Ginza Sushi-Ko in Beverly Hills, the only restaurant besides Bastide to be awarded four stars by the Los Angeles Times, will close at the end of March, chef and owner Masa Takayama said.
Last year, Takayama announced plans to transplant his exclusive, reservation-only restaurant to the new AOL Time Warner tower on Columbus Circle in New York, but he had not given a closing date for Beverly Hills. The restaurant is still taking reservations.
Takayama is renowned for exquisite sushi -- and stratospheric prices that start at $300 a person. He has said the New York restaurant will be more expensive. It is expected to open in October.