After nearly 25 years, the world’s favorite Pomelo at Inner Sunset


Fans will be sad to hear that Inner Sunset’s longtime staple Pomelo has closed its doors. Pomelo last served customers on April 30, as first reported Table hopper. The closure comes after nearly 25 years of operation at 92 Judah Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues).

His stoppage was triggered mainly by complications related to the coronavirus. “In addition to the loss of our lease and the financially devastating 2 years of the pandemic, it has become an insurmountable challenge to deal with ever-increasing costs and supply chain issues, to find qualified personnel and to work through the city paperwork,” the restaurant said in a Instagram post.

Photo credit: @pomelosf/Instagram

Pomelo was known for its creative dishes that were named after well-known cities around the world. There was a robust brunch menu that literally offered something for every palate. The range on the menu was impressive with dishes like the Sukabumi, an Indonesian rice and chicken porridge with fried soybeans, Chinese celery, yellow curry, shrimp crisps and fried shallots, or the Miraflores which featured Crispy Afro-Peruvian bean and rice pancakes with Peruvian yellow pepper sauce, topped with marinated grilled skirt steak, fried plantains and a fried egg.

“It was our great joy and our privilege to take your palace on a journey around the world! We will all miss you and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the loyalty, friendships and sense of family we have so generously received from you,” said Pomelo owner Rolf Bachmann’s Instagram post. Pomelo also had another location on Church Street in Noe Valley from 2001 to 2016.

Photo credit: @pomelosf/Instagram

Pomelo was named after a large type of Southeast Asian citrus fruit and a replica of the fruit hangs in front of the location on Judah Street. Pomelo’s legacy and unique recipes can live on in the form of a cookbook. “Keep following this account for a possible announcement regarding a collection of recipes that we may release in the coming months,” the restaurant posted on instagramso, keep an eye on that.


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