLaundré, a laundromat with coffee and food for visitors to while away the time, is now open for all of those things. The coffee is from Sightglass and the pastry is from Vive La Tart. [Eaterwire]

September 27

LAFAYETTE — Peruvian restaurateur Carlos Altamirano has opened his latest, Barranco, named for a coastal district in Lima, Peru. Dishes run the gamut from traditional to not-so-traditional, with empanadas and a cebiche bar alongside a Peruvian take on mac and cheese. [EaterWire]

FIDI Iron Horse is slinging cocktails on Maiden Lane under a name that’s a callback to the historic restaurant space it partially occupies, which was most recently the Romper Room. It’s open for coffee by day, and in the evenings is open till 2 a.m. [Hoodline]

LOWER NOB HILLChisme Cantina, from Chicagoan Ray Shlimon, is now serving Mexican food all day on at 882 Sutter in Lower Nob Hill. Beer and agua fresca are available to drink, and menu items include peanut mole and queso. [Tablehopper]

September 20

MISSION BAYCasey’s Pizza is now open for business at 1170 4th Street (at Channel), bringing a permanent location of the pizza parlor popularized by food truck to the neighborhood In addition to Casey Crynes’ East Coast style neapolitan pizzas, his partner Robin Luu has a menu of salads and sundaes. [EaterWire]

UNION SQUAREToy Soldier is ready for action in the former Belden Taverna space, serving lunch and dinner with eventual late-night hours expected. The chef and manager are the same, but new nightlife-focused partners like a Mayes Oyster co-owner have been brought in, and the bar will serve its own beer brewed on premises. [EaterWire]

CHINATOWNEight Tables, George Chen’s capstone to China Live, has finally arrived for shifan tsui, or “private chateau cuisine,” serving a single prix fixe tasting menu. The restaurant is accessible by a separate entrance through a back alley. [EaterWire]

OAKLAND — 3260 Lakeshore Avenue now holds the second location of Proposition Chicken, a fried and rotisserie chicken-focused fast-casual restaurant nearly identical to the San Francisco original. Also on the menu are crispy barbecue tofu for non poultry eaters and more items such as matzo ball soup. [EaterWire]

EMERYVILLE —Emeryville Public Market’s newcomer Periodic Table is open for sake and bar snacks with a Japanese pedigree. For more to drink, Japanese beer and whisky are also available. [EaterWire]

MARINA — Matrix Fillmore is back open as The Matrix after an overhaul that took the nightclub into cocktail bar territory with a new, shifting back bar space known for now as The Concorde. Behind the change and swanky new cocktails: Jacques Bezuidenhout and Ken Luciano, the Plumpjack duo behind Wildhawk and Forgery. [EaterWire]

FILLMOREState Bird Provisions is open, again, after a remodel. Chef/owners Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski brought the place back to life with new art and an added level of comfort — but the recognizable roaming carts remain. [EaterWire]

DOGPATCH — Another remodel and reopening, this one arguably more substantial, is complete at Serpentine, where Erin Rooney handed the reigns to new chef/owner Tommy Halvorson. He calls the changes “a refresh, but not an overhaul.” [EaterWire]