Bay Area/ San Francisco/ Food & Drinks
Published on June 24, 2020
Estela's Donburi closes permanently in Lower Nob HillEstela's Donburi on Bush Street is for sale. | Photo: Britta Shoot/Hoodline

Lower Nob Hill's Estela's Donburi (891 Bush St.) appears to have closed for good. 

The Japanese café has a for-sale sign in the window, and its phone number is out of service. Hoodline's email inquiries about the closure were not returned.

Formerly known as Estela's Sandwiches, the small restaurant quietly changed names and refocused its menu on Japanese rice bowls and sushi in April 2019.

It's unclear whether the closure is related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many restaurants along the Bush Street corridor are still operating for takeout and offering delivery. 

Estela's restaurant space is listed for sale with an option to extend the current lease, which will terminate in Dec. 2021.