Thursday, July 16, 2020

Bali Kitchen closes on Aug. 1: 'COVID-19 was too much for us'

[Photo from November 2018 by Stacie Joy]

Bali Kitchen, one of the neighborhood's most unique and affordable small restaurants, will close after service on Aug. 1.

Owners David Prettyman and Jazz P. Souisay shared the news via email:

COVID-19 was too much for us and we have decided to close Bali Kitchen.

Sadly, Bali Kitchen will close its doors on Saturday, August 1. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our loyal customers for your support over the past three years. You still have three weeks to get one last serving of Beef Rendang, Nasi Goreng or Tofu Betutu. We hope you will come see us before we close. Terima kasih banyak!

The Indonesian restaurant on Fourth Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue opened in September 2017.

On top of the COVID-19-related closure, Bali Kitchen suffered other setbacks. On the day they were set to reopen in May, someone tossed a brick through their front window. Someone also smashed into the space during the rash of break-ins on the night of May 31

They are open for takeout and delivery Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. You can order in advance via the BK website. You can also call them at (646) 678-4784.

Previously on EV Grieve:
A visit to Bali Kitchen on 4th Street


Anonymous said...

noooo such a loss! thank you, owners, for three wonderful years of your delicious food!

Laura Goggin said...

Nooo! Bali Kitchen is/was great - terrific food and really friendly people. It's one of my favorite places that I always recommended to people. So sorry to see it go this way. I wish the owners and staff well, you will really be missed.

Anonymous said...

That place was great. Bummer

Anonymous said...

This really sucks. I enjoyed the food here. The staff were cool too. This is indicative of what is to come. If there is another lockdown, which is likely given the scope of this creeping pandemic, we will see so many more close permanently. Everything is about money. Wish it wasn't true but it is. I don't blame the owners for shutting down. Wish them the best. The EV is losing its charm and pull :(

Gojira said...

Oh no no no!!!

Anonymous said...

Amazing food, amazing staff. Sad to see them go!

Anonymous said...

Not sure which is worse, the pandemic or DeBlasio and Cuomo running the city.

Jane said...

To co-owners David and Jazz! I remember so well your excitement in finding the location in EV, designing your shop and menus, and opening to the neighborhood. I had the honor of being an initial taste tester! Your food was so tasty and unique. I’m so sorry that you have to close at this time. With all of your creativity and positive energy, I know the future will be bright for you. Lots of love, Jane