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Tysons sushi restaurant, Kusshi Ko, closes temporarily

The sushi restaurant Kusshi Ko opened at Pike 7 Plaza in December 2022 (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

If you stopped by Kusshi Ko in Tysons for lunch today and found the doors locked, don’t be alarmed.

The sushi restaurant announced this week that it has temporarily closed, but co-owner Tony Chow says a reopening can be expected shortly, attributing the closure to the need to obtain another permit.

“WE WILL BE BACK VERY SOON!” Kusshi Ko said in the Instagram post. “Sorry for any inconvenience and THANK YOU all for your ⁠support and patience!!!”

Chow said the restaurant otherwise had no comment on the closure.

The scaled-down spinoff of Kusshi, a Bethesda-based sushi restaurant that also has locations in Arlington and Silver Spring, opened at 8365 Leesburg Pike in Pike 7 Plaza in early December.

In addition to sushi, Kusshi Ko serves ramen, donburi or curry bowls and other Japanese dishes.

Retailers expected to open at Pike 7 Plaza this year include Dave’s Hot Chicken and the grocery store Lidl. The shopping center is also working to obtain permits so it can begin construction on a standalone Shake Shack.