Thursday, August 28, 2014
Workers continue to transform the former Cafe Rakka space at 38 Avenue B into Dojo Izakaya, which the Post described as "a Japanese gastropub."
It will be the latest restaurant from chef David Bouhadana, who opened Sushi Dojo in June 2013 at the former Polonia on First Avenue.
The inexpensive long-timer Cafe Rakka got Cromanated last November here near East Third Street.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Chef David Bouhadana looking to open Dojo Izakaya in former Cafe Rakka space on Avenue B
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
[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.
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Friday, November 22, 2013
[Photo courtesy of Ray LeMoine]
Ugh. Long-timer Cafe Rakka on Avenue B is for rent ... the familiar sign of Croman Realty's "Call Harvey" can't be missed.
Too bad — Cafe Rakka is always a nice, affordable option here near East Third Street. Anyway, it remains open for now.
Meanwhile, the Cafe Rakka — now called Rakka Cafe — is undergoing renovations on St. Mark's Place.