Jogasaki Sushi Burritos’ short ride in Las Vegas comes to an end on Thursday when it closes. The originator of the the Mexican-Japanese hybrid, a long-time fixture on the food truck circuit, opened in the Southwest last July next to Fist of Fusion Island Grill with its Filipino and Hawaiian dishes, The Goodwich with its sandwiches, and FukuBurger with its Japanese burgers worthy of a spot on the Eater 38. The Goodwich closed last March to make way for Firefly Tapas, while Fist of Fusion ended its Las Vegas ride in June.
Jogasaki’s owners cited costs of products, rent, and delivery fees as their reasons for closing.
“The cost of goods on common house favorites such as eel, lobster, soft shell crab, salmon, and avocados, to name a few, continues to rise. These costs will remain as a growing expense for the long term with no sign of replies. Passing this cost to you, the guest, is not something that will be popular, nor did we feel it was right,” the restaurant wrote on Facebook.
“These reasons coupled in conjunction with the high cost of rent and the cost of third party delivery service fees, make doing business in Las Vegas challenging to stay ahead.”
Jogasaki plans to continue its food truck in the Los Angeles area.
Taking its place, Suzuya Patisserie, a Japanese-style pastry shop.
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