From war-torn Afghanistan to Carytown: Hamid Noori brings The Mantu to Richmond

Hamid Noori is a co-owner of The Mantu with Shagufta Sajid.

RICHMOND, Va. — It’s all come full circle for Hamid Noori.

Long a dream since he was a child in Afghanistan, Noori is opening his first restaurant — The Mantu — in the former Burger Bach space at 10 S. Thompson St. in Carytown.

Burger Bach vacated the space about a year ago to move into larger digs down the street at 3426 W. Cary Street.

The 1,700-square-foot space, which anchors a nearly 6,000-square-foot retail center, had been under lease since last August with Ellwood Thompson’s, whose grocery store is across the parking lot.

Continue reading Noori’s story on Richmond BizSense.

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