It looks like Sapporo East, the East Village's oldest existing Japanese restaurant, has truly shuttered for good. A "very reliable source" tells EV Grieve that the 30-year-old standby, which has been closed for about a week, will not reopen.
Sapporo's sister restaurant, Shima, is also currently closed. There are no signs or explanations in the windows, but neither restaurant is answering the phone. Sapporo was one of Robert Sietsema's favorite international greasy spoons, especially for its katsudon, which "qualifies as some of the city's greatest comfort food."
· Claim: Sapporo East Has Closed for Good [EVG]
· All Coverage of Sapporo East [~ENY~]