It served up one of the city’s most popular Monday ladies’ nights…

Peruvian restaurant Aji has announced that it is closing its doors this May after two and a half years of operation. The restaurant, on the beachfront strip of Club Vista Mare, took to its social media pages to say that it was closing, promising ‘exciting closing offers’ from now until May 31.

“We are saddened to announce that we will be closing our doors by the end of this month,” the homegrown restaurant posted to Facebook. “We want to thank all our guests and the community for supporting us throughout this wonderful journey of two and a half years.”

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Aji opened its doors among a wave of Peruvian restaurants in late 2016, and became popular among Palm residents for mid-range, Japanese-Peruvian dishes, as well as making a name for itself thanks to a good value Monday ladies’ night.

At the moment, we’re unsure whether the restaurant will relocate, although a closing statement on Facebook says ‘the best is yet to come’.

Aji is one of six restaurants on the beachfront at Club Vista Mare on the Palm, and opened alongside beach bar Breeze, and gastropub The Tap House. Restaurants that have since opened include Ibn AlBahr Lebanese restaurant, Ras Beach Vibes bar and Abyat, another Lebanese restaurant.

Aji joins the likes of Beefbar steakhouse, Galvin Bistrot & Bar, House Party Bar and Cirque Le Soir, which have all closed their doors in 2019.

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