Splashy Back Bay restaurant Nahita has closed

The restaurant opened in Sept. 2018.

Sea urchin cebiche at Nahita. –Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe

After just 14 months, Nahita — a Latin American izakaya in the Bay Village — has ceased operation.

“Effective immediately, Nahita restaurant has closed,” read a statement from a Nahita representative. “Even though the Nahita team has to say farewell, it wishes to express its thanks to the wonderful community of Boston and fantastic staff who made this previous year at Nahita a huge success. We look forward to sharing many more memories and cooking up new flavors with you in the 100 Arlington St. space in Bay Village soon, stay tuned.”

No additional details were provided about the location’s potential new concept.


Nahita is owned by Turkish company D.ream (Doğuş Restaurant Entertainment and Management), which operates 12 restaurants across the U.S., including Zuma at Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street. The glitzy restaurant, located at 100 Arlington St., opened in September 2018 and immediately drew praise for its opulent design, winning Eater Boston’s 2018 Design of the Year award. Its menu was a hybrid of Peruvian, Japanese, and Turkish fare, and featured dishes like hamachi ceviche, pan fried beef liver, and braised lamb short ribs.

Stay tuned for more information on what’s to come in the former Nahita space.

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