Castro's 'Wasabi Bistro' Under New Ownership

Castro Street's Japanese restaurant Wasabi Bistro has been sold to a new owner, Hoodline has learned.

Via telephone, restaurateur Louis Kuang told us he took over the restaurant earlier this month.

Kuang, a Daly City resident, also owns Hunan Home's and Hunan House in Chinatown, along with Grand Hot Pot Lounge on Geary Boulevard in the Inner Richmond.

For the moment, he said he has no plans to make any major changes. "We are slowly getting things up and running."

Inside Wasabi Bistro. | Photo: Tom F./Yelp

Kuang told Hoodline he decided to purchase a Castro restaurant because "it's a lively neighborhood and a great location" that has "a lot of energy and many tourists."

An online listing shows the 3,000-square-foot eatery had been on the market since this time last year for $300,000.

Wasabi Bistro serves lunch and dinner from a menu that offers udon and lunch combos, along with sushi, sashimi, temaki and house rolls.

Two-skewer robata dishes are available for carnivores and vegetarians, along with standbys like donburi and teriyaki. An afternoon happy hour includes $1 oysters, $2.95 handrolls, and $4.95 specials on rolls like Boston, California and spicy tuna. Beer, wine and sake are available.

Wasabi Bistro (415-701-0082) is located at 524 Castro St. (between 18th & 19th) and is open from 11:30am to 10pm every day.

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Castro s wasabi bistro under new ownership