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Recent Openers December 3-9, 2014 

Tuesday, Dec 2 2014

Crystal Jade: The first outpost of this Asian chain has opened in a massive 20,000-square-foot space near the Embarcadero after a $14 million renovation. The high-end restaurants are known for soup dumplings and specialties like roasted suckling pig. Four Embarcadero Center, 399-1400,

Emmy's Spaghetti Shack: Everyone's favorite purveyor of spaghetti and meatballs has moved down the street. The new digs are bigger, but the eclectic décor, community vibe, and stick-to-your-ribs food promise to remain the same. 3230 Mission, 206-2086,

Hapa Ramen: After years of pop-ups, chef and divisive tweeter Richie Nakano finally has his own brick-and-mortar in the Mission. The new spot isn't just soup though: Look for fried chicken-stuffed steam buns, sweet and spicy pork ribs, and more. 2293 Mission,

Rintaro: The new 60-seat izakaya at 14th and Folsom comes from Sylvan Mishima Brackett, formerly of Peko Peko and Chez Panisse. He spent a while in Japan doing research for the restaurant so expect a Tokyo-style menu replete with skewers and other small plates. 82 14th St., 589-7022,

Rx: The latest in Dennis Leary and Eric Passetti's downtown bar empire (Natoma Cabana, Terminus, et al.) comes to the old Trocadero Club space. Its cocktail list is based on an actual old-timey menu for "medicinal alcohol" and is heavy on the amaro. 710 Geary

Tap(415): Westfield Mall's new gastropub "Under the Dome" comes from the 25 Lusk guys, which means its menu is refined comfort food — think prawn corn dogs and pastrami tater tots. Along with a long tap list, the drinks menu also features boozy milkshakes and a bacon-infused Old Fashioned. 845 Market,

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