2004_12_food_oysters.jpgGothamist had an amazing meal at Bar Tonno a few weeks back. We were wowed by chef Kyohei Fukushi's crudo (and smitten with sous-chef Paul's Australian accent), so we were somewhat dismayed when we read that it had closed. New York Magazine reports that:

After opening to immediate critical acclaim, in these pages and elsewhere, Bar Tonno closed late last month, a victim of partners who couldn’t reach an operational consensus (when do they ever?).

Ack! But, reading on, we learned that Kyohei Fukushi is going to stay on and re-open the place as Bar Sapa, serving traditional Japanese cuisine. Whew. Now, if we could only find out if Paul will be there too . . .