Shoga Sushi & Oyster Bar will be closing its doors at 1698 Second Ave (88th Street) on Tuesday, May 31.
A restaurant regular informed us after learning the news when he picked up his takeout order.
“Familiar story — landlord wanted to double their rent,” the reader told us. “So now some good folks will be out of jobs while another storefront remains shuttered indefinitely.” A staff member at the restaurant confirmed the closure, telling East Side Feed the restaurant’s lease is up and the owner has decided to retire after 12 years.
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Shoga Sushi & Oyster bar offered a diverse menu of ramen and sushi. Specialty rolls including the “88th and 2nd Avenue” and the “Yorkville Roll.”
“…Shoga Sushi & Oyster Bar stands out,” read a review on Gayot. “Every guest is greeted as a family member, and service is as important as food quality.”
“We were longtime regulars,” said the patron who reached out to us. “I’m super sad about it.”