Monday, March 08, 2010

Kai’s closing

March 8

If you love Kai restaurant, on 69th and Madison, or have meant to check it out, you have one month left to eat there.

Ito En, the tea company that owns Kai, announced that it’s closing the restaurant and tea store on April 9.

“... with our lease up on the building, it was a time for us to re-evaluate our business strategy and focus on our core business of ready-to-drink beverages, tea leaves and teabags,” said Yosuke Honjo, chief executive and president of Ito En North America, in an e-mail.

But Donguri (309 E. 83rd St., between First and Second avenues), is staying open, and Hitoshi Kagawa, former executive chef of Kai, is running the kitchen there.

1 comment:

Mike Wolfson said...

Whew, reading this I thought you were talking about Kai, which is an amazing restaurant at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort in Tempe.

It is very expensive, so I have only eaten there once, but it was one of the more memorable dining experiences of my life.

Don't do that to me!