The now-defunct Ku De Ta is the new home of one of Perth’s fave summer pop-up bars, Embargo.

The lease was signed just days ago.

It’s the first sliver of decent news for the failed Balinese-inspired restaurant space in East Perth which, just months after opening, has faced some serious problems, including failing to pay staff.

It was reported that the original plan for the restaurant was to continue trading until a buyer could be found, but when it was revealed that staff might not be paid, 25 kitchen staff walked.

It wasn’t long before the business went into administration.

Embargo co-owner’s Ben Maher and Jesse Wilson are pretty pumped about the lease.

“Embargo has always been riverside, we’ve been at South Perth foreshore, Victoria Park foreshore and Elizabeth Quay and now we are actually over the river at the On the Point complex,” Mr Wilson said.


No word, however, on how the problem of parking – which was scarce and expensive when Ku De Ta was operational – would be tackled.

Embargo on The Point will be open to the public Mid-November with a beer garden, licenced jetty and a children’s play area.

Pop-up food vendors including Josh Catalano’s Fish Boss, Pizza Lounge, Varsity Burgers and other food operators will be part of Embargo’s space. Drool.

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