Hime Closed in the Marina

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The Lombard Street izakaya Hime Restaurant has closed its doors, marking another casualty of this particularly rough year. The restaurant's two Peninsula siblings Shabuway in San Mateo and Mountain View are still open, but the San Francisco shop apparently couldn't hack it. Eater pointed out that it's on a "desolate stretch of Lombard Street," which may have something to do with dwindling income. Also of note: The restaurant had respectable two-and-a-half star rating from the Chron, proving that it's not enough just to be good. You have to get people in the door, too.

The Shutter: Flashy, Odd Hime Calls It Quits [Eater]