SF Eats: Lemonade closes in Sunset, Civic Center loses Burger King, new curry joint by SF ramen vets

Lemonade founder Alan Jackson and Ian Olsen, chief development officer. Photo: Walter Thompson/Hoodline
By Alisa Scerrato - Published on October 07, 2019.
Here's the latest in SF food news. In this edition: a healthy eatery closes in the Inner Sunset, "the worst Burger King in the world" closes in Civic Center and a Japanese curry spot opens in the Inner Richmond.


Inner Sunset

Lemonade (1266 9th Ave)

Photo: Walter Thompson/Hoodline

Tipsters Dorothy C. and Brian W. alerted us that Lemonade recently closed its location at 1266 9th Avenue. It was the largest outpost for the healthy, fast-casual eatery in the city, which opened in June of 2017. 

A sign is posted on the door saying, “We’re grateful to have been a part of the community over the last few years. Our sun has set and we look forward to serving you at our nearby locations soon.” The restaurant's other locations are at 781 Mission St. and 16 W. Portal Ave.

We’ve reached out to its owners but have not heard back. We will provide updates when we have more information about the closure and plans for the now-vacant space.

Civic Center

Burger King (1200 Market St.)

Photo: Allie Pape/Hoodline

Signs on the door of the Burger King at 1200 Market St. indicate that the location closed permanently last week, on Oct. 1st.

A security guard from the San Francisco Public library, Paul Little, told SF Gate that he has watched the eatery struggle for years.

"It was the worst Burger King in the world," Little told SF Gate. "It's the population here. If you go into the Starbucks across the street, they'll tell you the same thing. They've been trying to get it together but I heard there was a time recently when all the employees just got up and left."

In February 2016, the restaurant temporarily closed down due to a health code violation, which cited an "imminent hazard" potentially leading to "food intoxication, food infection, disease transmission, vermin infestation, or hazardous condition that requires immediate correction or cessation of the operation."


Inner Richmond

Konomama (4601 Geary Blvd.)

Photo: Shunju T./Yelp

Konomama recently opened its doors for business at 4601 Geary Blvd. in the Inner Richmond. 

A collaboration between Takahiro Hori (of the now shuttered Ken Kan Ramen in the Mission) and Yoshuke Takahashi (of Ramen Underground), the vegan-friendly restaurant focuses on Japanese curry.

The menu offerings start with an original or vegan stock, topping selections such as BBQ pork rib, pork katsu, or fried tofu, and several options for sides such as sweet potato fries or edamame hummus.

Chef Hori told Eater SF that the restaurant aims to create a relaxing atmosphere that’s also kid- and baby-friendly. 

You can follow Konomama on Instagram here.

If you've seen something new (or closing) in the neighborhood, text your tips and photos to (415) 200-3233, or email [email protected] If we use your info in a story, we'll give you credit.

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