RESTAURANT CLOSINGS

Here’s a list of eateries that have closed so far in 2018. Every quarter I publish a list of restaurant openings, closings, and a list of restaurants that are coming soon.

  • December 2018: Big Eye Raw Bar, 38 W. Victoria St.
  • November 2018: Sunny Korean Restaurant, 532 State St. (changing to Mosto Crudo); Wildwood Kitchen, 412 East Haley St.
  • October 2018: Basil’s, 608 Anacapa St.; Santa Barbara Brewing Company, 501 State St. (changing to Cruisery)
  • September 2018: El Pollo Rico, 5698 Hollister Ave., Goleta (now La Guerrerita); Good Cup, 1819 Cliff Dr. (now Lighthouse Coffee); Mundos, 901 N. Milpas St. (changing to Bossie’s Kitchen); Pinkberry, 742 State St.; Sly’s, 686 Linden Ave., Carpinteria; Urkeb, 413 State St.; Vons, 3855 State St. (changing to Bristol Farms)
  • August 2018: El Pollo Loco, 5796 Calle Real, Goleta (changing to Masala Spice Indian restaurant); Flagstone Pantry, 38 W. Victoria St.; Frankland’s Crab & Co., 1295 Coast Village Rd., Montecito (now Chaplin’s Martini Bar); HiWi Tropical Fusion, 6555 Pardall Rd., Isla Vista (now One Piece); Locavore Kitchen, 21 West Victoria St.; Miso Hungry, 134 E. Canon Perdido St.; Trattoria Mollie, 1250 Coast Village Rd., Montecito (moved to 1218 State St.)
  • July 2018: None
  • June 2018: Cadiz, 509 State St. (changing to Alito’s); Grilled Cheese Truck, 956 Embarcadero Del Norte, Isla Vista (changing to California Taco); Nicky D’s Wood-Fired Pizza, 2840 De la Vina St. (now Lilsey’s Wood-Fired Pizza); Rincon Brewery, 6583 Pardall Rd., Isla Vista; Worker Bee Café, 5599 Hollister Ave, Goleta (now Uniboil)
  • May 2018: Chipotle,723 State St.; Empress Palace, 2251 Las Positas Rd.; Mattei’s Tavern restaurant, 2350 Railway Ave., Los Olivos; Peet’s Coffee, 1131 State St.; Sorriso Italiano, 901 Embarcadero del Mar, Isla Vista (now Hanamura); Subway, 1936 State St.; Wildwood Café, 1130 State St.
  • April 2018: None
  • March 2018: La Arcada Bistro, 1112 State St. (now Mizza); Max’s, 3514 State St. (now Sunshine Café); The Nugget Santa Barbara, 21 W. Victoria St.; Vineyard House Restaurant, 3631 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez
  • February 2018: None
  • January 2018: 805 Kabob, 6578 Trigo Rd., Isla Vista (now Mojo Tea House),; East Beach Grill, 1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd.; Fire & Ice Museum Café, 1130 State St.; Nectar, 20 E. Cota St. (now Mezza Thyme); Our Daily Bread, 2700 De la Vina St.; Pascucci Goleta, 6920 Marketplace Dr., Goleta (now Vicenta’s); Yen Ching Restaurant, 2840 De la Vina St. (now New Si Chuan Garden)
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