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Txoko - Closed

504 Broadway San Francisco, CA 94133 | North Beach/ Chinatown | 415-500-2744

Location Description:

Txoko (pronounced "Choh-koh"), a cocktail-friendly joint with Basque influences and small plates, is the the evolution of Naked Lunch, Ian Begg and Ryan Maxey's popup sandwich shop, which still operates out of the side. In San Sebastián, pintxos are bar snacks pinned to a slice of bread with a toothpick, usually served en masse on a buffet, but here a pintxo is a minuscule course in itself: a ricotta-stuffed squash blossom, or a few mussels coated in romesco. Some dishes, such as most of the desserts, are overthought and/or overwrought, but dishes like the sweetbreads with chorizo and the halibut with sweet-onion sauce and summer beans strike the right balance between creativity and good taste. The the best part of the menu may be Begg's cheese plates, each one carefully arranged around the cheese it showcases.


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Details

  • Cuisine(s): Basque, California
  • Hours: Sun, Tue-Sat 5pm-2am
  • Price: $$$
  • Serving: Dinner, Late Night
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Parking: Street
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards
  • Attire: Dressy
  • Extra Info: Muni: 8X, 10, 12, 30, 41.
  • Features: Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party

Related Stories

  • SFoodie: Restaurant News
    It's always exciting to report good news after bad, and today brings word that Ryan Maxey and Ian Begg are keeping the space where they shuttered Txoko restaurant on New Year's Eve and using...
  • SFoodie: Drink of the Week
    Some drinks are natural born thirst-shakers. At Txoko, bar manager Jason Brown's Cool Hand Luke Fizz ($11, Fighting Cock Bourbon, Mexican Coca Cola, egg whites, Peychaud's bitters) is a...
  • Dining: Reviewed
    In San Sebastián, pintxos are bar snacks pinned to a slice of bread with a toothpick, usually served en masse on a buffet — you eat your fill and count up the toothpicks when...
  • SFoodie: 'Eat'
    For this week's full-length restaurant review, I wrote about Txoko, the much-awaited restaurant from Naked Lunch owners Ian Beggs and Ryan Maxey, who are translating their quirky,...
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