Thursday, July 8, 2010

Bye Bye Azia

Tom Horgen, Star Tribune's nighlife columnist, reported today on his Twitter page:

"Met with @Thom_Pham, he will close @aziarestaurant in Aug and then open his new @WanderersMPLS in downtown in old Musashi/Zake space."

What? Azia will be NO more? Downtown Journal already reported a few days ago that Pham is opening a new restaurant (at a "cursed" Downtown restaurant location, believe it or not), but there was no mention of Azia closing. Pham announce a couple days ago that he was holding meetings with the press today regarding the new restaurant so we're sure more deets will soon emerge, but man...we can't imagine a world without Azia!!!

image courtesy of Azia's Facebook page

Update: Jason DeRusha has the deets!

Submitted by @marrina.


  1. That's a major bummer. Azia is a staple on Eat Street and will be missed. Hopefully the new concept in downtown will be just as successful.

  2. good riddance. azia's food was terrible quality and extremely overpriced. the people who worked there were treated like shit. the kitchen was among the dirtiest in the city. the caterpillar lounge was a complete douche-magnet. it was only a matter of time before they threw in the towel at this epic fail of a restaurant.