Momo Yakitori Moving Into Former Nido Space

Momo Yakitori Woodridge Nido restaurant Route 1

A casual Japanese-style yakitori restaurant and cocktail lounge will move into the space formerly occupied by Nido in Woodridge.

Momo Yakitori will feature chicken grilled on skewers over binchotan charcoal, a popular street food in Japan in small carts or casual restaurants called izakaya, according to the Washington City Paper.

Momo, which means “thigh,” a popular order for yakitori, will be closer to an izakaya, with the second story dedicated to a cocktail lounge serving Japanese beer, whiskey, shochu, and wine and the first floor serving chicken and vegetable skewers.

The restaurant will be run by Masako Morishita and Andrew Chiou, who currently run a catering company called M’s Kitchen.

The couple are aiming for an opening date of Feb. 1, and are currently attempting to raise $20,000 through GoFundMe.

Nido, a popular Mediterranean date-night destination which was a runner-up in the Hyattsville Wire’s Best of Route 1 reader poll, closed Dec. 22.

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