The Richmond’s PPQ Dungeness Island has been a destination for crab, serving whole roasted crab, peppercorn crab, and chili crab with garlic noodles for almost two decades. Now, it’s expanding with a location in Millbrae that could open as early as July, confirms owner Charlie Truong.
It’s taking over the former location of Hong Kong-based Hee Kee Seafood at 195 Camino Real. The 170-seat restaurant featured a modern look with a large selection of taps and TVs for watching games; Truong says that there will be a light renovation to add more crab tanks and an oyster bar, and to implement theme of PPQ on Clement, which features plastic palm trees and a thatched roof bar.
Millbrae’s biggest departure from the SF location will be new crab flavors, like salted egg yolk, and Cajun spice, and an expanded lunch menu. Otherwise, Truong says that the menu will be very similar to the original, which is known for its set menu of imperial rolls, cabbage salad with chicken, roasted crab, house garlic noodles, and deep fried banana with ice cream, the Clement Street location of PPQ has an a la carte menu of seafood, soups, and noodles. There’ll also be beer and wine available.
“We have a lot of clientele already based on the peninsula, and and lot of tourists in our customer base so closer to the airport will be nice,” says Truong of the choice to expand. “And, we like the diversity of businesses in millbrae. There are a lot of good restaurants that are in Millbrae and we want to be part of it.”
Stay tuned for more details on opening.
- PPQ Dungeness Island [Official]