Mazeish Closes to Make Way for ‘TongKatsu’ on Rivington Street

Posted on: November 29th, 2017 at 5:11 am by

Mazeish is no more, replaced instead with another fast-casual concept of a different cuisine. TongKatsu announced itself with a new illuminated canopy at 137 Rivington Street just before the Thanksgiving holiday.

TongKatsu is described as a “Modern Japanese Inspired Quick Casual Restaurant.” Chef-owner Ben “Seraph” Tong leads the show here, and tells us that it should open by the end of the week.

That Mazeish disappeared from the restaurant landscape is not a total surprise. Indeed, the self-proclaimed “Persian Mediterranean grill,” which debuted on Rivington Street in December 2014, first hit the market in March 2017. So, it took nearly a year for a successor to take the reins.

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