Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Yuba has closed on 9th Street



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.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

The rest of the state has had indoor dining for two months, and cases are way down. Cuomo and de Blasio apparently want to grind NYC into dust.

Anonymous said...

No! They had wonderful sushi. It was fresh, beautifully presented, and paired with a modestly elegant atmosphere matched by solid service. These very closures are indicative of our climate unfortunately with much more to come. I had many delicious meals there. I will miss their tuna rolls and yellowtail sashimi. RIP Yuba :(

Anonymous said...

Please save your trump love for Eater, Ed.

Anonymous said...

8:22 I'm thankful for you not ever running anything connected to our lives.

Anonymous said...

I used to work in the area and would get takeout for lunch. It was always so fresh, and the staff could not have been nicer. They would ask if I wanted water while I waited, and then would still pour me a glass after I said no. I’ll miss them.

Anonymous said...

So sad. They were the nicest and the food was so good.

Anonymous said...

Amazing how so many New Yorkers obsess about the largely irrelevant doofus in the White House while ignoring the absolutely critical doofuses who actually rule (and ruin) them.