I was sorry to read in Eater that chef Michael Hung has departed BUSHI-TEI in Japantown, and owner Tak Matsuba has decided to put the restaurant on the market. In the meantime, Hung’s former sous chef, Lisa Aoki, is going to run the kitchen in the interim while Matsuba looks for a buyer. She will be scaling back the menu a bit, but will still be serving dishes in Bushi-tei’s Californian-Japanese style. Hung is reportedly “taking some time off and ‘doing some stages’ as he decides where to go next.” Best wishes to all. 1638 Post St. at Laguna, 415-440-4959.
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