Remember when Aria announced that sushi restaurant BarMasa or Tetsu Teppan Grill were closing at the resort on July 31? Now comes word that the restaurants will soldier on through Monday, Oct. 31. Aria says the shutter comes at the end of Takayama’s management agreement.
Chef Masa Takayama has been a part of the culinary team at Aria since the resort opened in 2009, while Tetsu, the restaurant inside that served as a teppan grill, opened in 2012, taking over the former high-end Shaboo space and marked Takayama’s first attempt at a teppan grill.
BarMasa, once a regular on the Eater 38, has a cold but modern interior, serving fish caught within 24 hours in Tokyo Bay. To experience this best, have an expense account and order omakase, a chef’s choice, multi-course meal.
The chef plans to open his new Tetsu dining emporium in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood this fall.
Reps from Aria didn’t announce a replacement for either restaurant yet, but promised an announcement soon.