Fresh hand-roll cafe Tekka Bar has rolled out of Portland just as quickly as it rolled in. Restaurant group Chefstable has confirmed that the downtown sushi cafe has closed mere months after it opened.
In March of this year, Chefstable announced that a new Las Vegas restaurant specializing in hand rolls would open the former Blue Star Donuts space downtown. The restaurant was Vegas restaurateur Takashi Segawa’s first foray into the Portland market: Segawa developed a relationship with Chefstable via Vegas food hall Block16, where the original Tekka Bar and Lardo’s first Vegas location live. The Portland restaurant opened in May, serving hamachi sashimi with serrano peppers and nitro matcha green tea, as well as the restaurant’s famous hand rolls: nori rolls with rice and fillings like spicy tuna or blue crab.
It’s unclear why the restaurant closed so suddenly: Chefstable has yet to comment on the reasoning behind the closure, except to confirm that the restaurant has, in fact, closed. Stay tuned for updates.
• Tekka Bar [Official]
• A Las Vegas Restaurateur Has Opened a Sushi Spot Specializing in Hand Rolls [EPDX]
• Previous Tekka Bar coverage [EPDX]
• Previous Block16 coverage [Eater Vegas]