Maisono Replaces Former Kenmare Nightspot at 98 Kenmare [UPDATED]

Posted on: May 16th, 2013 at 6:10 am by
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Looks like the former hotspot Kenmare – located at 98 Kenmare – is to be reborn in the Japanese tradition. Workers onsite tell us that the new Izakaya joint, which is called Maisono, is set to open within the next few weeks. While there isn’t much out there just yet on this latest venture, preparations continue inside. And the marquee was branded with white paint. No liquor licenses are on file at the moment for the this business.

Maisono has a website, but visit at your own peril. You might suffer a seizure…

UPDATE: Grub St follows up on our story and hears that  Matsuri and Hiro chef Tadashi Ono is both chef and partner at the restaurant.

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Meanwhile, this latest development arrives just over a year after the epic implosion of Kenmare. Drama played out in the public square with kitchen shuffles and staff changes. That’s why the joint only lasted nineteen months.

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