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Milkshakes, momos, and matcha ice cream: Explore the newest SoMa businesses

From a sustainable burger joint to a Japanese ice cream shop, SoMa has a lot of fresh new businesses to brag about. Read on for a rundown of the newest openings among the warehouses and skyscrapers.

Super Duper Burgers

117 New Montgomery St.

Photo: Super Duper Burgers/Yelp

Super Duper Burgers is a fast-casual burger restaurant, serving up signature sandwiches, shakes and more.

This new location of the Bay Area chain is the eighth to open in San Francisco, situated just a few blocks from Super Duper Burgers' Market Street and Metreon restaurants. Super Duper Burgers brings sustainable and natural ingredients to its burger joint concept and uses locally sourced meat for its double-patty Super Burger. On the menu, you'll find other fast-food favorites like fries, milkshakes and soft serve ice cream. The new location also offers a breakfast menu featuring fresh doughnuts, egg sandwiches and hash browns.

Yelp users are excited about the new Super Duper Burgers outpost, which currently holds five stars out of three reviews on the site.

Yelper Amanda K., who reviewed the new spot on Aug. 5, wrote, "My coworkers and I strolled down to get ice cream cones and milkshakes. I got the chocolate soft serve with chocolate dipped. It hit the spot for an afternoon treat!

Jose C. added, "Hit the spot! Brought the family to SF for the week and have already eaten here twice."

Super Duper Burgers is open from 8 a.m.–10 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m.–9 p.m. on Saturday. (It's closed on Sunday.)

Bini’s Kitchen

1001 Howard St.

Photo: Emma w./Yelp

Bini’s Kitchen is a Nepalese lunch spot, serving curries, momos and more.

Owner and chef Binita Pradhan started Bini's Kitchen in 2012 as a project at La Cocina, a nonprofit that supports aspiring female restaurateurs. From there, Pradhan began selling her handmade momos — Nepalese dumplings filled with turkey, lamb or veggies — at food truck fairs and from a take-out kiosk at 1 Post Plaza.

Although it's still counter-service, the new Howard Street location is the first version of Bini's Kitchen to offer space to dine in. Guests build their own lunch combo platters with their choice of meats and veggies stewed in Bini's signature spices and accompanied by four momos. Extra momos and other sides are available to order, too.

With a 4.5-star rating out of 21 reviews on Yelp, Bini’s Kitchen is getting positive attention.

Yelper Mike C., who reviewed the eatery on Aug. 2, wrote, "Friendly service, staff that remembers you, good food ... What more can you ask for?!"

Emi H. noted, "Restaurant is new and clean and great for groups!  You can watch your momos being made right in front of you!"

Bini’s Kitchen is open from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. on weekdays. (It's closed on weekends.)

Uji Time Dessert 

135 Fourth St.

Photo: Christina R./Yelp

Uji Time Dessert is a spot to score soft serve ice cream and other Japanese frozen treats.

Opened in the Metreon shopping center, this new shop is one of the latest locations of the Bay Area chain, which specializes in soft serve served in warm, fish-shaped taiyaki cones. Choose from ice cream flavors like matcha, black sesame and mandarin orange, and from add-ins like Nutella, Pocky and sweet red bean paste.

The shop is off to a promising start, with four stars out of 23 reviews on Yelp.

Yelper Pratima M., who reviewed the spot on July 25, wrote, "I got the black sesame ice cream with the red bean paste, and both were really tasty."

Jonathan S. added, "Ordered the Sumiyaki coffee and the matcha ice cream, and they didn't disappoint."

Uji Time Dessert is open from 10:30 a.m.–8:30 p.m. on Sunday-Thursday and 10:30 a.m.–9:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

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