Japadog closes New York location

Dec 19 2017, 9:53 am

Japadog’s American dream is dead, at least for now. The Vancouver-based Japanese hot dog restaurant and food cart chain opened its first U.S. outlet at 30 St. Mark’s Place in January 2012.


The restaurant in the East Village was reportedly an early success, but it closed on the evening of February 28. The signage to the restaurant has already been removed:


Japadog New York
Image: Real Estate News NYC


Japadog New York
Image: Real Estate News NYC

The space it occupied has also been listed on Craigslist.


***Exclusive Listing by Exit Realty Landmark***
Newly renovated restaurant with full basement. Vented both on the grand floor and basement. 9 ft ceiling. 
No Key Money.
W & B in place 
New 10 Yr Lease available.
1500 sqft, same basement
Wide Front approx 20 ft
3 seasons of outdoor seating

St. Marks Place, located at heart of East Village. Amazing foot traffic.

According to comments on East Village Grieve, Japadog’s New York expansion fate was sealed due to the arrival of Papaya King, which is a cheaper yet equally delicious option for those looking for gourmet hot dogs in the neighbourhood.

There is no word yet if the company plans on relocating to another spot in New York.

Meanwhile in Vancouver, the Japadog restaurant on Robson Street is still doing great, with lineups leading out the door during peak hours. Japadog has also expanded its menu for some of its food cart locations after the recent purchase of new, larger food cart vehicles.

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Image/Source: EV Grieve  Japadog New York

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