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Japanese udon restaurant KOYA set to Close at the end of May

Popular Japanese udon restaurant KOYA is set to close and the end of May as head chef Junya Yamasaki has decided to return to Japan.

Director of KOYA John Devitt said that although they would have preferred to stay open, it wouldn’t be the same without Yamasaki at the helm.

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KOYA bar will still remain open despite the restaurant closing it’s doors.

KOYA opened in April 2010 and since then has seen a growth in popularity partly down to the creative genius of Yamasaki.

Devitt said that there are plans to open a second noodle concept KOYA bar in London.

KOYA at 49 Frith Street will close on May 31st.