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Lateral Moves: Y&Y Vietnamese Restaurant and Sweethut in Inner Richmond [San Francisco]

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Lateral Moves: Y&Y Vietnamese Restaurant and Sweethut in Inner Richmond [San Francisco]

pane | Jul 8, 2012 10:42 AM

Two updates from familiar Clement Street spots that are flying the grand opening flag:

Looks like Y&Y Vietnamese Deli (reviewed here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/696201) has been replaced with Y&Y Vietnamese Restaurant, which is a sit-down place with more of a polished, updated feel than Yummy Yummy (its sister restaurant). Like Yummy Yummy, Y&Y has a more extensive list of desserts and drinks than a typical Vietnamese restaurant. I ordered banh cuon off the "Special Snacks" menu, which also includes banh khot. Great prep, very fresh tasting and carefully prepared. Rice rolls were soft and unsticky, beautifully toasted garlic, gently cooked green onion. The place was crowded at 1 p.m. on a Saturday, mostly with big Vietnamese families. They kept an extensive menu of banh mi, which is surprising for a sit-down restaurant and good news for people who liked the sandwiches at the deli.

Sweethut, related to Wonderful Foods, replaces Sweet Delight (or Delite?). They're running a grand opening sale discounting milk teas to $1.99 and fruit tapioca drinks to $2.50. I got a mango-coconut tapioca, regularly priced at $3.75 I think. Fresh mango, good tapioca, coconut not too heavy or sunblock-y. Super friendly, charming counter ladies, much like at the original Wonderful Foods.

Sweethut
519 Clement Street

Y&Y
914 Clement St

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