Open & Shut: This week in restaurant openings and closings
Hokkaido Ramen Santouka, the highly anticipated Japanese Noodle restaurant opens next week, April 24 in Bellevue. (Image: Hokkaido Ramen Santouka)

Open & Shut: This week in restaurant openings and closings


Stateside. Out of towner Eric Johnson is set to open Stateside (a mix of Vietnamese and French food), in the Six Arms building, reports CHS Seattle. Aiming for a fall opening, Johnson was looking for an ‘older building’ to set up shop in, and the space at 300 E Pike is perfect.

Beardslee Alehouse. Chef John Howie is teaming up with distiller Erik Liedholmto open Beardslee Alehouse, and an adjacent Wildwood Spirits Co. tasting room. Eater reports that this “farm-to-table” restaurant are scheduled to open in September of 2014.

Hokkaido Ramen Santouka. The highly anticipated Japanese Noodle restaurant opens next week, April 24 in Bellevue. A press release tells us it’s their first freestanding U.S. Restaurant, and we’re planning on sending our photographer Josh and food writer Jenny out to preview it for you all. Gallery and story coming soon!

Henry’s Tavern Patio. Henry’s all new patio opened last week, accruing to Gnomes. The space gives room for 400+ people and due to its proximity to Safeco Field will most likely be packed on gamedays. They even built in bocce ball courts to add to the entertainment.


Ivar’s Seafood Bar in Ballard. Seattle PI brings us the sad news that the Ivar’s in Ballard is closing. Due to soaring rent prices, Ivar’s was unable to come to an agreement with the building’s landlord, said the restaurant in a press release. Their last day was April 13.

Deez Dogs. King County Food Protection office has closed down Deez Dogs in Occidental Park. According to the US Food Safety blog, the hand washing facilities were not working, and no water was available.

Hot Dogs in Seattle. Apparently it’s been a bad month for hot dog vendors in Seattle. US Food Safety blog also reports that Hot Dogs in Seattle vendor shop similarly did not have proper hand washing facilities available.

Anjappar Chettinad. The Bellevue Indian restaurant was closed last week for the second time in the past 18 days by King County Public Health, reports the Bellevue Reporter. Located on N.E. 24th St, the restaurant has had numerous issues with food safety violations, and and owner noncompliance.

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