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Nepalese restaurant opening second Vancouver location

Owners of a popular local spot "thrilled to announce" a second destination for Nepalese and Indo-Chinese food
The new Vancouver restaurant Saino is connected to Momo Hut, which specializes in Nepalese foods like momo.

Downtown Vancouver will soon welcome a new restaurant called Saino.

Saino is readying the space at 622 W Pender St. for its concept, which will focus on Nepalese and Indo-Chinese dishes.

The restaurant marks the second Vancouver location for the group behind Momo Hut on Fraser Street (which rebranded in 2023 from Cafe Kathmandu). Its operators have been serving Nepalese food since 2006, though the business took a seven-year break starting in 2016 and moved from Commercial Drive to 6372 Fraser St. where it opened as Momo Hut.

"We are thrilled to announce the upcoming opening of our new restaurant, Saino," states the group on Momo Hut's Facebook page.

Currently, Saino is hiring for the Pender Street restaurant.

Vancouver's Aburi restaurant group was the longtime tenant at 622 W Pender St. Most recently, its concept Wa! Curry shut its doors at the end of September 2023. Wa! Curry opened in March of 2023; it was a refreshed concept from Vancouver's Aburi Restaurants Canada and offered Japanese curry dishes.

Before that, Aburi's Gyoza Bar had been at the address for nearly a decade.

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