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Crew Of Acclaimed Chefs From Blackbird, Lula And Bombay Breakdown To Open New Indian Spot In Logan Square

The Indian-inspired restaurant, called Superkhana International, is joining a stretch that was recently dubbed the hottest new restaurant row in the city.

(from left) Yoshi Yamada, Jason Hammel and Zeeshan Shah of Superkhana International.
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LOGAN SQUARE — The chefs behind the Indian food pop-up Bombay Breakdown are gearing up to open a restaurant on a stretch of Diversey Avenue recently dubbed Logan Square’s hottest new dining destination.

The restaurant at 3059 W. Diversey Ave., called Superkhana International, is expected to open sometime in April, according to a spokeswoman for the ownership team. 

The restaurant will serve Indian cuisine through a distinctly American lens, according to the spokeswoman. Khana means food in Hindi.

The project is a partnership between chefs and close friends Yoshi Yamada (Lula Cafe, Blackbird and Babbo) and Zeeshan Shah (The Biscuit Man, Old Town Social and The Bristol.)

The chefs have also enlisted a third friend and industry heavy-hitter, Jason Hammel, chef/owner at Lula Cafe and Marisol, to help run the restaurant. Hammel will serve in a “producer role of sorts,” with Yamada and Shah taking the lead.

Yamada and Shah held their first Bombay Breakdown pop-up in 2014, melding traditional Indian flavors with local ingredients and modern techniques. The pop-up went on to become a staple at Lakeview bar Long Room.

Crain’s Chicago recently dubbed Diversey Avenue from California to Kimball avenues the hottest new restaurant row in the city.

Superkhana International is joining a stretch already home to Four Letter Word, Cellar Door Provisions, Fat Rice, Diversey Wine, Son of a Butcher by Whisk, Lost Lake and Masa Azul.

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