Last fall chef Preeti Mistry and partner Ann Nadeau announced that they had decided to sell Juhu Beach Club, their five-year-old Temescal restaurant. Now, it’s actually happening: new tenants have been found, and Juhu’s last nights of service will take place Friday, January 5 and Saturday, January 6.
It’s bittersweet news as Mistry closes the chapter on her first restaurant, which began as a pop-up and grew into a colorful Oakland staple that energized the way diners saw Indian food. But, says Mistry, Juhu is not going away forever. “There will be a 3.0, we can’t totally talk about it yet but it’s not going away. I’m not going away,” Mistry told Eater in September.
Mistry still isn’t saying what that 3.0 might look like, but she’s got her hands full with Navi Kitchen, the all-day restaurant she opened last spring and a recently released cookbook, plus other opportunities.
For now, head over for a last taste of OG Juhu, where Mistry will be serving the regular menu both nights. And though this weekend will be the last opportunity for Juhu as we know it, Mistry says she’s planning some special dinners and private events in the space during January, possibly including a collaboration with the yet-to-be announced restaurant that will take its place.
Stay tuned for news on who will take over the quirky corner space, and head in for a last serving of holy cow short rib (Mistry says they’ve got plenty), pavs, or bhel salad.
Note: the restaurant is closed tonight, January 4 as part of their regular holiday closure.