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By: A.G Royale

Barracuda a long time Castro neighborhood favorite, known for reasonably priced sushi and Bottomless mimosa’s (during Sunday brunch) will be closing it’s doors after 8 years and reopen with a new culinary concept and name.

“Mandu,” will open in February, serving up fresh culinary flare, much anticipated for the Castro neighborhood. Manu will feature pan-Asian style street food and pan pacific themed drinks including wine, and sake. The name, Mandu means pot sticker in Korean.

The concept of Mandu aims to deliver a street food style experience often represented in Japan, Korea, and Thailand’s alleys to the city by the Bay Area.

Mandu will be open for dinner, with plans to extend back into Sunday morning brunch, and then from there re-open for lunch. For now, however, the goal will be to perfect the dinner experience, delight the Castro District locales, and infuse a culinary change into the neighborhood that's priced affordably, approachable, and delicious.

What are your thoughts Castro? Are you ready for an Asian street-style dining experience? Let us know in the comments below.