To all our loyal customer and friends,
Its with heavy heavy hearts that Chrissy and I have decided to close Otaku Katsu at 137 rivington st. Everyone is dealing with and has seen the devastating impact covid-19 has had on NYC in general, and the rest of the world. Its always hard to say goodbye, especially when we both put all our heart and soul (the blood sweat and tears!) into this little semi-basement in the LES. It was our first venture on our own, and was received amazingly and was gaining momentum until the coronavirus attacked.
We just could not keep going in this economical and social climate. With the coming of winter, there is an uncertainty about restaurants in NYC, let alone in the LES (the sixth borough). All the help from the city, out landlords, and the federal gov't was too little too late for restaurants like ours. It's a shame that so many people are suffering, and at this time we need to recover from the fallout of closing a business.
For now, Let's consider this a short goodbye. A hibernation, if you will. We hope to come back in the springtime crispier and more tasty than ever(albeit in a different location, still able to serve our loyal patrons and friends!)
Feel free to reach out via email @ firstname.lastname@example.org
or on IG @otakukatsunyc
We miss you all already! We look forward to seeing your beautiful smiling faces very soon, for now, Have a safe winter! GO VOTE! WEAR A MASK! BE EXCELLENT TO EACH OTHER! PARTY ON!
Thank you for the love and support,
The Otaku Katsu Family
Dimitri and Chrissy
We are a cozy, family-owned and operated Japanese restaurant in Manhattan that specializes in Japanese food, such as Katsu, Sandos, Onigiri and more. with just 13 seats. Seating is open and we only accept walk ins. Takeout and delivery are available throughout lower Manhattan.
Our single use items like cups, chopsticks, sporks, takeaway containers, bags,
are made with biodegradable, compostable, recycled or recycleable materials.
We source local, organic, antibiotic free proteins and authentic imported Japanese ingredients and beverages.
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137 Rivington St. New York, New York 10002, United States