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Logan Square's Yusho Restaurant Is Closing This Week

By Rachel Cromidas in Food on Jul 19, 2017 10:09PM

Noodles at the now-defunct Yusho Hyde Park. Photo via Facebook.

Logan Square's Yusho, Chef Matthias Merges' first restaurant, is closing its doors at the end of the week, the restaurant just announced via Eater.

The news comes a few weeks after Merges announced the closing of Yusho's Hyde Park outpost. Yusho has been a Logan Square staple, with ramen and creative Japanese cuisine-inspired dishes, for about six years. Merges, who was formerly renowned Chef Charlie Trotter's chef de cuisine, plans to revive Yusho in the form of future food pop-ups around the city. But after July 22, this Saturday, the Kedzie Avenue restaurant will be no more.

Merges' Folkart Restaurant Management group also runs Billy Sunday in Logan Square and A10 in Hyde Park, and other restaurants. Merges' full statement to eater says the restaurant is closing because its lease is up and it's time to move on:

"After six years, our Yusho lease is coming to a close. We’re very grateful for the wonderful experiences we’ve shared as part of Chicago’s culinary community and plan to sustain the Yusho brand through future pop-up events while searching for a new home. We are deeply proud of Yusho and look forward to continuing its legacy in other forms in the meantime. Our last night is Saturday, July 22nd and we welcome guests to come by, raise a glass and toast our time in Logan Square."