Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Pink Samurai dumpling place shut yesterday. People in desperate need of some dumpling action will have to head over to JP Seafood for some gyoza.
UPDATE: Wabora passed a re-inspection on Aug. 8 and was allowed to re-open.
A Boston health inspector today shut Wabora, 254 Newbury St., for a variety of violations that included raw tuna and salmon being kept too warm, a food preparer not washing his or her hands and another handling vegetables with bare hands. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday ordered a four-day shutdown for Itadaki, 267-269 Newbury Street, after a BPD detective found four 18-year-olds sitting at a table with Bud Lights - and fake out-of-state IDs. Read more.
The Voice of Downtown Boston introduces us to PABU, a San Francisco Japanese restaurant that will open on two floors of the Millennium Tower next fall.
The modern izakaya and sushi bar will feature market-fresh menu with fish sourced locally from New England and flown in fresh from Japanâ€™s famous Tsukiji market.
In a city full of college students, in a world full of increasingly realistic fake licenses, restaurants and bars face a never ending battle to keep the pre-21 set from getting drinks. A Japanese restaurant on Newbury Street vows to try a new solution: Suing the families of the four teens who got it hauled before the Boston Licensing Board for serving underage drinkers. Read more.
A new take-out sushi place could open soon at 92 State St.
State Street Sushi will be open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. if the Boston Licensing Board tomorrow approves its request for a food-serving license. Nobody opposed the granting of a license at a hearing this morning.
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday granted a beer-and-wine license to Totto Ramen, 169 Brighton Ave.
Because Totto Ramen, the first Boston outlet of a New York City noodle chain, is in a city Main Street district, it won one of several new licenses authorized by the state legislature this year to encourage restaurant entrepreneurs in neighborhoods away from downtown and the waterfront. Unlike older licenses, this one cannot be sold outside of Allston.
The Boston Licensing Board tomorrow considers a request from a North End restaurateur to open a sushi place on Salem Street that would stay open until 12:30 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports a deal to open a Wagamama on the other side of Fort Point Channel has fallen through, but that the chain is continuing to look for space in the up-and-coming area.
Well, maybe not yet. NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on a proposal to replace a closed mozzarella bar on Salem Street with a sushi bar. The place would be aimed not at tourists, but at North End residents looking for something other than Italian food, its lawyer said.
The owner of Vlora, 545 Boylston St., wants to sell the business - and its liquor license - to somebody who wants to re-open the place as Yamato II, serving Japanese food.
The transaction needs the approval of the Boston Licensing Board, which will hear from proposed Yamato II manager Ming Jiang at a hearing on Wednesday morning in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.
The Huntington News interviews a South End man who now provides home delivery of piping hot ramen noodle dishes to the South End, Back Bay and Beacon Hill.
City officials backed and praised efforts by two culinary entrepreneurs to open a restaurant on Bunker Hill Street that will focus on small-plate dishes and pizza.
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to approve both a food-serving license for Brewer's Fork, 29 Bunker Hill St. and the request of owners John Paine and Michael Austin to buy the beer, wine and liqueurs license of a Japanese place in Chinatown for $75,000.
Cara Rubinsky asks:
Can anyone suggest a kid-friendly sushi place in/near Cambridge to take out-of-towners for lunch?
Boston Restaurant Talk reports Enzo Sushi on Kneeland Street has shut down its conveyor belt for the last time.
Rachel Blumenthal checks out Somerville's newest round-treat emporium: Union Square Donuts, where most donuts go for $3, but the maple-bacon specials will set you back $3.50 each:
I found them to be worth the splurge, but I wouldn't make a frequent habit out of it.
She also reports that Backbar is now making ramen, but that it only makes ten portions of the stuff a day.
Brad Kelly reports on the Yume Wo Katare ramen bar, which replaced Zing Pizza:
Liz recounts a sorry lunch at Osushi in Copley Place:
This place is only surviving on Groupon deals and unaware conference attendees. Donâ€™t go to Osushi (it's difficult to find in the mall, so maybe if you tried to go, you gave up and went somewhere else, anyway). There are plenty of less expensive sushi places in Boston that have fresh fish and good service.
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