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May 29, 2009 03:58 PM

Sea Saw Closing - PHX

After much rumor, it's now public that Sea Saw will be closing as of June 7. Defintely a beloved foodie destination in this town and I'll really miss it.

On a positive note, Nobuo-san will be doing some guest chef gigs this summer at Noca, with the first one being the Crudo tasting menu.

So, out of bad news comes good news!

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  1. Chow Bella also mentions that Chef Fukuda's plans for his new restaurant include izakaya-style dining, and "kappo dining -- kaiseki-style dishes"

    More info here:

    1. Shame. At least he's staying in-state, and the projected new format will probably give many (myself included) more opportunities to eat his food.

      Between Fukuda, Kantak, Dempsey, and Pavle's leaving over the past few months, Peter Kasperski must feel like his enterprise is in complete turmoil. Hopefully this will be the last bit of bad news for his restaurants.

      1. Does anyone know if Nobu has resurfaced and where? I keep looking, but it appears as though he has vanished. It's a shame to see such a talented team go and I miss the 'tapanese twist.'

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        1. re: magscancook

          I believe he is still around putting on special cooking events (e.g., Asian Street Food, seafood dinner at Noca) as well as private dining events.

          Link to his online presence:

          1. re: hohokam

            In the most recent Phoenix magazine there was a short bit on him and, IIRC, he's still working on his izakaya idea in midtown.

            1. re: crsin

              Ah. With all of the restaurant openings, "secret" openings, and rumors of openings downtown, I've been having a hard time keeping track of what is fact and what is (possible) fiction.

              Thanks for the update.