This summer has seen major changes in Broadway area restaurants.
Shoki Ramen House, 2530 21st St., just south of Broadway, had a devastating kitchen fire on July 19 with significant smoke damage around the back windows. A cyclone fence now encircles the building. The cause of the fire is unknown and under investigation. No plans for reopening dates are posted on the restaurant’s website. Shoki Ramen House’s other location at 1201 R St. remains open seven days a week.
Oak Park Brewing Company, 3514 Broadway, shut down in July after four years. The Sacramento County Department of Health closed the bar and restaurant in May 2018 after an inspection found cockroaches, mice and other vermin in beer brewing and food preparation areas. After a three-day “deep clean,” the business reopened. It passed a follow-up inspection a month later. The closing was abruptly announced in mid-July.
The New Canton Restaurant, 2523 Broadway, long known for its dim sum, has closed.
A new Chinese restaurant, Ming Dynasty, has opened at 1211 Broadway, across from Target, at the former location of Fortune House. It also specializes in dim sum.