Restaurants

Kobe Bonsai restaurant closed for good in Sterling

The space is already listed as available for lease.

Another restaurant closure to report. Kobe Bonsai, a longtime Sterling Japanese steakhouse and sushi bar, has closed its doors for good. The closure was originally believed to be temporary — fallout from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. But that temporary closure is now permanent.

We’re told the signs have already been removed from the facade at the restaurant’s location in the Countryside Marketplace shopping center, and the landlord has the space listed as available for lease.

Despite this news, the pace of restaurant closures in Loudoun County appears to have slowed in comparison to 2020. There’s been an uptick in new openings or announcements of new restaurants, and we are hearing from commercial real estate brokers that business is picking up.

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  1. richard 2 years ago
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    Saw on April 22nd that there is a new Japanese Hibachi restaurant ( name and opening date not disclosed) in the Leesburg Pike location where ALDI, CHIPOLTi and Jersey Mikes is located. Don’t recall who was the prior occupant of the property. Wonder if this is the re-incarnation of the KOBI BONSAI Steak and Sushi Bar in Countryside that closed in March 2021. Do you have any more info on the new restaurant?

  2. richard 2 years ago
    Reply

    Saw on April 22nd that there is a new Japanese Hibachi restaurant ( name and opening date not disclosed) in the Leesburg Pike location where ALDI, CHIPOLTi and Jersey Mikes is located. Don’t recall who was the prior occupant of the property. Wonder if this is the re-incarnation of the KOBI BONSAI Steak and Sushi Bar in Countryside that closed in March 2021. Do you have any more info on the new restaurant?

  3. richard 2 years ago
    Reply

    Saw on April 22nd that there is a new Japanese Hibachi restaurant ( name and opening date not disclosed) in the Leesburg Pike location where ALDI, CHIPOLTi and Jersey Mikes is located. Don’t recall who was the prior occupant of the property. Wonder if this is the re-incarnation of the KOBI BONSAI Steak and Sushi Bar in Countryside that closed in March 2021. Do you have any more info on the new restaurant?

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