Yopparai Owners Set to Open ‘Azasu’ at 49 Clinton Street

Posted on: April 16th, 2014 at 5:53 am by
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The Clerkenwell conversion at 49 Clinton Street to Kupersmith back in 2011 didn’t quite take. The restaurant struggled to find a footing in the local restaurant row, and subsequently folded after a year and a half in business. That freed up some valuable real estate, and the husband-wife team at Yopparai around the corner came a-callin.

Owners Gaku and Christy Shibata decided to open another Japanese style restaurant here – dubbed Azasu (slang for “thank you”) – and has been readying the space since last November. As of today, though, it’s almost seaworthy. The interior dining area is pretty much complete and a new branded awning is in place.

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Official opening is still on the horizon, but might not happen until the State Liquor Authority approves their liquor license; it’s still pending.

Meanwhile, Azasu is still hiring staff positions, everything from. Check out this Craigslist post for more info.

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