Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Tamarind House in Cambridge Has Closed; Will Be Replaced by New Restaurant

[Ed note: This article was updated on March 14 to reflect new information given, including a tentative name for the new restaurant.]

It looks like a Thai restaurant in the Porter Square section of Cambridge has closed its doors.

Eater Boston is reporting that Tamarind House on Mass. Ave. is shuttered, according to a tipster and a couple of nearby businesses; it appears that the dining spot closed a few weeks ago with the owner apparently deciding to move back to Thailand. The article mentions that a new restaurant that offers both Thai and Vietnamese food may be moving into the space, with the eatery possibly opening on April 1.

[March 14 update: A License Commission General Hearing page on the City of Cambridge website indicates that the dining spot looking to take over the former Tamarind House space will tentatively be called DD Restaurant, and based on the name of the manager--Witoon Shotitana--this could be connected to Pho & Rice, a Thai and Vietnamese dining spot in Somerville (his name is mentioned in the Bizapedia listing for that restaurant).]

Tamarind House had been in business for approximately 15 years, featuring a mix of authentic Thai dishes and Thai-American fare.

The address for this now-closed restaurant in Porter Square was: Tamarind House, 1790 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02140.

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