Takoyaki Coming to Wash West; Midtown Village Updates

Maru Global Takoyaki will open at 255 South 10th Street in January and will serve takoyaki, a spherical snack made of tempura batter and other ingredients, and other Japanese fare. The menu features traditional takoyaki and riffs like a Philly cheesesteak version, with prices running between $2.99 to $9.99. The owners are husband and wife Ryo and Nicole Igarashi. [Grub Street]

• Midtown Village will be bustling next week; Michael Schulson’s Sampan and pizza and wine bar ZaVino expect to open their doors the week of December 14. [Grub Street]

Sang Kee Noodle House has opened in University City. [Meal Ticket]

• A pho shop at 3rd and Oregon has been transformed by the owner of Cafe de Laos into Kavei, serving Cambodian cuisine. [Thrillist]

• When one pho shop in South Philly disappears, another rises to fill the void. Pho Saigon has opened in the Riverview shopping center. [Meal Ticket]

• BYOB Ava has closed. [Foobooz]

Takoyaki Coming to Wash West; Midtown Village Updates