Friday, May 17, 2019

Nu Do Society to Open in the Former River Gods Space in Cambridge

It looks like a new restaurant may be coming to a space near Central Square in Cambridge, and it would apparently be taking over the space where a popular restaurant, bar, and music spot had been until closing a few years ago.

According to a license commission page within the city's website, Nu Do Society is looking to open on River Street, with the address indicating that it would be moving into the former River Gods space. The notice says that the proposed eatery would be a full-service Asian noodle and food restaurant, with the manager being Wudthipong Guygaew; it appears that this is the same Wudthipong Guygaew who was behind the old Curry Thai on Cambridge Street, a restaurant that was replaced by the now-closed Pandan Leaf and is becoming home to a spot called 9 Zaab.

River Gods, which closed in the summer of 2016 after approximately 15 years in business, was known in part for its themed music nights from a variety of DJs. In addition, the place also offered pub grub (including vegetarian items) along with beer, wine, and cocktails.

The address for Nu Do Society will be 123 River Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139.

[January 31, 2020 update: Eater Boston states that Nu Do Society hopes to open in either February or March, and it will be an Asian fusion spot with influences coming from several countries.]

[June 25, 2020 update: An Instagram post from the place indicates that while they have not yet completed renovations to their space in order to open the storefront itself, Nu Do Society is now working out of a temporary kitchen and is taking "pre-orders" for dishes off their weekly menus for delivery.]

[December 4, 2020 update: According to an article from, Nu Do Society is finally about ready to open in its space, as the restaurant plans to debut sometime later this month, initially for takeout but eventually for dining in.]

[Earlier Article]
River Gods in Cambridge Has Closed

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]

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