Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Chef David Bouhadana looking to open Dojo Izakaya in former Cafe Rakka space on Avenue B
[EVG file photo from November]
The inexpensive long-timer Cafe Rakka got Cromanated last November at 38 Avenue B near East Third Street.
And someone called Harvey. Paperwork filed ahead of Tuesday's CB3/SLA committee meeting show that applicants Boris Lidukhover, owner of Sushi Dojo at 110 First Ave., and his chef David Bouhadana (the "twentysomething sushi wunderkind" per Grub Street), want to open Dojo Izakaya in the small space on Avenue B.
The application (PDF!) for a beer-wine license shows a 10-table (19 total seats) configuration ... and a small chef's eating counter. The proposed hours are 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday through Sunday.
The materials also include a handwritten sample menu, showing several variations of yakitori as well as grilled pike eel, among other things.
Sushi Dojo opened in June 2013 in the space that previously housed Polonia.