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Is Sushi Araki still open

I've tried to call several times, but line is always busy (03 3545 0199). The chef was supposed to move to London earlier this year, but I didn't hear anywhere that it happened.

Does anyone know if he's still open in Ginza? Thanks

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  1. Yes, it's been closed since early this year.

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    1. re: CaLBeaR1227

      Bummer! Thanks for the quick reply.

      Ps: no news from London?

      1. re: zorglub

        Sushi Araki did not yet open in London. It was scheduled for autumn, but work visa difficulties ... there are some rumors he is looking for a new location in Tokyo

    2. That's official, sushi Araki will reopen next year around spring at Roppongi Mid Town, omakase will cost 25,000yens.

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      1. re: Ninisix

        Thanks for the info!

        1. re: Ninisix

          Sorry.. after researching on the net, sushi will try to move again to London in April. Right now, sushi Araki is for a short period open at diner until March 2014, it's already fully booked !!

          1. re: Ninisix

            It looks like Araki just a short opening period, only from Nov 25 this year until March 2014 next year, then will try to move to London again. Yes, looks like all fully booked until March.

            1. re: CaLBeaR1227

              Indeed, just got this from the concierge of a Tokyo hotel:

              For Araki, we understand that they are opened temporaly at Roppongi Tokyo Midtown from end of November to end of March.
              Story is that they became full for the first 3 hours…till end of March. They stop taking any reservation now….

              1. re: zorglub

                Yes, this is practically impossible to reserve, I even spoke with his wife on the phone !
                As the Michelin Guide announced : 'London is the expanding diversity of choice'. After seeing a star awarded to Peruvian Food, food seems to offer, at last, some serious pride in London. Araki San will have more chance to open, unfortunately, as I hope him to be back in Japan.

        2. Does anyone know the current status of the Araki opening in London. I too hope he will stay in Tokyo eventually.