Kura Fine Japanese Cuisine’s last day of operations will be on November 26 after 18 years of business in West Hollywood. Owned by father-and-son duo Sonny and Daniel Son, the longtime sushi restaurant evolved over the years from a mostly roll-focused spot to a serious omakase destination, garnering a video feature on Eater’s acclaimed Omakase show earlier this year. Daniel Son announced the last day on Instagram, stating that the Korean-inspired ganjang gejang, or marinated crab, nigiri highlighted in the video will be on the omakase menu until the restaurant closes in a few weeks.
Kura and all the other businesses in the sprawling Sunset Boulevard strip mall will close as the structures become demolished to make way for a big Frank Gehry-designed project. After Kura closes, Daniel Son will focus on his casual restaurant Katsu Sando, which should open before the end of the year in Chinatown. Make reservations now for the omakase counter as prime spots are already filling up.
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As most of you have heard, there is a massive redevelopment project to demolish our building and @kuraweho with it. Our last service will be Nov 26th, so please come and celebrate the last chapter of Kura with us. It’s been a helluva run to have been in business for over 18 years. Our family is forever grateful for your patronage and love. The hardest part of this last page in our chapter is saying goodbye to those we have made true genuine bonds with. Let’s make the last moments together a joyful one and please stay tuned for updates on a relocation Thank you @eater for featuring us on the Eater Omakase Series! Lots of sent to you all!! Also, a very special shoutout to @handonenine and @annieson_ for sacrificing so much over the years for the family business. Without you guys behind the scenes, none of this would even be possible and there would never be a @kuraweho Furthermore, we will be serving the Ganjang Gejang Nigiri until we close as part of our omakase Also, we highly recommend making reservations via Kura's telephone. We are open for DINNER ONLY, Mon-Thurs: 5:30pm-10:30pm and Fri-Sat: 5:30pm-11pm. See you soon friends Link in bio if you’d like to see some behind the scenes footage at @kuraweho #familyrestaurant #eateromakase #omakase #ganjanggejang #kuraweho
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