Manayunk’s MangoMoon to Morph

Owner and chef Moon Krapugthong is going to close her MangoMoon to make way for a new concept, Yanako, a Japanese-themed restaurant on the drawing board since last fall.

Ige San who was MangoMoon’s Chef in Residence this past December will be the Executive Chef at Yanako. The new restaurant’s cornerstone will be a sushi bar and there will also be a menu of “authentic, exotic and homestyle Asian cuisine.”

For all those hoping that this will be the answer to our izakaya and ramen dreams we have some bad news; beyond the sushi, sashimi and maki there will be udon and soba noodles but not necessarily ramen. Also, no liquor license so we’re still waiting for our real Japanese pub.

Krapugthong’s other Manayunk restaurant, Chabaa Thai is also expanding and will offer more room for private parties and special events.

MangoMoon will be open till April 9th and Yanako is aiming to open by Mother’s Day.

MangoMoon [Official Site]
Chabaa Thai [Official Site]