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Akbar on Wilshire Has Closed...

Not that I'm wildly surprised, but I'm always sad to see a restaurant close on that underserved stretch of Wilshire.

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  1. All I can say is better late than never :)

    1. Akbar is still open in Marina Del Rey and Pasadena.
      Don't cry too much for Akbar. The price paid by the new place to be called Ma Me restaurant was significant.

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      1. re: carter

        Any insights into what kind of cusine the new place will serve?

        1. re: carter

          Hermosa Beach too.. Avi is my friend.. Was sold not closed..

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          1. Signs posted at that Wilshire location say that Akbar is reopening soon. Anybody know what the story is?

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              1. re: Mr. Spike

                I spoke with the manager at the Marina location yesterday - he says they will be reopening in June after they remodel.

                Apparently the rumors of being sold are untrue.

                1. re: Moose

                  Here is the ABC posting notice regarding the new buyers. Now if the deal fell apart, no one has advised ABC, or at least ABC has not gotten around to canceling things:
                  http://www.abc.ca.gov/datport/LQSDATA...

                  1. re: Moose

                    You were misinformed--I know all the owners.

                    1. re: Adsvino

                      Adsvino, if you are certain the place has been sold to a sushi spot, any thoughts on why whoever is running the place has posted "Akbar Re-opening" signs?

                      1. re: Mr. Spike

                        Well, I haven't spoken to the owner in a few weeks. Perhaps the ABC transfer Carter posted didn't go through (it IS santa monica) and the deal fell apart, leaving Akbar to re-open? Just a guess.

                        1. re: Adsvino

                          Per Avi, over the weekend, sale fell through, so he's re-modelling and re-opening...

                2. This just gets curiouser and curiouser...