Confirmed: Yakitori Zai in Boston's South End Has Closed
It looks like a Japanese restaurant in Boston's South End has closed its doors for good.
Food writer MC Slim JB confirms via a Chowhound post what Eater Boston had written about earlier--that Yakitori Zai on Shawmut Avenue is officially shuttered. MC mentions that "An industry source confirms: the Yakitori Zai space is officially for sale," while a call placed to the dining spot indicates that its voicemail is full and cannot accept messages.
Yakitori Zai first opened in June of 2012, featuring small plates that included various cuts of charcoal-grilled chicken (breast, knee, gizzard, tail, neck skin, liver, etc.) as well as yams, eggplant, and baby zucchini. The dining spot "temporarily" closed this summer, but never reopened.
The address for this now-closed Japanese restaurant in the South End was: Yakitori Zai, 315 Shawmut Avenue, Boston, MA, 02118.