Once again, Eater 38 stalwart and vegan standby The Sudra is heading south. After closing its St. Johns location and nabbing a new spot on North Mississippi, the vegan cafe is ditching its remaining restaurant and reopening just a few blocks down, in the newly vacant Tapalaya space.
“We’ve had an amazing 6 years at the Ocean micro restaurant complex, but we’re ready to move on,” writes Sudra owner Sanjay Chandrasekaran in an emailed statement. “We love our neighbors and our landlord but the lease was up and we realized it was time for a big change in the form of a bigger space.”
Chandrasekaran hopes to open within the month, depending on how quickly the OLCC can approve a new liquor license, adding a small remodel to the space and some new dishes to the menu.
Anh Luu closed her Vietnamese-Cajun restaurant Tapalaya closed earlier this week, attributing the decision to some unresolved grief: She opened her restaurant around the same time her mother died.
The Sudra’s location near Han Oak and Stoopid Burger will close in late October, reopening at 28 NE 28th Avenue.
• The Sudra [Official]
• Vegan Indian Mainstay The Sudra Has Said Goodbye to St. Johns [EPDX]
• An Essential Spot for Vegan Indian Food Is Opening a Restaurant on Mississippi [EPDX]
• It Looks Like Viet-Cajun Restaurant Tapalaya Will Close by October [EPDX]