Restaurateur Brian Moy announced Tuesday that he is expanding Shōjō‘s footprint, opening a new location of the modern Asian restaurant in Cambridge this fall.
The Cambridge outpost will be Shōjō’s third location, preceded by the original restaurant in Chinatown and a location in Boston Logan International Airport’s Terminal C.
The latest expansion will open within Market Central, a mixed-use complex at 425 Massachusetts Ave. between Central and Kendall Squares. Fans of Shōjō will find all their favorites on the menu, including shareable plates like karaage chicken bao, duck fat fries, and the Shojonator, a hefty burger loaded with smoked bacon and kimcheese on a house sesame bao. Craft cocktails and an extensive Japanese spirits list are set to round out the menu.
While Ruckus, Moy’s pan-Asian noodle shop in Chinatown, and the original Shōjō are currently in hibernation, Moy has another new concept on the horizon: Nomai, opening at Hingham’s Derby Street Shops this spring. Details of the restaurant are still forthcoming, but fans can follow its progress on Nomai’s Instagram page.
Moy opened the first Shōjō in 2012, right next to his family’s restaurant, China Pearl. He quickly grew Chinatown’s restaurant scene to include BLR (Best Little Restaurant) in 2016 and Ruckus in 2017, as well as a second Shōjō at Logan Airport in 2019.
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