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Acclaimed Omakase Neta Is Closing Next Month After Seven Years

Neta, founded by two Masa alums, will close on September 8

Four pieces of sushi topped with uni surrounded by four tuna nigiri. Neta [Official]

Critically acclaimed omakase gem Neta will close next month after a seven-year run in the West Village.

The restaurant posted a farewell message on Instagram announcing it’ll close September 8, and until then, it’ll serve a special menu of Neta’s best dishes over the years. The Neta team didn’t give a reason for the closure, though it appears another project is in the works. Eater has reached out for more information.

Neta opened at 61 West Eighth St. in 2012 under original owners Jimmy Lau and Nick Kim, two Masa vets who went on to open hit sushi restaurant Shuko. Under their helm, the West Village restaurant earned two stars in the Times for “unusually well-made” sushi.

Lau and Kim left the restaurant in 2013 to open another hit, their small Union Square sushi bar Shuko. Neta went through a couple of chef changes after that: Isao Iijima (Blue Ribbon) took up the head sushi roll shortly after the founding chefs left, then in 2014, chef Sungchul Shim (Per Se) came on board.

The restaurant’s omakase starts at $110 and goes up to $230, and an a la carte menu is available, too. Reservations can still be made on OpenTable.


61 W 8th Street, New York, NY 10011 212-505-2610 Visit Website