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Downtown Thai Stalwart Zenna Shutters After Massive Fire [Updated]

No word yet on when the restaurant will reopen

It’s probably going to be a while until this peanut chicken is back on the menu
Amy McCarthy is a reporter at, focusing on pop culture, policy and labor, and only the weirdest online trends.

Yesterday afternoon, a massive fire engulfed Downtown Thai restaurant Zenna in flames, closing the eatery until further notice.

The Dallas Fire Department confirmed on Twitter that the blaze broke out in Zenna’s kitchen, which sits on the ground floor of the Mosaic Lofts in Downtown Dallas at 300 Akard Street. The fire was reportedly so large and close to the Akard Street DART station that it delayed trains in the vicinity for almost an hour, according to the Dallas Morning News. According to officials, no injuries were sustained in the fire.

An update to Zenna’s Facebook page indicates that the restaurant is “currently closed,” which sounds like its owners have plans to rebuild in that space, and directs fans of Zenna’s sushi and tom kha soup to its other locations in North Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano, and Mesquite in the meantime.

A representative for the restaurant tells Eater that Zenna will definitely reopen, and that the team behind the eatery is already hard at work on its restoration. “We will rebuild. We are working with our restoration team as fast as we could, and our insurance team is on it,” the rep said. “We are hoping that the permit for rebuild will be as smooth as possible so that it will help us speed up the repairing process.”

Stay tuned for an official reopening date.

Update, 2:17 p.m.: This post has been updated to include a statement from Zenna.