‘Gohan’ Named as Mystery Japanese Restaurant at 14 Orchard Street

Posted on: June 8th, 2016 at 5:18 am by
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While Alexander Olch focuses on the inauguration of his two-screen movie house – the Metrograph – his former boutique space is under the knife. As it’s been for several months running. The Department of Buildings recently approved permits for the renovation of 14A Orchard Street into a new use. That of an eating and drinking establishment.

Work just began, specifically the installation of appliances like the kitchen hood. And now the mystery establishment presumably has an identity, thanks to a subtle illustration on the front door (rice bowl and chopsticks).

Meet Gohan, a seven-table, forty-two-seat establishment that will offer “seasonal Japanese home cooking” and carry operating hours of 8am to midnight all days. (The name translates into “rice.”)

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As previously reported, this incoming business is a venture forged by Kazusa Jibiki and Atsushi Numata, the respective owners of Lovely Day and Ni’s Japanese Delicacies (currently in the Essex Street Market).

Their wine-beer license is still pending with the State Liquor Authority.

Otherwise, not much else to report on the Gohan concept at the moment.

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