Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Third Eye in Cambridge Has Closed; Wasabi Is Replacing It

An Indian and Nepalese restaurant in North Cambridge has closed its doors, and it looks like another dining spot is going to be moving in.

According to a note sent from Rich O's Ravings, Third Eye on Mass. Ave. is shuttered, with a check on its website showing that it is down and a phone call placed indicating that its number is no longer in service. A sign out front says that a new spot called Wasabi is planning to open within the space; it is not known at this point in time whether there is any connection to the restaurant by the same name in the Natick Mall--or the now-closed spot at the South Shore Plaza in Braintree--so keep checking back for updates.

[May 27 update: Cambridge Day reports that the Cambridge License Commission has some concerns about Wasabi's opening, including issues that neighbors had with the previous owner such as "noise, graffiti, trash and the rats that come with it." The commission was also wary of a sudden change in proposed hours from the new owner and a proposed opening date of June 1 that quickly changed to July 1, along with a request for a new wine and malt beverage license, which the previous restaurant in the space had. The commission will meet again with the owner on May 29. (Ed note: The owner of the proposed Wasabi has run restaurants in Middletown, CT, Manhattan, and New Jersey, so he apparently has no connection to the dining spot by the same name in Natick or the now-closed place in Braintree.)]

[September 2 update: A new note from Rich O's Ravings that was sent early this morning indicates that Wasabi is now open in Cambridge.]

Third Eye first opened last spring, replacing Annapurna, which had replaced another restaurant called Ali Baba.

The address for the now-closed Third Eye (and upcoming Wasabi) is 2088 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02140.

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