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Is Sushi Araki still open

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zorglub Nov 19, 2013 04:41 AM

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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    CaLBeaR1227 Nov 19, 2013 05:12 AM

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

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      zorglub Nov 19, 2013 05:25 AM

      Bummer! Thanks for the quick reply.

      Ps: no news from London?

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        Ninisix Nov 19, 2013 04:30 PM

        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

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      Ninisix Dec 6, 2013 01:44 AM

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

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        zorglub Dec 6, 2013 01:58 AM

        Thanks for the info!

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          Ninisix Dec 6, 2013 03:26 AM

          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 !!

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            CaLBeaR1227 Dec 6, 2013 03:46 AM

            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.

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              zorglub Dec 7, 2013 05:59 AM

              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….

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                Ninisix Dec 8, 2013 04:14 PM

                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.

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