‘Gohan’ Japanese Restaurant Gets Ready to Open on Orchard Street
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The token butcher paper was finally removed from the window of 14 Orchard Street this week. Japanese restaurant, Gohan, is almost ready for the big time.
A crinkled printout had been teasing the arrival of Gohan for months. Now that logo is emblazoned with leafing on the front door.
Gohan is a seven-table, forty-two-seat establishment that will offer “seasonal Japanese home cooking” and carry operating hours of 8am to midnight all days. There is also a back room with bar. (The name loosely translates into “steamed rice.”) As previously reported, the venture was forged by Kazusa Jibiki and Atsushi Numata, the respective owners of Lovely Day and Ni’s Japanese Delicacies (currently in the Essex Street Market).
No word yet on exact launch date, but they’re already hosting friends and family. The beer-wine license is was approved by the State Liquor Authority last week.
14 Orchard Street was previously home to Alexander Olch’s eponymous boutique. He later moved the store down to the corner of Canal. Olch is also behind the Metrograph movie house around the corner, which opened earlier this year to much acclaim.