Taste of Mumbai Indian Kitchen to take over former Yen Wor Village location; Aims to be open 24 hours
When the Yen Wor Village closed last March after 60 years in the Admiral District it left a big gap in people's hearts and appetites. Now Taste of Mumbai Indian Kitchen is moving into the space at 2300 Calfornia Avenue and aims to be open 24 hours a day.
Owner Prasad Davi already operates as a takeout and delivery food provider at Distinguished Foods commissary kitchens on 34th SW.
The more than 4000 square foot former Chinese restaurant is in need of serious renovations so painting is underway, new hardwood will be installed and the kitchen is being cleaned, updated and new equipment such as a Tandoori oven is being brought in. The bathrooms too will be renovated and updated. There will be a "Curry orange" wall color and other Indian themed decor added to the space. When it's fully open 200 people can be there.
Davi said he's aiming at a late November opening but as always he's waiting on permits from the city so that time frame may slip.
"I'm going to be offering food from Northern and Southern India and will even work in some Schezuan dishes because the spices are so compatible," he said.
The menu (which you can get a good preview of through their existing take out business here) will be a mix of Indian and American foods and they will be serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. But it's the 24 hour operation that will set him apart. "I'm paying rent, I might as well be open," he said. Taste of Mumbai will join a select few places locally that are always open including McDonalds on Barton, Boss Burgers on Delridge Way. There are others in Seattle of course but not a lot.
He's planning on offering a weekend brunch with American and Indian foods too. The menu features well known dishes such as Lamb, Prawn or Chicken Biryani, Tikka Masala, Veg Pakora, Aloo Tikki Chole, Potato Bonda, Veg Samosa, Aloo BGabi, Garlic Naan and many more.
The Yen Wor was famous for many years as a Karaoke bar and that's under serious consideration Davi said.
But he also plans to have DJ Nights, live music, belly dancine, Bollywood nights, and other Indian themed entertainment. The live music will range from American music to full on Indian music with sitars, tabla and dotars. That will have to wait until his liquor license is approved, something he said will likely take two months. Until then that part of the space will be closed off.
There is a back room/party space for meetings or celebrations that will hold about forty people.
Davi said he already has his kitchen staff in place but is looking for servers and once the bar opens will be hiring a Bar Manager and others. If you'd like to apply contact the business at email@example.com