Atsushi Hayakawa of Sushi House Hayakawa announced in a YouTube video yesterday that the restaurant would be closing for remodeling, effective immediately. Reading a script off his phone, Hayakawa did not indicate when the restaurant would reopen. “I don’t know how soon we can get back to see you next time,” he said.
Since opening in 2008, the small, no-frills sushi bar wedged in the corner of a Buford Highway shopping center has packed in the crowds, all of them clamoring for Hayakawa’s signature nigiri. Last year in our Best of Atlanta issue, we listed the restaurant as the best sushi bar in the city.