In a city with so many different types of cuisines and dishes, we're constantly checking in with restaurants to discover what San Franciscans can expect for their next meal.
In this edition, a popular creperie gets a second location, Ladle & Leaf opens its eighth storefront, two new poke places are in the works, and more.
Russian Hill: Troy Greek Cuisine
2226 Polk St. (at Vallejo)
Following its success in Berkeley and Alameda, Troy Greek Cuisine has opened its first San Francisco location in the former Polkers Gourmet Burgers. This time, burgers won't be available on the menu, but the new location will be serving up a wide selection of gyros, falafel, shwarma, Greek fries, and more.
The restaurant aims to keep the menu affordable, with most items $6-$11 and topping out with a seared ahi tuna entree dish at $19. Business hours are 11am-9:30pm Monday–Thursday, and 11am-10pm Friday–Sunday.
Fisherman's Wharf: Crepe Cafe
333 Jefferson St. Ste 5A
Thanks to a tip from Al M., we learned that Crepe Cafe, which has been serving customers its signature dishes from Pier 39 since 2003, has opened a second location in Fisherman's Wharf.
According to our tipster, the new location will have the same offerings as the original spot, with items like Nutella, mixed berries, breakfast crepes and more. The one new offering? Customers will be able to get clam chowder soup at the new location.
The cafe is open for business every day of the week from 9am to 9pm.
Financial District: Ladle & Leaf
One Market St.
Ladle & Leaf, which currently has seven locations in San Francisco and Berkeley, just added a new one. Its newest storefront can be found inside One Market St.
Located next to Coast Poke, tipster extraordinaire Al M. told us that it's been in business for about two weeks now. Diners will be able to find the same items on the menu as the business' seven other locations, including dishes such as breakfast sandwiches, soups, salads and others.
The new Ladle & Leaf is open for business 10am-3pm on weekdays and closed on the weekends.
Chinatown: Great China Herb Co. & Sakura Hair Design
857 Washington St. (at Spofford)
Eagle-eyed tipster Al M. told us about a recent closure at 857 Washington St. in Chinatown. "Both places [are] now closed with the phone disconnected. I placed a call to verify and it is what it is, closed," he said. "Construction workers kept their mouth mum for now. Supposedly a Taiwanese restaurant was to take over, but I didn’t see any stainless steel kitchen equipment yet."
New permits have not been submitted to the city yet, but if we notice any action taking place, we'll be sure to let you know.
SoMa: Big Fish Little Fish
835 Market St. (Westfield San Francisco Centre)
121 Spear St. (Rincon Center)
Poke lovers rejoice: two new spots are opening up in San Francisco from Big Fish Little Fish. The Orange County-based business will have several different offerings for diners to choose from.
Big Fish Little Fish will offer something for everyone to enjoy, including its signature bowls and pokeritos (poke bowls in burrito form, similar to sushirritos). There's also the option to create your own bowl. Shaved ices will also be available for dessert.
An employee mentioned on the phone that the San Francisco locations could be ready to go by mid-June, but as of press time, that information has not been confirmed by the business.
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