From high-end sushi to late-night pizza: 3 new businesses to check out in the Tenderloin

From high-end sushi to late-night pizza: 3 new businesses to check out in the Tenderloin
Sushi Nagai. | Photo: Katie M./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on August 05, 2019.

Looking to explore the newest restaurant and retail additions to the Tenderloin? From a pizzeria to a high-end sushi spot, read on to see the newest businesses to land in the 'Loin. 

Abe’s Pizza

940 Market St.

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As we reported back in May, Market Street's new Abe’s Pizza comes from Abe Zal, a 25-year veteran of Blondie's Pizza, which was previously located a block away on Powell Street. In addition to cheese, pepperoni and vegetarian slices, it offers specialty pies like Hawaiian, barbecue chicken and bacon-artichoke-chicken.

So far, the new pizzeria off to a promising start, with a current Yelp rating of four stars out of seven reviews.

Yelper Gissel M., who reviewed the pizzeria on July 30, wrote, "Yummy, affordable pizza."

Lovdeep S. noted, "I got two cheese slices with ranch and a Coke. It was more than enough."

Abe’s Pizza is open from 10:30 a.m.–midnight on Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m.–10 p.m. on Sunday.

Timmy Tran Acupuncture

1 Hallidie Plaza, Suite 309

Photo: Timmy Tran Acupuncture/Yelp

Led by Tim Tran, a licensed acupuncturist with a master's degree in traditional Chinese medicine, Timmy Tran Acupuncture offers treatment for a variety of conditions. Tran specializes in pain management and stress relief, offering clients meditation, qigong and massage therapy in addition to acupuncture.

With a five-star rating out of eight reviews on Yelp, Timmy Tran Acupuncture has been getting positive attention.

Yelper Katja H., who reviewed the business on June 13, wrote, "Dr. Tran's technicality is very accurate and gentle, but his skill set extends further than that ... My treatment was customized for my ailments and energy."

Yelper William D. wrote, "He did some qigong to start, which is new to me. The whole experience was calming and refreshing. He helped me loosen up tension just from adjusting my breathing. When he started the acupuncture treatment, the results were instant."

Timmy Tran Acupuncture is open from 11 a.m.–3 p.m., Monday-Saturday. (It's closed on Sundays.)

Sushi Nagai

125 Ellis St.

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Located on the ground floor of the Hotel Abri, luxurious new omakase spot Sushi Nagai offers a single tasting menu, with a hefty $180 price tag. Chef Tomonori Nagai, who trained at Michelin-starred sushi restaurants in Singapore, creates his menu based on the seasons, offering pricey delicacies like Hokkaido sea urchin, fatty tuna and caviar. 

The new addition has been popular with Yelpers, which holds a 4.5-star rating out of 22 reviews on Yelp. 

Yelper Katherine J., who reviewed Sushi Nagai on July 16, wrote, "The selection and order of fish served was excellent. I loved everything, but here are some highlights: The uni, toro and caviar bowl with shiso flowers destroyed me. Nothing I eat will ever live up to that. Smoked bonito and golden eye snapper were both amazing in flavor and balanced so well with shiso."

And Yelper Nik T. wrote, "The artfully curated ingredients, complexly balanced taste, expertly matched temperature, lovingly shaped into one perfect bite, every time! It's a coaster ride that you never wish will come to an end."

Sushi Nagai is open from 6–9 p.m. on Tuesday-Sunday. (It's closed on Monday.)

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