Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Update: Sa Pa in Brighton's Cleveland Circle to Be Replaced by Jade Monkey

[Ed note: This article was updated on December 4 to reflect confirmation of the restaurant's closure (and what might be replacing it).]

It looks like a pair of Vietnamese restaurants in Boston has dropped back down to one, as its second location appears to be shuttered.

According to a Twitter post from @LokayWCVB, Sa Pa in the Cleveland Circle section of Brighton is closed, with a photo showing the windows and front door being papered over. The restaurant's website still lists the Beacon Street shop, though a Google search shows that Google considers the eatery to be permanently closed. It looks like the original location of Sa Pa on Bedford Street in downtown Boston remains in operation.

Sa Pa first opened in Cleveland Circle in May of 2014, taking over the space where Bangkok Bistro had been until moving to Washington Street near Brighton Center. The dining spot offered banh mi, pho, and vermicelli bowls, along with kimchi, steamed buns, and egg rolls.

The address for this now-closed Vietnamese restaurant in Brighton was: Sa Pa, 1952 Beacon Street, Brighton, MA, 02135. The website for the original location can be found at

[December 4 update: Based on a hearing notice sent to us this morning, we now have confirmation that Sa Pa in Brighton has indeed closed for good. The notice says that a new dining spot called Jade Monkey is planning to move into the space and it also mentions that the petition to change the business from Sa Pa to Jade Monkey includes a change in the manager of the business as well.]

[February 8, 2016 update: Eater Boston states that Jade Monkey is now open and that it features Asian fusion cuisine; the post also says that the new spot is under the same ownership as that of the former Sa Pa.]

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[Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Twelve Food Items from Asian Restaurants in the Boston Area]