CHICAGO — Just days after earning another Michelin Star, chef Takashi Yagihashi announced he will be closing his namesake restaurant, Takashi, in December.
The James Beard Award-winning Chef said the 7-year-old restaurant would serve its final meal on Dec. 31.
“I’m honored by the support we have received over the years. Chicago, and especially the Bucktown neighborhood, has been incredibly good to us. While the restaurant has afforded me many opportunities and cherished guests, it is time that I explore the next chapter in my career," Yagihashi said in a press release.
Takashi opened at 1952 N. Damen Ave. in 2007 and has won several awards since opening, including being named "Best New Restaurant" from Chicago Magazine and being listed as one of 10 "Best New Restaurants of the Year" by Esquire. In 2010, Takashi won its first Michelin Star and has taken home on each year since.
The restaurant will be open its normal hours Tuesdays through Sundays until New Year's Eve. Beginning in December, it will offer a special Imperial 7 menu, which will showcase Takashi's best meals, from Tuesday through Thursdays, according to the release.
“Kathy and I want to thank our team and diners, who have become part of our extended family, for the great memories over the past seven years,” Yagihashi said. “We look forward to continuing to serve our guests far into the future.”
Yagihashi will continue his work at Noodles by Takashi Yagihashi at Macy's, Tabo Sushi by Takashi in Old Town and his two Slurping Turtle restaurants in River North and Michigan, the release said.
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