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MF Sushi Temporarily Closed But Could Reopen Elsewhere in Houston

The Galleria sushi restaurant shuttered suddenly.

It's been a whirlwind of a week for some of Houston's beloved restaurants. If you're keeping tally, there's been three restaurant closings so far. First, the departure of Salé Sucré in The Heights, followed by the temporary closure of Clark Cooper Concepts Italian restaurant Coppa Ristorante over the weekend. Earlier this week, Van Loc— one of Midtown's Vietnamese original inhibitors— broke the hearts of many throughout the city when announcing that it will be closing up shop soon

The sadness doesn't end there, unfortunately. MF Sushi has abruptly closed too.     
CultureMap's Eric Sandler reported the Galleria-area restaurant's closure this morning. According to CultureMap, a diner found the sushi spot closed when visiting yesterday. Unsurprisingly, the discovery has left fans of MF Sushi stunned

Known for its high quality fish, multi-course omakase, and impeccable presentations, MF Sushi was one of Houston's better destinations for sushi. Owners and brothers Chris Kinjo and Alex Kinjo brought the concept to Houston in 2012, shortly after MF Buckhead, their acclaimed restaurant in Atlanta, closed. The response of MF Sushi in Houston was well-received, but after extensive fire damage last fall, the restaurant closed for eight months and reopened in May.  

Alex Kinjo confirmed today's closure, telling Eater, "as right now we are closed temporarily. We are working things out." For the time being, Chris and Alex are focusing most of their attention on reopening MF Sushi in Atlanta. A visit to the restaurant's Houston website directs visitors to the Atlanta location opening January 2015. Hopefully that's not a true indication that the plug has been pulled completely on Houston. 

Last month, a tipster contacted Eater regarding MF Sushi's possible intentions to expand in Houston. Purportedly, the popular sushi spot would open a second location in Houston, which Kinjo later confirmed to Eater. MF Sushi would replace the vacated Pesca World Seafood in River Oaks. When asked today if those plans were still in play or if the restaurant is exchanging its Galleria address for a new one in town, Kinjo responded, "...we are doing our best to keep MF in Houston going."

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