Nom Cafe/Yobo on Forest Ave

The owners of Yobo announced on Thursday that they’re closing their Forest Ave Korean restaurant. Their plans are to fully direct their efforts into their Brunswick restaurant Maine St. Steak & Oyster.

The Press Herald reports that Som Mantasut and Genko Stanilov are taking over the former Yobo space where they plan to open Nom Cafe (instagram) this April.

Mantasut, who is taking the lead on Nom Cafe, already owns Orchid, a Thai restaurant in Lewiston, and works as a server at Yosaku in Portland. She grew up in Thailand and came to Maine for college, where she studied business. At Nom, she plans to offer coffee, breakfast and lunch food with touches of Thai and Bulgarian cuisine, “so a little bit of everything,” she said; her partner, Stanilov, is from Bulgaria.