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Critically-Acclaimed Maba Pan-Asian Diner Is Now Closed

The Midtown restaurant served Vietnamese and Southeast Asian dishes

Maba Pan-Asian/Facebook

Maba Pan-Asian Diner just closed its doors permanently. The casual restaurant opened in Midtown at the end of 2016 and received glowing reviews from the critics for its pork wontons and bacon-wrapped shrimp on fried rice. Now the owner and chef Wayne Nguyen announced Maba Pan-Asian Diner’s closure, writing on Facebook:

Maba Pan-Asian Diner is now permanently closed.

Maba was created to provide high-quality Asian cuisine at an affordable price. Although we had a tremendous increase in support since our grand opening in December 2016, it saddens us to say that it was not enough to keep our doors open.

We want to extend our deepest gratitude to our patrons and to all those who have supported Maba Pan-Asian Diner. It was a huge privilege to have served you.

Wayne Nguyen

September 16th, 2018

Stay tuned for what Chef Nguyen is up to next.

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