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Popular Omakase Sushi Restaurant Goes Dark on Divisadero

Ijji Sushi is directing customers to their other restaurant

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Ijji Sushi, a Divisadero Street restaurant specializing in omakase or chef’s choice menus, has closed at least temporarily without explanation and is not accepting reservations online. The restaurant appears on Eater SF’s list of the top sushi spots in San Francisco and has earned praise in the Chronicle and elsewhere.

“Unfortunately, we have temporarily close [sic] and not having a concrete date to reopen it just yet,” a representative from the restaurant wrote to customers with bookings. “However, you could try another omakase restaurant of our corporation, Kinjo, which is located at 2206 Polk Street If you are interested.”

Ijji opened at 252 Divisadero in 2016, serving diners at just 17 seats. In 2017, it spawned a larger sister restaurant, Kinjo, which earned a Michelin star.

This weekend, a visit to Ijji revealed it was dark during hours it was scheduled to be open. The business and its sister restaurant, Kinjo have not responded to requests for comment.

On Russian Hill, Kinjo underwent a sudden closure of its own: Just after earning its Michelin star, the business was shuttered by flooding from an upstairs neighbor. But that story has a happy ending: When the restaurant reopened in 2018, it earned back its Michelin star, though with a different chef and menu format.

Stay tuned for updates regarding Ijji Sushi.

Ijji sushi

252 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117 (415) 658-7388