Kenichi in Victory Park is throwing in the towel after 10 years, according to a press release. The sushi spot will close at the end of April and, until then, all food (including sushi) will be 50 percent off. Via the release:
Located at Victory Park, Kenichi will close its doors at the end of April. With no plans to reopen this concept, co-owner Josh Babb of Rock Libations (the restaurant group behind new concept Musumé in HALL Arts, Shooters in Victory Park, Chop Shop in Carrolton and Chop Shop Live in Roanoke) says, “It has been a great run, and we are thankful to our guests for their loyalty all these years. We are excited to move on to another phase with fresh, new concepts in different locations and look forward to what the future brings.”
Rock Libations recently announced Musume, an Asian-fusion restaurant that's scheduled to open in the Arts District in November.
Businesses in Victory Park have struggled to gain footing in the mixed-use district, a neighborhood that sees large numbers of people during events at the American Airlines Center but is often quiet otherwise, despite new apartment buildings still under construction in the area.
Kenichi Dallas, 2400 Victory Park Lane
Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.