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

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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  1. 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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    1. re: soupçon

      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 This had led me to believe that San Sun may have been replaced by a Vietnamese noodle restaurant and they didn't bother to take down the old sign, like when Z & Y replaced Sam Lok on Jackson.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

      1. re: Chandavkl

        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

    2. 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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      1. re: Chandavkl

        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.

      2. 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

        1. 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.

           
          1. 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.