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Dolphin Bay to Replace Shuttered Inaka in Allston

Out with ramen, in with nautically-themed Chinese food (maybe).

Thanh Huynh Photography for Inaka on Facebook

A new eatery is moving into 72 Brighton Ave. after the Boston Licensing Commission approved the 18-seat Dolphin Bay earlier this month. A Chowhound poster says, based on peeking in the windows, the new establishment will be a Chinese restaurant with nautical decor.

Dolphin Bay, under management of Shiu Chin Chang (not Shang, as the agenda erroneously indicates), will replace the well-regarded but short-lived Inaka Ramen, which opened in 2013. Local critic MC Slim JB called the restaurant "subtle" and "understated" in its early days, adding its ramen bowls were "hefty" and "gorgeous." Inaka replaced Medina Market, and Indian restaurant.

Dolphin Bay was approved to open seven days a week from 11:30 a.m. until 1 a.m., a city employee confirmed on the phone today.


72 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134 (617) 562-1668