LOGAN SQUARE — Hachi’s Kitchen, the sushi spot just south of Logan Boulevard with the unique exterior, is most likely closed for good, the restaurant’s owner said.
The restaurant at 2521 N. California Ave., which served “superfresh” sushi and other Japanese dishes in an elegant room, has yet to reopen after what was supposed to be a temporary shutdown.
In August, ownership announced it would be closing the restaurant from Aug. 11 through November “to take some much needed time to be with friends and family.” But this week, the doors remain locked.
Owner James Bee, who also owns Sai Cafe in Lincoln Park, said there’s a 90 percent chance he won’t reopen Hachi’s Kitchen. Bee said he closed the restaurant to take care of sick family members and it’s unlikely he’ll have the time to get Hachi’s Kitchen up and running again.
“I want to thank everyone. It’s just been a really hard time for the past year, and I’m sure there are a lot of customers saying, ‘How come?’ But we tried our best. By the very end, I ran out of options,” Bee said.
Bee opened the restaurant in 2005, long before Logan Square became a hot restaurant neighborhood.
The restaurant appeared on WTTW’s Check Please! in 2010.
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