Mau Reopens as Mau Viet Kitchen


As we reported on Monday, new Asian-inspired restaurant Mau (665 Valencia) let go of chef Sante Salvoni last week. They reopened yesterday for lunch and dinner with new subtitle “Viet Kitchen,” and posted their new menu on the website, and as the Scoop points out, it’s suspiciously similar to the menu at sister restaurant Tin Vietnamese Cuisine, which is owned by Mau partner Hung Dang. The only difference? The prices are higher, because this is Valencia Street, not SoMa. You’ve got your spring rolls, noodle dishes, rice plates, and banh mi (at lunch only). Mau began with Salvoni’s aspirations to put new spins on Asian street food, with no particular national cuisine dominant. But will your standard Vietnamese fare find an audience just a few blocks from perennial favorite Sunflower? Time will tell, and the owners obviously hope so. [Scoop, Earlier]