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I’m going to be very sorry to see this restaurant go. Inna’s Kitchen is shutting down after 6 years in its Newton location, per its newsletter. The last day in business will be this coming Saturday, April 29th. They’ll be holding a farewell open house on Sunday. The Boston Public Market location will remain open. 

Inna has always been a wonderful host and I love her place. My son Alex likes a meatball sandwich and she made it special for him, as it’s not on the menu. Also, where else can you get shakshuka? 

I’ve always enjoyed my food and conversations there with both Inna and Alex. Great people and I wish them the best of luck, but I wish that luck would include Newton.

UPDATE: On Monday, Inna’s will become Eleana’s. In fact, the new owner is there now learning the restaurant. She’s Venezuelan with a Lebanese background, so she’ll keep some of Inna’s dishes and then also bring in her own. Inna will be focusing on the Boston Public Market, where she picked up an additional 100 square feet and now has a breakfast bar. She also said that with the increase in delivery options she hopes to use that as a base to grow that side of the business.

Eleana’s will not offer shakshuka, that can still be had downtown.