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