SBE Closing Katsuya in Laguna Beach Tonight

Katsuya Photo: Allaboutgeorge/Flickr

Katsuya by Starck is closing tonight in Laguna Beach, shuttering less than two years after the sushi restaurant’s June 2011 opening in the former home of Hush. Whether this signals a slight ripple in the aggressive expansion of SBE’s chef-branded restaurant business or signs of a downturn in Laguna Beach’s fortunes is currently anyone’s guess, as SBE plans to focus its energies on a local location of Umami Burger. Katsuya is having a fire-sale of sorts tonight, with locals receiving 50% off all menu items. [LBI]