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O Chame [Berkeley] closing ..... after 23 years.

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    1. Say it ain't so.

      So many lovely meals over the years.....

      1. RIP... I loved that place...

        1. A lovely (and well earned) eulogy from Michael Bauer:

          http://insidescoopsf.sfgate.com/blog/...

          1. Inside Scoop reports Sho Kamio's taking over the space, so that could be pretty great. I've gotten the feeling that Yoshi's didn't really provide him with the ideal stage to fulfill his talents.

            http://insidescoopsf.sfgate.com/blog/...

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            1. re: Robert Lauriston

              At the same time, I hope he doesn't stray too far from the O Chame formula; those noodle bowls were killer.

              1. re: dunstable

                He will probably turn it into a pizza place/by the slice. That area could use one. ;-)

                1. re: dunstable

                  Fried oyster & udon noodle bowl....

                2. re: Robert Lauriston

                  I think Sho had pretty much free rein at Yoshi's and probably had a say in the design of the kitchen in SF since he came onboard before it was built. Sounds more like he wants to own his own place. Plus Yoshi's SF never became the smash hit it was hoped.

                  1. re: nocharge

                    However free his hand was, the main draw at Yoshi's is the music, so he had to appeal to a much broader crowd than he will now. With two kitchens to oversee and the number of plates they had to crank out, execution couldn't possibly be as consistent as is possible in one small place.

                    1. re: Robert Lauriston

                      When Sho went to Yoshi's, he hired away part of his old crew from Ozumo, something that should have helped consistency in the kitchen. But on my last several visits to SF, I've every sign of a restaurant struggling to attract diners with the kitchen likely running at a small fraction of capacity. The SF project has not been a great success and filed for bankruptcy last December.