More than three decades into its run on Beverly Boulevard, it now appears that Cafe Sushi has made the difficult decision to close. A tipster writes in to say that the Beverly Center-adjacent space has been shuttered since the end of September, a fact corroborated by this final Facebook post found on their otherwise dormant page.
The casual Japanese eatery never garnered the sort of citywide praise that is sometimes required in the restaurant industry, instead opting to quietly serve the neighborhood their unique sushi rolls and bento boxes. Nothing fancy, but it’s a formula that worked for some 32 years. Now Cafe Sushi joins the soon-to-shutter Sushi Roku on West Third as longstanding Japanese restaurants fated for the scrap heap.
With Cafe Sushi closed, the next best thing becomes the restaurant’s sister site Iroha Sushi in Studio City. As for what’s to come of the space, it’s hard to say. But, with Terrine doing massive numbers just down the street near the new Blue Bottle, and a dual Chipotle/Shophouse coming into the former Jan's space, it’s safe to say the neighborhood isn’t hurting for overall dining options.