Neta Loses Co-Chefs Nick Kim and Jimmy Lau

Will the scallops and uni stick around? Photo: Melissa Hom

Critical favorite and perpetually busy West Village sushi restaurant Neta has parted ways with its chefs, Eater NY reports. Nick Kim and Jimmy Lau trained at Masa before opening the 42-seat omakase space in March 2012; New York’s Adam Platt awarded the restaurant two stars last year. Kim says the split is amicable and that Neta’s menu is now in the hands of its remaining chefs. Meanwhile, Kim also hints that the pair is working on a new project, which may or may not be based on a fifties-style Tokyo izakaya. [Eater NY, Earlier]