Kava Neo-Taverna Is Opening in Boston's South End
Over the past few weeks, there has been chatter that a Greek restaurant may be opening in the South End of Boston. Now it appears there is further proof that this is indeed happening.
A blog post from BosGuy mentions that a "moderately priced Greek restaurant" is coming to the space on Shawmut Avenue where Yakitori Zai had been, and before that, Joe V's and On the Park. No name has been given for the upcoming dining spot as of yet, nor is there an opening date--though BosGuy says that it could be ready to open sometime in early 2016.
Currently, no other Greek restaurants can be found in the South End, though Doretta Taverna is relatively close by in the Park Plaza area. [Ed note: A popup Greek spot called Pelekasis can now be found within the Wink & Nod space on Appleton Street as well.]
The address for this new Greek restaurant in the South End is 315 Shawmut Avenue, Boston, MA, 02118.
[November 4 update: Eater Boston mentions that the restaurant coming to the former Yakitori Zai space will be called Kava Neo-Taverna.]
[March 10, 2016 update: A new article from Boston Magazine mentions that Kava hopes to open in the early spring, and that it plans to have a "chic Greece" vibe with a seasonal menu that includes small plates and Mediterranean seafood dishes, along with Greek wines and liquors not commonly found in the local area.]
[May 11, 2016 update: Eater Boston says (via BosGuy) that Kava Neo-Taverna is now open.]
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