TongKatsu Replaced by ‘Otaku Katsu’ on Rivington Street
Over on Rivington Street, TongKatsu becomes…
Ben Tong, owner of the former, reportedly reassigned the lease after its shutter to husband-wife team Chef Dimitri Voutsinas and Christine Argao-Voutsinas.
Otaku Katsu occupies the same below-grade space at 137 Rivington, and offers a variety of katsu and Japanese sando bentos, in addition to fresh made onigiris. Customers can also order okonomiyaki fries (crinkle cut fries) topped with okonomiyaki sauce, kewpie mayo, pickled ginger, and grilled corn.
TongKatsu had spent the nearly two prior years here. However, a Health Department snafu with the walk-in refrigerator in the basement led to its demise at the end of May.
The new fast-casual Otaku Katsu opens early next month.