Word on the streets of Oakland is that Señor Sisig is opening a fourth brick-and-mortar at 330 17th St. They will be joining Timeless Coffee as one of the retail spaces located on the ground floor of the ZO apartment building. This location is just a block away from their current setup at 1628 Webster St., which opened as a temporary storefront in early 2021.
The tip to What Now San Francisco shows that a lease was signed in October 2021 for a 2,200 square-foot shell space, so it’s possible that a full build-out is in the works in anticipation of an official announcement. Because of this, one might guess that this third location will not open until 2022. The owners of Señor Sisig could not be reached for comment.
Señor Sisig has been making waves throughout the Bay Area food scene since 2010, showcasing the best that Filipino-American cuisine has to offer. Sisig originated as a Filipino dish typically enjoyed as a drinking food in the Philippines. It is traditionally made with the snout and head of a pig, which gets chopped, highly seasoned, then grilled to delicious perfection.
These days, and in the U.S. especially, sisig is made more palatable using different cuts such as pork shoulder. Señor Sisig has taken this to the next level by making it accessible to more tastes, integrating the recipe for chicken and tofu, while fusing the proteins into dishes like burritos, tacos, loaded fries, and more. They are also known for their “Vegano” menu, which includes 100% plant-based versions of their regular menu.
In addition to their current Oakland location, their first brick-and-mortar is located in San Francisco’s Mission District. They also maintain a fleet of food trucks and are set up with Local Kitchens mirco food hall.
Editor’s Note: This article has been updated in May 2022, following confirmation that Señor Sisig’s third brick-and-mortar will be at San Francisco’s Ferry Building Marketplace. The Oakland location is also confirmed and scheduled to open in Fall 2022.