Thursday, May 18, 2023

Checking in at Jazba, a new Indian restaurant opening this summer on 2nd Avenue

Interior renovations continue at 207 Second Ave., where an Indian restaurant will open here at 13th Street this summer.

Workers were spotted bringing in equipment in recent days. (Thanks to Steven for this photo.)

As previously reported, and first by the Commerical ObserverJunoon owner Rajesh Bhardwaj has a new concept for the space called Jazba.

Per the CO
Jazba will have a bar at the front of the restaurant, equipped with a craft cocktail menu, and two dining rooms serving recipes Bhardwaj picked up while visiting popular roadside eateries in India. 
In May 2020, David Chang announced that he was moving the nearly 15-year-old Ssäm Bar from this corner spot to the South Street Seaport. Milk Bar had retail space on the 13th Street side before moving across the street in May 2011. The cocktail bar Booker & Dax was here until October 2016, before Ssäm Bar expanded.

This prime storefront had been waiting for a new tenant since Momofuku moved on.

You can keep tabs on Jazba via Instagram.

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