Yuba shut down on Ninth Street between Third Avenue and Fourth Avenue. A reader shared the news of the closure for the restaurant that offered up well-reviewed Japanese cuisine. Aug. 12 marked their last day in business.
Workers have removed the Yuba sign and menu from outside...
The restaurant opened in early 2011 and drew praise from the Times:
How spoiled we are in New York. Elsewhere a place like Yuba would be swooned over, with its intelligent takes on Japanese cuisine and its impeccably fresh sushi. On recent evenings, it was undeservedly empty.
It is not helped by a no-man’s-land address. Prices are too steep for the N.Y.U. students nearby, the setting too modest for the high fliers at Masa to defect downtown. This despite the fact that Yuba’s chefs and owners, George Ruan and Jack Wei, did serious time at Masa and Bar Masa, respectively.
Yuba had been open of late for takeout and delivery, but it wasn't enough to keep it in business during the pandemic.