Sunday, August 15, 2004

The Never Opening Restaurant

Cafe Japan, Golders Green - one of the finest Sushi establishments in the country. It's not just me saying that; you should see the stickers they have in the window: Time Out, Zagat, and every other reviewing body there is has loved this restaurant. I love this restaurant, but...
Several times I've arrived at times when surely any eatery will be open. Say, lunchtime? No. How about dinner? Not on a Tuesday. Oh, or a Monday. So I tried to adapt to their system. I learned their eccentric opening times. I promised never to try and have lunch on a weekday.
Today is a Sunday, the perfect day to take a guest from abroad to my favourite restaurant for her first taste of Sushi. I even invited a friend I've been promising to take out for lunch. It was the birthday present I've owed him since about 1997.
Guess what?
Closed in August.
Didn't see that one coming.

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