6 New Bay Area Restaurants to Try in April

6 New Bay Area Restaurants to Try in April


Looking for somewhere new to eat? We've got you covered.

The 85-seat dining area at Mister Jiu's also offers a view of the Transamerica Building. (Photo by Katie Borreson)

Mister Jiu's

For years we've been hearing tell of chef Brandon Jew's (Bar Agricole) newest venture, a contemporary Chinese restaurant to be located, somewhat surprisingly, in Chinatown. And now, finally, the old Four Seas space on Grant Avenue will open its doors on April 8th as Mister Jiu's. Everything from the soy sauce to the chili paste is handmade with the utmost precision, so don't feel guilty if you order seconds (or thirds).  //  Opens April 8: 731 Grant Ave. (Chinatown), misterjius.com

Build your own poke bowl in the Inner Sunset. (photo via Facebook) 

Poki Time

It seems like poke is the latest craze to sweep the Bay Area, but we're not complaining. Poki Time, which opens this Friday, will offer customizable bowls of Hawaiian-style raw fish with rice, sauces, vegetables and other toppings. In addition to four fish options—salmon, tuna, yellowtail and albacore—choose from 13 different toppings such as Spam, edamame, crab meat, and mango. The restaurant will also serve mochi desserts and delivery is in the works!  //  Opens April 8: 549 Irving (Inner Sunset), facebook.com/Poki-Time

The Hot Wes burger looks as good as it tastes. (photo by Wes Rowe) 

Wes Burger 

Pop-up vet Wes Rowe has been grilling some of San Francisco’s best burgers every Wednesday night for the last two years. This month, the master of Texas-style patties will finally get his own space in the Mission, right next to Mission Chinese Food. The menu will offer some of his top-hits burgers (like the stoner-inspired Hot Wes, pictured above) as well as (literal) buckets of fried chicken and tater tots.  // Opens April 6: 240 Mission St. (Mission), wesburgernmore.com

Waxman's is making Ghiradelli Square cool again. (photo via Facebook) 


Celebrity chef and California cuisine pioneer Jonathan Waxman (Chez Panisse) returned to the Bay Area last month with the opening of new restaurant + cafe Waxman's in Ghirardelli Square. The California-Italian menu features a selection of handmade pastas, grilled and wood oven roasted meats, and Waxman's signature JW roasted chicken with salsa verde, accompanied by a wine list curated by David Lynch and seasonal cocktails from Patrick Poelvoorde.  //  900 N. Point St. (Ghiradelli Square), waxmanssfo.com

Salty, sweet, and savory, Hella Vegan Eats' beet patty-based doughnut burgers are bomb. (photo via Hella Vegan Eats) 

Classic Cars West

Classic cars, beer, art, and an outdoor garden—what more could you want out of a dining experience? Classic Cars West is a new beer garden + cafe + art gallery operating out of an Uptown Oakland vintage car dealership. The space will also house the first permanent brick-and-mortar location for popular food truck, Hella Vegan Eats. Best of all worlds.  //  411 26th St. (Oakland), classiccarswest.com

The newest venture from chef William Lue (Grocery Cafe), Tender Loving Food is now serving up hearty and affordable Burmese food for lunch in the Tenderloin. Best of all? Everything will cost under $10!  //  393 Eddy St. (Tenderloin), tenderlovingfood.com

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