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Chef Change, Relocation in Store for Kajitsu

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The Robs share some unexpected news from East Village kaiseki restaurant Kajitsu, a favorite among chefs (like Dave Chang), Michelin inspectors, vegetarians, and Japanese food-lovers. They report that Masato Nishihara, the chef who has presided over the restaurant's success over the last three years, is moving on in April to cede the kitchen to Ryota Ueshima, "the second in what the owner intends to be a rotating progression of young Japanese cooks."

And here's a little blockbuster they mention offhandedly: the restaurant is relocating to Midtown this summer, a gamechanger for both Midtowners and the restaurant's local East Village fans. Kajitsu reps confirm the news but say they're not ready to disclose the new location.
· New Chef, New Location for Kajitsu [GS]
· All Coverage of Kajitsu [~ENY~]
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