Makan-Lah to Serve Malaysian “Street Food” at 49 Canal Street
Chinatown cheap-eats mainstay Overseas Taste Restaurant closed a few months ago, resulting in the placement of, not one, but three leasing signs on the marquee of 49 Canal Street. Total overkill. Yet, worry not fans of Malaysian cuisine, another likeminded dining establishment is likely on the way.
Principal Demetrios Klidonas, himself involved in Isadora’s Cafe on 52nd Street for decades, is now gunning for a full liquor license at 49 Canal for a Malaysian restaurant-wine bar concept called Makan-Lah (translation – “Just Eat”). The goal is to serve tapas style “street food of Southeast Asia” to a dining room layout of fifteen tables and ten stools at the bar.
Proposed hours of operation are 11am – 12am Sunday through Thursday, and 11am – 2am through the weekend.