Openings and Closings

Sushi Blues Café and Blue Monk Lounge in Hollywood Closes Its Doors

Husband-and-wife restaurateurs Kenny Millions and Junko Maslak say sayonara to Hollywood institution Sushi Blues Café and Blue Monk Lounge. Beginning in 1989, the popular café and lounge served Japanese cuisine and soulful doses of live jazz and blues. Just a few years after the initial opening, Sushi Blues relocated from its original spot in Young Circle to Harrison Street due to a booming business.

Yet, a few weeks ago, a sign on the door read...

that the eatery was "closed for emergency repairs," which was more recently replaced with "For Lease" signage. With a tough economy likely to blame, even mainstays like Sushi Blues struggle to stay afloat. 

Maslak oversaw the kitchen and sushi bar while Millions brought the funk with unique sounds of punk-jazz fusion. Check out an example with Millions' Detroit MoFuck in Russia.


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Farewell, Sushi Blues Café. We hope this isn't the last we hear of Maslak and Millions' business ventures.


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