A sign posted on the restaurant’s door indicates that the restaurant will close for good after service on Thursday, November 14, according to Twitter user @FortPointer. An employee at the restaurant confirmed the news to Eater.
Bubor Cha Cha opened in 2009, serving a fusion of Malaysian, Thai, and Indonesian food. Eventually, the restaurant shifted toward Cantonese food and dim sum. Its menu includes dishes such as sliced sea conch with crispy tofu, sauteed fish balls with melon and XO sauce, and sauteed duck tongue with Maggi sauce. Tanks filled with live fish are a highlight of the Bubor Cha Cha experience.
Bubor Cha Cha joins a list of high-profile Chinatown closings in the past year or so, including Pho Mai and New Dong Khanh. Meanwhile, new restaurants are opening, too: Shōjō owner Brian Moy announced yesterday that he will open a new place at 7 Tyler St. in the spring.
Update, February 11, 2020: According to Boston Restaurant Talk, Bubor Cha Cha has reopened with an updated menu, which includes Hunan cuisine. Eater confirmed the restaurant has indeed reopened in Chinatown.
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