Chef Prasad Chirnomula Announces Thali Too & Oaxaca Kitchen To Close

Stephanie Webster

Celebrated Chef Prasad Chirnomula has announced that he is closing Thali Too and Oaxaca Kitchen at the end of this month.  After serving the New Haven population for nearly 10 and 7 years respectively, and having received many accolades and other distinctions, THALI TOO and OAXACA KITCHEN will permanently close their doors later this month.  Prasad stated that expansion efforts with restaurants in other markets in Connecticut and the costs associated with that have resulted in financial strains that forced the closing of the majority of his restaurants. Chef Prasad is optimistic that he will reinvent his brand with new and fresh concepts that will again meet the ever-changing culinary needs of these communities.   

Oaxaca Kitchen will officially close its doors after the close of business on Saturday, October 21st. 

Thali Too will officially close its doors after the close of business on Sunday, October 29th.

“Yale’s University Properties has been a pleasure to work with and has always been a supportive landlord, even in this difficult time. We will surely miss our patrons, staff, and the New Haven and Yale communities. We look forward to gaining the same loyal patronage as our next chapter unfolds with our new concept in International cuisine” states Chef Prasad.

For more information or questions about Thali, Thali Too and Oaxaca Kitchen Restaurants please email:

About Chef Prasad Chirnomula:

Chef Prasad is a celebrated chef and owner of numerous restaurants throughout Fairfield County, CT. Chef Prasad leads tasting tours of India, hosts private tasting dinners, teaches cooking classes and offers his services at multiple charity events for such groups as the American Liver Foundation, Varli, James Beard House, the American Red Cross, Share Our Strength, the Connecticut Food Bank and the Food Bank for New York City. He has been a celebrity guest chef at Foxwoods Food & Wine Festival to benefit Johnson & Wales University. Chef Prasad was the winner of the 2011 & 2013 Elm City Iron Chef competition and has appeared on the Food Network in 2012.