Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Pink Samurai in Jamaica Plain Closed, Windows Papered Over; Exact Status Unknown

Earlier this month, we reported that a long-awaited and highly-anticipated dumpling spot in Jamaica Plain had finally opened. Now it has apparently closed again, and it is not known what the future holds for the place.

According to a source within the restaurant industry, Pink Samurai on Centre Street is locked up and dark, and a photo sent indicates that its windows are now papered over. Several others on Facebook and Twitter have confirmed this, and another source says that the place has been closed for a few days now and may be shuttered for good, though this last bit of information has not yet been confirmed.

Plans for Pink Samurai were first announced in the summer of 2015 and it looked like it might open that fall, but the restaurant encountered a number of delays and lost two chefs before it even opened. The dining spot did finally open at the beginning of this month after it looked like it might open in August, though that opening was delayed at least a couple of times.

The address for Pink Samurai is 658 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130.

[September 26 update: The Tables section of The Boston Globe states that Pink Samurai is now under new management and that it is closed "temporarily." It is not known exactly when it might reopen (the restaurant says it will be announced on their social media pages), nor is it known if the concept will remain the same.]

[October 14 update: Pink Samurai remains closed, and a check on its Facebook page shows that it has been taken down once again while its Twitter page has not been updated for over a month.]

[December 28 update: Although it was assumed over the past few weeks that Pink Samurai was closed for good, now there seems to be proof, as a licensing board page within the City of Boston website indicates that a liquor license transfer from the restaurant to the upcoming Shake Shack in Boston's Seaport District is now in the works.]

[Earlier Article]
Pink Samurai to Open in Jamaica Plain

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[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]