Cafe de Japon, the Japanese comfort food spot in Chinatown, closed on Nov. 10.
Chef Kiichi Okabe posted the announcement on Facebook.
"It is with a heavy heart that I have to announce the closure of Cafe de Japon. This is a little setback so no worries. Once I get back on my feet, I will reopen in a new location (and announce on Facebook when I do). Thank you very much for your well wishes and concerns."
The restaurant had been listed for sale for $150,000, but there's no indication that anyone took Okabe up on the offer.
Okabe worked as an executive sushi chef at Sushi Roku at the Forum Shops at Caesars from 2004 to 2010, and was even approached by Top Chef to be a contestant.
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