Openings & Closings: Kikoo Sushi, Birdbath Bakery, Don Pedro’s, Living Thai, Frank Mac’s Pub, Roasted Masala

Kikoo Sushi has opened at 998 Columbus Avenue between 109th and 110th Streets, the former home of Manhattan Brew & Vine. Kikoo also has an East side location. The menu is here and here. Thanks to Daniel for the tip.

Birdbath Bakery at 2244 Broadway between 80th and 81st street is closing Friday, several tipsters told us. “l loved their food and baked goods. So sad,” wrote our tipster Celeste. It’s just the latest Birdbath location to close. It will be replaced in the near term by a pop-up shop from KTCollection called Runaway Poppy, featuring handmade dishes, jewelry and other gifts. “We will be redesigning the space right away to be ready to open November 21st,” the owner Katie tells us. Thanks to Celeste and Jackie for the tips.

Don Pedro’s, a Spanish-Caribbean restaurant now located in Yokrville, is planning to move to 505 Columbus Avenue between West 84th and West 85th Streets, the former location of Kefi. It plans to open early next year, the Observer reports. Kefi has moved to 79th Street.

Frank Mac’s Pub has opened in the former home of McAleer’s at 425 Amsterdam Avenue (80th Street). The menu includes burgers, chicken wings and Irish banger meatballs, along with healthier fare like shaved brussels sprouts and a kale Caesar salad. Thanks to Taryn for the tip.

Living Thai opened recently at 931 Amsterdam Avenue (106th). Our tipster Daniel’s verdict: “pretty good.” Yelpers seem to like it too. All 11 reviews are 5’s so far, with one saying they were “rounding up to five stars because of a dearth of good Thai on the UWS.”

Roasted Masala is opening on Columbus Avenue between 104 and 105th, according to a sign posted out front. We don’t have any more info on it yet. Thanks to Evan for the tip.

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    1. Juan says:

      Birdbath has been dead to me ever since the sketchy dealings of them temporarily turning over their space to Wymore for virtually nothing. I don’t care if they had done that for my favorite candidate – not kosher.

      On a happier note, I’m glad the old Kefi space is being filled fairly quickly and I look forward to trying it.

    2. Jeff says:

      I heard that Billy’s cupcake bakery was coming to Amsterdam Avenue. Any news?

    3. Al says:

      Speaking of the former Manhattan Brew and Vine, was anyone ever arrested in the homicide of the owner?

    4. Seth says:

      Wasn’t there already a Thai place under a different name at 106 and amsterdam?

      I miss Tum and Yum.

    5. Mary says:

      Dearth of good Thai in that area?! I have to put in a word for neighborhood staple Thai Market, on Amsterdam between 107th and 108th. It’s consistently good and has been for years.

    6. Ish Kabibble says:

      Frank Macs still doesn’t have outdoor seating. They must have really pissed off the city.

    7. Jan Ames says:

      Where are the vegetarian restaurants?
      Downtown has many but the UWS almost
      None except Peace Food @82 Amsterdam
      MORE healthy food!