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Bay Area Restaurant Closings

The SF Bay Area restaurants that have closed during the pandemic.

Even though new places continue to open, this is an incredibly challenging time for restaurants. The shutdown, reopening with new guidelines, and concerns for health and safety have forced many to close their doors permanently.

Below is a roundup of those places, though it is not a comprehensive list. The National Restaurant Association says that around 100,000 restaurants around the country have closed as of September 2020. These are just the ones in the Bay Area we know about right now. It’s also worth noting that not all of these places are closed for good. Some have stated their plans to return in a new space, or in a different form. We’ve indicated in parenthesis if that’s the case. If you know a place that should be included, please send an email to

New as of 4/26/2021: Tyger’s Coffee Shop, Little Gem (Union St location only), The Greenwich, Bissap Baobab (Oakland)

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San Francisco

  • Angkor Borei

  • Alfred’s Steakhouse

  • Arguello

  • Art’s Cafe

  • August 1 Five

  • Badlands

  • Baker Street Bistro

  • Barvale

  • Beachside Coffee Bar & Kitchen

  • Bistro Aix

  • Blind Cat

  • Bussaba

  • Cafe du Soleil (200 Filmore Street)

  • Castagna

  • Castro Republic

  • CatHead’s BBQ

  • Cha-Am Thai

  • Chili Lemon Garlic

  • Cliff House

  • Cockscomb

  • Coin-Op Game Room

  • Cowgirl Creamery & Sidekick Cafe (Ferry Building location will permanently close April 10th)

  • Dobbs Ferry

  • Dosa (SF’s Fillmore location only. Dosa by Dosa in Oakland remains open.)

  • Estela’s Donburi

  • Far East Cafe

  • Farallon

  • Ferment Drink Repeat - FDR Brewery

  • Francisca’s

  • Great Gold

  • Hakkasan

  • Harrington’s Bar & Grill

  • Hillside Supper Club

  • Hinodeya (SoMa location only. Japantown location is still open.)

  • Homage

  • Homage LTD

  • Ichi Sushi

  • Indian Paradox

  • It’s Tops

  • Izakaya Roku

  • JapaCurry

  • Jeanne d’Arc

  • La Boulangerie (Sutter Street location only. Other locations remain open.)

  • Lefty O’Doul’s

  • Little Gem (Union Street location only. The Grove Street location in Hayes Valley remains open.)

  • Locanda

  • Los Guisados Del Patrón

  • Louis’ Diner

  • Love N’ Haight Deli

  • Lucky 13

  • Mahila

  • Mauerpark

  • Maven

  • Mestiza

  • Mikaku

  • Mozzeria (Mission location. Their food truck will remain in operation.)

  • Muddy’s Coffee House

  • M.Y. China

  • My Pot

  • Naked Fish

  • Nick’s (All three locations - Nick’s Kitchen, Nick’s on Grand, Nick’s on Mission)

  • Nico

  • Nizario’s (Castro location only.)

  • Nommo

  • Nopalito (Inner Sunset location only.)

  • Obispo

  • Orson’s Belly

  • Ozaoza

  • Pachino Pizzeria

  • Palio Cafe

  • Pasta Pop-Up

  • Pause Wine Bar

  • Pera

  • Pesce e Riso

  • Pica Pica Arepa Kitchen

  • Prairie

  • Ramen Underground

  • Recchiuti Confections (Dogpatch location only. Ferry Building location is open.)

  • Revolution Cafe

  • Rigolo

  • Ristorante Franchino

  • Ritual Coffee (Castro location only. The Mission, Hayes Valley, and Haight locations remain open.)

  • Rosa Mexicano

  • Rotunda at Neiman Marcus

  • Rusty’s Southern

  • Sally’s Restaurant

  • Salt House

  • Seal Rock Restaurant

  • Serpentine

  • Skool

  • Stacks

  • Straw

  • Sunset Slurps

  • Takara

  • The Commissary

  • The Creamery

  • The Crepe Houses

  • The Greenwich

  • The Grove (Hayes Valley location only. The Design District location is open.)

  • The House

  • The Little Chihuahua (Valencia Street location in the Mission only.)

  • The Riddler

  • The Taco Shop At Underdogs

  • The Stud

  • Thieves Tavern

  • Ton Kiang

  • Town’s End

  • Triple Voodoo Brewery

  • Trou Normand

  • Tyger’s Coffee Shop

  • Udon Underground

  • Velvet Cantina

  • Virgil’s Sea Room

  • Vive La Tarte (Ferry Buiding location.)

  • Walzwerk

  • Wish

  • Yiyi’s Mandarin Kitchen

Daly City

  • Moonstar Buffet

South San Francisco

  • Armstrong Brewing Co.


  • 4505 Burgers & BBQ (Laurel District location)

  • Aisle 5

  • B-Dama

  • Beer Revolution

  • Bica Coffeehouse

  • Binney Park

  • Bissap Baobab

  • Black Spring Coffee

  • Chopstick Express

  • Cosecha

  • Dopo

  • El Gusano

  • Gaylord’s Caffe Espresso

  • Gourmet Delight

  • Grocery Cafe

  • Independent Brewing Company

  • Jules Thin Crust

  • Julie’s Cafe (Oakland location only. Original Alameda location remains open.)

  • Kangnam Pho House

  • La Guerrera’s Kitchen

  • La Boulangerie (Rockridge location)

  • Liba

  • Magpie

  • Miliki

  • Momo & Curry

  • Ninna

  • Perch Coffeehouse

  • R’Noodles

  • Rosamunde (Swan’s Market location only. The SF location in the Mission is open.)

  • Siam Bay Authentic Thai Cuisine

  • Slicer

  • Soul Provisions

  • Starline Social Club (The building and business are currently up for sale, and the owners hope the new buyers will carry out Starline Social Club’s legacy.)

  • Subrosa Coffee (both Oakland locations have been sold, and will reopen under new ownership as States Coffee.)

  • Sun Sing Pastry

  • The Lede (The restaurant continues on as a pop-up at Café Encina.)

  • The Stork Club

  • Tribune Tavern

  • Uptown Nightclub

  • Woods Bar & Brewery (All SF locations remain open.)


  • Albatross

  • Au Coquelet

  • Cafe Ohlone (The restaurant will live on in another form.)

  • Corso

  • Espresso Roma

  • La Capilla

  • Lalime’s

  • Little Hunan

  • Maison Bleue

  • Pacific Standard Taproom

  • Pedro’s Brazil Cafe (University Ave. only. The Westbrae Biergarten location is open.)

  • Sack’s Coffee House

  • Secret Scoop

  • Tartine (All SF locations remain open)

  • Tharaphu Burmese Street Food


  • Cookiebar Scoop Shop (The Oakland location remains open.)

  • Mama Papa Lithuania


  • The Meat Up


  • Rabbit’s Foot Meadery

Mountain View

  • Clarke’s Charcoal Burger

  • Flights on Castro Street

  • Shalala Ramen


  • Checker NY Deli

San Mateo

  • Esposto’s Delicatessen

  • Vault 164

  • Viognier Restaurant


  • The Saddle Rack

Point Reyes Station

  • Osteria Stellina

Palo Alto

  • Mayfield Bakery & Cafe

  • Tam Tam

San Jose

  • Tacolicious (Santana Row location only. Other Tacolicious locations remain open.)

St. Helena


  • Miminashi


  • All Seasons Bistro

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