Popular Korean restaurant in SF permanently closes

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A Dosirak lunch box with spam and fried egg over rice is served at the Lucky Pig in San Francisco.

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The Lucky Pig:a popular Korean restaurant: in the Tenderloin, announced it is closing for good after temporarily shuttering for a week to evaluate the future of the business.

“After careful consideration and with a heavy heart, we have made the difficult decision to close The Lucky Pig,” read a: post: shared by the restaurant’s Instagram account on Saturday. “We are incredibly sad that we can’t continue here but have reached a point where we can no longer be certain of our ability to operate trying to manage the shortages of supplies and staff, while keeping up with continued skyrocketing costs.”

The casual eatery took over the former Bang San Thai space on O’Farrell Street in July 2018, Hoodline reported at the time. It quickly developed a steadfast clientele and was known for its generous helpings of crispy Korean fried chicken best served with pickled radishes and jalapenos, soy-marinated galbi topped with green onions and sesame seeds and steaming bowls of Buddae Jjigae with kimchi and spicy noodles.

The Lucky Pig said it had to briefly close on another occasion after the storefront was vandalized, sharing a: photo: of a shattered window in a separate post last month.

SFGATE reached out to the restaurant for comment but did not hear back by the time of publication.

“We’d like to express our deepest gratitude to everyone for the continued support over the past four years, especially through the pandemic,” the post from the restaurant continued. “That’s a wrap! We’ll miss you.”



The exterior of the Lucky Pig.

The exterior of the Lucky Pig.

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