Monday, July 15, 2019

Hana Sushi in North Cambridge Has Closed; Umami to Replace It

[Ed note: This article was updated to reflect a new restaurant coming to the space.]

A couple of months ago, it was reported that a longtime sushi spot in North Cambridge had been forced to shut down, only to quickly reopen again. Now we have learned that the restaurant has closed again, apparently for good this time--while another restaurant will be moving into its space.

According to a source, Hana Sushi on Mass. Ave. is locked up and dark once again, with a sign out front indicating that a new restaurant under different ownership is coming to the space. Our source tells us that the new place could be another sushi spot and that it might be opening in a month or so, while another source says that signs are now up saying that a new sushi place is indeed on the way. In late May, Hana Sushi was closed by order of the board of license commissioners, but it opened back up again the following day, with no indication as to what had happened to have it shutter in the first place.

Hana Sushi first opened more than 30 years ago.

The address for the now-closed Hana Sushi (and upcoming new restaurant) is 2372 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02140.

[July 18 update: According to a source, it looks like the new restaurant going into the Hana Sushi space will be called Umami, as an earlier license commission hearing agenda page mentions that a license transfer from the former to the latter was being looked at.]

[October 4 update: Eater Boston states that Umami is now open in the former Hana Sushi space, and that chef Gary Lei (formerly of Uni in Boston's Back Bay) is behind the place, offering sushi with "plenty of fancy ingredients."].

[Earlier Article]
Hana Sushi in North Cambridge Reopens After Being Ordered Closed for Apparent License Issue

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

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