See Ya, Wakiya

Photo: Noah Sheldon

Sayanora to Wakiya, the cursed restaurant in the Gramercy Park Hotel. Per a statement: “Chef Wakiya has determined that due to longstanding commitments in Japan, he cannot personally devote the time on site that he feels is necessary to operating the restaurant at the highest level. We have decided therefore to close the restaurant on December 21.” The biggest shocker here is that Chef Wakiya was apparently actually on-site to begin with.