Shanti co-owner Rokeya Chowdhury shared a glimpse at the forthcoming Shanti in Kendall Square. Signs just went up for the Indian restaurant at 250 Kendall St.; it is the third Shanti for Chowdhury and her husband, Solmon, who also own Moksa in Central Square and are opening Dudley Cafe in Roxbury.
"The space will have a very similar feel to the current outposts in Dorchester and Roslindale. Guests can expect warm and inviting space with vibrant Indian color palette," she described via email.
As previously reported, the new restaurant will have about 50 seats. The space is currently "raw," and the team will be constructing the interior components. They are eyeing an opening date in late October or early November, she said.
As far as the menu goes, it will be similar to the two existing Shanti restaurants, which feature Indian favorites and Bangaldeshi style of cooking called bhuna. Like its sibling restaurants, the Kendall Square location will offer spice classes, where guests learn to cook with five essential Indian spices and try tasting plates with the ingredients; and special events, like vegan and goat dinners.
"We are very excited for Shanti to cross the river," Chowdhury said.
In Dudley Cafe news, the place was approved for a liquor license back in June, and an active Facebook page has been sharing sneak peeks at potential menu items. While they were previously planing to open in July, a tweet sent yesterday suggests late August is now the target.