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An Acclaimed East Villlage Japanese Curry Spot Is Getting Bigger

Suki, a six-seat restaurant, is taking over a larger spot around the corner

The exterior of the restaurant Suki, pictured with a dark blue awning and one table and two chairs set up outside
Suki’s six-seat restaurant
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Critically acclaimed Japanese curry shop Suki, where chef Kelly Cho won’t open the doors to the six-seat restaurant until the curry tastes just right, is undergoing expansion, EV Grieve reports. Cho is moving the restaurant a couple of steps around the corner, to the former home of modern Filipino restaurant Maharlika, at 111 First Avenue, between E. 6th Street and E. 7th Street.

The announcement on Suki’s Instagram account gives a nod to the customers who have been tirelessly asking for a larger space — and they’ll be getting that extra elbow room at the new location. While Maharlika didn’t have a giant dine-in area, it had both a mix of tables and bar seating, based on recent photos of the now-shuttered restaurant.

Cho specializes in curries made from scratch, sometimes pairing them with chicken or pork katsu to dip. Her restaurant also serves ramen and udon, though the curries are what landed her space in the New York Times’s Hungry City column.

Suki’s Instagram post specifies that more information will be shared soon. Eater has reached out for more details. Suki also operates a stall inside the popular Canal Street Market in lower Manhattan.

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