Adda Indian Canteen, the acclaimed restaurant from the Unapologetic Foods team, will be relocating from its current Long Island City home to 201 First Ave. later this year, EVG has learned.
One of the workers renovating the storefront between 12th Street and 13th Street told EVG correspondent Steven about the new tenant last Thursday. A rep for Unapologetic Foods confirmed the news about Adda's upcoming move.
Adda will make the third restaurant in the East Village from the Unapologetic team of Roni Mazumdar and Chintan Pandya. Fried-chicken outpost Rowdy Rooster opened at 149 First Ave. in February ... while the kebab-focused Kebabwala is slated to debut soon at 82 Second Ave.
Upon opening in the fall of 2018, Grub Street declared that Adda "could be the most exciting new Indian restaurant in New York." ("Unparalleled" and "thrilling" were other headline adjectives.)
No. 201 was previously home to Jeepney, the Filipino gastropub that closed last September after nine years at this location.
Thanks to Steven for the photo.