New restaurants that opened around Sacramento, CA in June


At least 15 new restaurants opened in the Sacramento area in June, serving everything from burgers to frozen desserts to Lebanese wraps.

Four restaurants opened in Sacramento proper, while three welcomed new customers in Folsom and two each debuted in Davis and Rancho Cordova. North Highlands, Lincoln, Roseville and Antelope have also added one restaurant each.

Bone Crafting Kitchen (113 D Street, Davis): The sister restaurant of Broderick Roadhouse and Anonymous PizzaBones specializes in burgers, sandwiches and sharing plates like gorgonzola/oyster mushroom fries.

green grill (3191 Zinfandel Drive, Suite 3, Rancho Cordova): Rajbir Randhawa’s all-vegan restaurant, first opened in San Ramon as Baagan, offers most of its dishes gluten-free and organic like the spicy mung burger or the crispy cauliflower tempura.

Juju Kitchen & Cocktails (1501 L St., Sacramento): David and Kelly English, former owners of the Press Bistro in downtown Sacramento, opened their new little food/cocktail lounge near the Capitol on June 1.

The Mini Birrieria (2682 Northgate Blvd., Sacramento): La Mini Birrieria opened a brick-and-mortar store in South Natomas after years of serving Michoacán-style birria de res in tacos and tortas de quesabirria in pop-ups.

Leatherby Family Dairy (610 Twelve Bridges Parkway, Lincoln): Leatherby’s celebrated its 40th anniversary by debuting in Lincoln, the famous local ice cream and burger chain’s fourth location and first outside of Sacramento County.

Mochi dough (2791 E. Bidwell Street, Suite 600, Folsom): An offshoot of Bober tea which opened on June 26, Mochi Dough specializes in fluffy rice fritters and plans to open an additional location in Roseville.

Mochinut (4191 Thrive Drive, Suite 120, Roseville): This mochi donut shop also sells Korean-style corn dogs, as do Mochinuts in Downtown and South Sacramento and Antelope.

New Kathmandu cuisine (3672 J Street, Sacramento): Kathmandu Kitchen’s new owners, Suman Khadka and Sushil Kuikel, took over from Junoon Flavors of India in East Sacramento and kept some dishes while adding new ones such as chow mein and Himalayan dumplings called momos.

Thai paste (417 Mace Blvd., Suite I, Davis): Ancient Thai canteen Chef Douang Chay has opened her own Thai restaurant in a South Davis mall with familiar stir-fries, noodle dishes, curries and salads.

Roostarz Hot Chicken (10750 Olson Drive, Rancho Cordova): Look for Nashville-style hot chicken sandwiched between buns at Roostarz, like the original restaurant in downtown El Dorado Hills.

Shagun Indian Cuisine (7511 Watt Ave., Suite 107, North Highlands): This Indian buffet also offers catering and has a 400-person banquet hall, where guests can enjoy lamb samosas and Kashmiri naans.

The lair of caramel (3406 Broadway, Sacramento): Grilling steaks and martinis are on the menu at the brand new Oak Park bar and restaurant from Irish Hospitality Group, the owners of Ro Sham Beaux and The cozy.

vampire penguin (420 Palladio Drive, Suite 1705, Folsom): This dessert shop with locations in South Sacramento and Granite Bay is known for shaved snowa Taiwanese treat similar to a shave ice/ice cream hybrid.

Delicious teriyaki and sushi (7909 Walerga Road, Suite 111, Antelope): Fast-casual Yummy is Antelope Marketplace’s new spot for sashimi, ramen, donburi bowls, and tempura.

Spicy Mediterranean cuisine (1008 Riley Street, Folsom): Customers can get kofta kebab wraps, tabbouleh, chicken shawarma in pomegranate molasses or other Mediterranean dishes at Folsom’s new Lebanese restaurant.

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Benjy Egel covers local restaurants and bars for The Sacramento Bee as well as breaking general news and investigative projects. A native of Sacramento, he previously covered affairs for the Amarillo Globe-News in Texas.

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