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One World Cuisine Closing Cafe of India and Mantra

In a surprising move, One World Cuisine, a restaurant group that runs some of Boston's most well known Indian eateries, shuttered its 25 year-old Harvard Square stalwart Café of India yesterday (the day its lease expired) and will soon shutter Mantra, the more upscale and trendy French-Indian restaurant that opened back in 2001.

The president of the company tells IndUS Business Journal that they are focusing their energies on a new high-end restaurant planned for the waterfront, a Dosa Factory restaurant in Waltham, and other suburban projects. Though One World is focusing on "repositioning" their strategy, there is no indication that changes will take place at any other restaurant in their sizable portfolio, which includes Bukhara in Jamaica Plain, Mela in the South End, Mumbai Chopstix in the Back Bay, Diva Bistro in Davis Square, and many more.

· One World Cuisine closing down flagship restaurants Mantra, Café of India [IBJ via BR]
[Photo via Kenwood Travel]

Mantra

52 Temple Pl., Boston, MA

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