Tong Katsu

TongKatsu Replaced by ‘Otaku Katsu’ on Rivington Street

Posted August 15, 2019 at 5:05 am

Over on Rivington Street, TongKatsu becomes… …Otaku Katsu. 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 […]

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TongKatsu is Kaput After Less than 2 Years

Last modified July 24, 2019 at 9:39 am

Pencil in another restaurant failure at 137 Rivington Street. TongKatsu, the fast-casual Japanese spot, recently went out of business. The first sign of trouble was a post to Instagram two months ago, in which Chef-owner Ben “Seraph” Tong announced that the one-and-half-year-old establishment would be “closed for awhile” but hoped to be “up and running […]

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

Last modified November 29, 2017 at 11:10 am

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 […]

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