Good news: San Francisco legacy business Hamburger Haven is reopening in just a few weeks!
Closed since the early days of the pandemic, owner Roozbeh Falahati (who took over the business from his father Majid) told SF Gate he plans to reopen by the end of June as he finalizes a 25-year-long lease with the Chinatown Community Development Center, which in 2018 purchased the building from the city’s Small Sites Program to primarily preserve its rent-controlled housing.
Located at the northeast corner of Clement and 10th streets in the Richmond District, Hamburger Haven has served affordable breakfast and hamburgers to neighborhood residents since 1968. Falahati plans to preserve Hamburger Haven’s unique features, from its wood-paneled walls to the its dark green diner stools, but some renovations are necessary such as updating the floors and equipment. And for now, the menu will only cover breakfast and lunch; this will hopefully include the restaurant’s breakfast special, which hasn’t changed since they opened in 1968.
Hamburger Haven joined the San Francisco Legacy Business Registry in 2016. Read their full application here.