The previous China Star on North Main Street in Northfield will be the home of the DS Cafe.

The owners of the Makalu Himalayan Sherpa Restaurant in Colchester are working on opening a new Napalese, Asian, and Greek food restaurant on North Main Street in Northfield. 

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Chef mad (Isaac) Ishaque, speaking for the owner, Dawa Sherpa, told Compass Vermont that they plan to open the DS Cafe in early October.  

Menu items include traditional Greek foods, south Asian cuisine, including meat and vegetable momo (dumplings), samosa (fried or baked pastry with a savory filling, including ingredients such as spiced potatoes, onions, and peas), tandoori chicken (cooked in a clay oven), and naan (flatbread).   

The restaurant will add soups in the winter, for example, potato garlic soup and lentil and spinach soup.  

Ishaque also talked about their "totally different" sauces, particularly his homemade boom-boom sauce.

DS Cafe will offer both eat-in and takeout options and plan to provide delivery service in the future. Upon opening, the cafe won't have a beer and wine license but welcomes legal-aged diners to bring their own beverages.  

Ishaque's Makalu Himalayan Sherpa Restaurant in Colchester has received 112 reviews resulting in an average score of 4.8 out of 5.0. He says diners can expect the same high quality at DS Cafe. 

Editor's Note:  The original version of this story identified the head chef as the owner, which has been corrected.