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San Sun Restaurant moving to former Great Oriental space; displaced by Chinatown Subway Station construction.

soupçon Jan 1, 2011 07:59 PM

I had my New Year's noodles "for long life" at San Sun Restaurant on Stockton St. today and the menu had a notice posted on it that they would be moving to 848 Washington Street "in early 2011." Found out later that they face relocation due to the Chinatown Central Subway station construction, and had bought the building formerly housing Great Oriental around the corner. No news on what will happen to Little Paris, Joy Hing or any other businesses that may be displaced.

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Great Oriental
848 Washington St, San Francisco, CA 94108

San Sun
941 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94108

 
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    Chandavkl Oct 17, 2011 09:52 PM

    Thanks for the blow by blow account of the demise of this block. Have you been to the Cafe New Honolulu a half block down on the other side of the street?

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      soupçon Oct 18, 2011 08:07 PM

      Haven't had a meal there in ages, though I often got gai pies there while waiting for the bus until recently when they changed their baker. I recall when it was called South Hollywood and was related to the place called "North Hollywood" on Pacific.

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        Chandavkl Oct 18, 2011 09:17 PM

        Thanks. Just wondering if Cafe New Honolulu was any different than the predecessor Cafe Honolulu.

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        Cafe Honolulu
        888 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA

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          jzc Dec 22, 2011 01:48 PM

          Now that Little Paris is gone, is there another place that has Vietnamese sandwiches in Chinatown? Also, I used to get Vietnamese beef stew with rice noodle soup there when under the weather. It always hit the spot and only $5. Any recommendations?

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            soupçon Dec 22, 2011 06:31 PM

            Best option for banh mi in Chinatown may be Latte Express, in the 700 block of Kearny, next to the relocated Joy Hing. I think one of the two Vietnamese places on Broadway sells banh mi (but forgot which one).

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              Chandavkl Dec 22, 2011 08:12 PM

              I think that's Vietnam Restaurant at 620 Broadway

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      soupçon Oct 17, 2011 09:17 PM

      The last shoe has dropped for this building; today I noticed that new signage is up on the former Cheung Hing site at 710 Kearny St. (next to the Garden Restuarant) for Joy Hing BBQ Noodle House, so this will presumably be its new home. A sign is also up in the window of Little Paris indicationg it will "move" to its existing second location (Little Paris 2) in the Sunset.

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        soupçon Oct 6, 2011 07:29 PM

        Little Paris has posted a classy goodbye banner. You's has announced that they have "moved" to 675 Broadway (where they already had another branch) and I assume that Little Paris will likewise fold into their Irving St. branch.

         
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          soupçon Sep 6, 2011 06:38 PM

          By way of an update, I noticed today that Wycen Foods is preparing to relocate to 832B Stockton St. (in the Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall building).

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          Wycen Foods
          903 Washington St, San Francisco, CA

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            Chandavkl Jun 20, 2011 08:38 AM

            San Sun has moved into the new space on Washington. I didn't realize how large that location was--it's certainly a big step up for them.

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            San Sun
            941 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94108

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              Chandavkl Jun 30, 2011 10:32 PM

              Went back for a closer look this evening. New space is cavernous compared to their former location. Combined with the bright orange chairs and the light blue pillars, just looking at the interior is kind of blinding.

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              soupçon Feb 15, 2011 09:42 PM

              I did a little followup and confirmed (from the SEIR document for the Central Subway) that the entire yellow building would be taken by Muni for its station. In addition to San Sun, Little Paris, Joy Hing, and You's Dim Sum are goners, as well as Wycen Foods (the sausage maker) around the corner and a couple of beauty shops.

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              You's Dim Sum
              675 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133

              Wycen Foods
              903 Washington St, San Francisco, CA

              San Sun
              941 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94108

               
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                Chandavkl Feb 16, 2011 09:24 AM

                I noticed when I walked by San Sun last week, and also in your picture, that there is a secondary sign under the main sign that says Tam Duong. This had led me to believe that San Sun may have been replaced by a Vietnamese noodle restaurant and they didn't bother to take down the old sign, like when Z & Y replaced Sam Lok on Jackson. Do you know if this might be the case?

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                Z & Y
                655 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133

                San Sun
                941 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94108

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                  soupçon Feb 16, 2011 05:21 PM

                  San Sun has always been Chinese-Vietnamese (or Vietnamese-Chinese) and served pho alongside Chinese noodle dishes. San Sun is called San Yang in Chinese, with San as in "three" and the "yang" of yin-yang. In Vietnamese, Tam is "three" and "yin-yang is Âm-Dương.

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                  San Sun
                  941 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94108

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