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are asian places in SF open new year's day?

montecoretiger Dec 31, 2011 09:56 AM

wondering about: chinatown / little saigon / japantown -- will they be open tomorrow on new year's day? searching yields general threads about SF new year's day open restaurants, but of the fancy / opentable kind and i'm wondering about little noodle and vietnamese sandwich shops and such. does anyone know?

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    shanghaikid Dec 31, 2011 10:45 AM

    chinatown yes, little saigon probably, japantown, maybe. in general, japanese and thai restaurants will be closed, most chinese open, and korean restaurants depends on the location.

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    1. re: shanghaikid
      ML8000 Dec 31, 2011 11:53 AM

      I think you're right. Chinatown will be open. Not sure about Vietnamese places. Some Japantown shops might be open but my guess is restaurants and most of the shops will likely be closed.

      Chinatown only really shuts down for one reason - Chinese New Year. Japanese also celebrate New Years but on the Roman calendar. New Years is probably the most important holiday for both cultures.

      1. re: ML8000
        shanghaikid Dec 31, 2011 08:16 PM

        If all the korean and japanese eateries are closed, san wang (post st) should be opened. their hand pulled noodles (soups, za jang myun) is their specialty. relatively low pricing, big portions.

        some of the stores in little saigon are owned by chinese from vietnam, some of them may be open.

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