Beloved vegan Asian restaurant in Allston is closing its doors

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By Meghan Boucher

Grasshopper, a popular vegan Asian restaurant in Allston, Massachusetts, will close at the end of May after 27 years of service. 

Restaurant owner Hoai Nguyen confirmed that May 29 will be the last day of service. 

He said the closure is due to their lease being discontinued and a tenant willing to pay a higher rent. However, according to a representative from One North Beacon LLC, the lease expired naturally and there are no intentions of renewing it.  

Nguyen said they are looking for a new home for Grasshopper: “I hope in a couple of months… we [can] continue the Grasshopper name.”

The restaurant has been a popular eatery for college students and vegans alike. The menu features a variety of dishes, including tofu fried rice or vegetable tempura. 

Nguyen hopes in the upcoming weeks, lovers of Grasshopper will come in before the closure.

“I hope people will remember Grasshopper…And if Grasshopper reopens, I hope a lot of vegans and vegetarians will come back,” said Nguyen.