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Noodles Will Replace Gods on River Street in Cambridge

Nu Do Society plans to open in the old River Gods space sometime in February

A green corner building on Rover Street in Cambridge, MA.
Nu Do Society will soon occupy the former River Gods space
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An Asian fusion restaurant specializing in noodles is set to open soon in the space formerly occupied by River Gods (123 River St.) in Cambridge, on the outskirts of Central Square. Nu Do Society will open in February or March 2020, according to a representative with the restaurant.

Nu Do Society’s menu won’t be focused on one particular cuisine, instead drawing influences from several Asian countries. It will feature dishes such as tom yum ramen, for example.

“We think it’s a great combination between Japanese noodles and Thai hot [and] sour [soup with an] herbal broth,” a representative with the restaurant told Eater.

Unlike River Gods, Nu Do Society will not have a liquor license. The famously cozy space occupies just 860 square feet and has room for 28 customers, according to paperwork filed with Cambridge’s licensing commission. Wudthipong Guygaew is listed as Nu Do Society’s manager; Guygaew appears to have been connected to a now-closed East Cambridge restaurant, Curry Thai.

River Gods — which was known for showcasing the area’s best DJs, and for its pub food — closed in the summer of 2016 after operating on River Street for 15 years. It was one of several Cambridge businesses that faced difficulties recouping the value of their years-old liquor licenses in the wake of new rules enacted by the licensing commission.

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