Shota Nakajima Is Pulling Out of Banzai Teriyaki

In February, Seattle’s favourite movie star chef Shota Nakajima declared he was opening his 1st teriyaki cafe in Cle Elum, about 100 miles east of Seattle. There was a gentle opening in late March, which Nakajima stated was a smashing success, and he was preparing to insert a spicy fried rooster sandwich business enterprise sometime this summer time as section of a massive intricate in Cle Elum containing Banzai Teriyaki, the sandwich store, and a concert venue referred to as Studebaker Alley.

Then, on June 23, Nakajima explained to Eater Seattle that he was pulling out of the task, giving tiny information about what happened to what was a person of the spring’s most anticipated restaurants in the Seattle area. He posted the identical information he despatched to Eater Seattle on his Instagram account the following day.

“I preferred to update anyone that I am no more time element of Banzai Teriyaki in Cle Elum,” Nakajima wrote on the post, which highlighted a selfie of himself and his dog, Dodger, in entrance of a mountain-rimmed lake in close proximity to Cle Elum. “I certainly have absolutely nothing but appreciate for the local community who came jointly for this job and gave it life, awareness, and support. The purely natural magnificence of Cle Elum does not cease at just the environment, and I am fortunate to have met some incredible persons in my time out there although finding out and expanding from this process. I have obtained some exciting news coming up shortly, so keep your eyes peeled below for far more from me and my crew!”

Nakajima declined to offer far more facts about why he’s leaving the venture, and his Cle Elum company associate, home finance loan broker Eric Bolstad, did not react to a request for comment at the time of publication. It is unclear whether Banzai Teriyaki will nevertheless open without the need of Nakajima in demand of the kitchen area.

Nakajima’s publicist claimed she’d deliver much more particulars about what transpired shortly, and that Nakajima will have new tasks to announce shortly. The hashtags on his article about Banzai Teriyaki (#backtothehill, #capitolhill, and #coming shortly) hint that he may perhaps have a new Capitol Hill cafe in the is effective.