Thursday, July 8, 2021

Evil Katsu bringing the sandos and sets to 9th Street

You may have noticed the recent arrival of the Evil Katsu signage at 435 E. Ninth St. between Avenue A and First Avenue.

This will be the first brick-and-mortar space for the quick-serve restaurant that offers various katsu sets, sandos (aka Japanese sandwiches) and sides. 

Three East Village residents — Asher Sendyk, Chris Wagenlander and Hai Oliveira — are behind Evil Katsu, which got its start late last year as a pop-up ghost kitchen providing takeout and delivery on the Lower East Side.

The three hospitality veterans found themselves out of work during the pandemic last year and decided to start their own business on a month-to-month lease with the hopes that it would catch on. (It did.)

You can read our interview with Sendyk from December right here. You can follow them on Instagram for opening updates.

Thanks to Steven for the photo and to Vinny & O for also sending along some pics.


Molly said...

I'm so excited about this! I was lucky enough to catch a taste of their talents at the pop up and am so glad they found a more permanent home. Such a positive win for us after a year and a half of grief.

Anonymous said...

Kushner building, good luck.

Anonymous said...

If they're a success, will you credit Kushner? Such silly comments.

Vince said...

Is this the former Dian space?

Anonymous said...

1:02 pm, your comment is sillier than any of the others – it makes perfect sense to wish someone good luck with a notoriously scummy landlord, and no sense at all to credit a scummy landlord with a tenant’s success. Why not put a little thought into your own reaction instead of saying any old nonsense that pops into your mind?

In any case, I’m looking forward to trying the sandos.

EVQP said...

@Vince: Yes, that's the former Dian Noodle space