It isn’t clear what is coming next but customers at the Broadway constant are getting the bad news.
Aoki Sushi is set to close later this month.
A call to Hitoshi Nishitani’s 600 block Broadway E sushi joint produced only a brief confirmation — the folks at Aoki were eager to get back to their customers. You still have a few weeks to visit before a planned mid-month closure.
According to liquor permit applications, new ownership had plans for the space but we have so far been unable to reach the Everett-based company listed in the paperwork.
If the restaurant goes quiet for a time, it will join its downstairs space in transition. Metrix Create:Space closed its doors there last August.
CHS will also have to plead ignorance about just how long Aoki has been part of Broadway’s restaurant scene. The corporation listed for Nishitani’s ownership was formed in 1971. Hopefully some CHS longtimers can help us out. We know it can’t be older than the neighboring DeLuxe.
UPDATE: Thanks to Linder in comments and the Seattle Times, we can mark Aoki’s birth to 1986 when founders Tak and Ruth Aoki debuted their “Japanese Grill and Sushi Bar.”