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Jan 7, 2009 09:28 AM

Minangasli closing at end of January

Sad news. Stopped by for Soto Ayam, (inspired by the Times article of course) and learned from the owner that she's planning on shuttering for the last time at the end of this month. She's looking for another location but nothing in the works right now. Anyone who likes this restaurant should come by this month, dine and show the owner some love. She could use it.

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  1. wow, major bummer! I live nearby and enjoy this place. It's always seemed as though it was getting a decent amount of business, esp. around dinner time. I wonder why she is closing?

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    1. re: squinchy

      She says that it's the economic downturn, alas.

    2. I will have to check it out, pronto.

      1. I have lunch quite often next door at Lao Bei Fang Dumpling House which is always busy. Sadly, Minangasli is never busy at lunch. On Tuesday at 1PM, only one person at Minanagasli versus at least 10 at Lao Bei Fang plus many take outs. I've been to nearby Java Village twice and like it. No table service. Order from steam table. Very inexpensive. It may not be as good as Minangasli but it will soon be the only Indonesian in the immediate area. An entree over rice for $4 keeps this place busy. Incredible honey coated chicken wings at 5 for $2.50. Perfect place for someone on a tight budget who likes to eat out. This place will survive. Always busy. They even serve breakfast.

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        1. re: Mike V

          Isn't Mei Jakarta a few doors down from Minangasli still open?

          1. re: squinchy

            No, Mei Jakarta is no longer open. Soon, the only Indonesian Restaurant in the area will be Java Village.

            1. re: Mike V

              When did it close? It was still open last week.

              1. re: Joe MacBu

                Mie Jakarta was open this past weekend, btw.

          1. NYT just featured her chicken "rapture in a bowl" soup, with a short interview - would that this would be enough to turn her fortunes 180 degrees!