Srijith Gopinath to Debut Restaurant in San Francisco

The chef who introduced Cal-Indian cuisine to the Bay Area plans to open a new restaurant in San Francisco.
Srijith Gopinath to Debut Restaurant in San Francisco
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According to a recently issued On-Sale General Eating Place permit, Srijith Girija Gopinath — known for introducing the Cal-Indian culinary genre to the Bay Area — has plans to debut a new restaurant in San Francisco. The restaurant’s name is listed as Copra and the address is 1700 Fillmore Street. The 6,600-square-foot space was previously home to the South-Indian restaurant Dosa.

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Alongside Ayesha Thapar, Gopinath is the co-owner of Palo Alto’s Ettan and of Little Blue Door, a casual eatery in downtown Los Altos. He is also the Executive Chef at Ettan with a previous position as Executive Chef at Taj Campton Place in San Francisco. Thapar and Gopinath plan to open Copra together. 

Gopinath tells Eater SF that the “food will differ from both Campton and Ettan,” embodying a more personal “frill-free cuisine” similar to the one that he grew up with in South India. He says to expect seafood and vegetables as main dishes.

Originally from Kerala, India, Gopinath received his formal training at the Culinary Institute of America in New York and by “‘staging’ at the Michelin two-star Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in England,” according to Ettan’s website. Additionally, the website describes Gopinath as the “most decorated Indian chef cooking in the United States today,” boasting two Michelin stars. 

An opening date has not yet been announced. What Now San Francisco was unable to contact a company representative by the time of publication. 

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Elise McCorkle

Elise McCorkle is a freelance writer for What Now Media Group. She is an alumna of The University of Texas at Austin and has experience working in the creative, advertising, and events industries. She is currently based in Lisbon, Portugal.
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