KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A popular Japanese steakhouse in Old Westport has closed its door for good.
Gojo Japanese Steak House made the announcement Thursday on the restaurant’s Facebook page.
“With very heavy hearts, we are sad to announce the permanent closure of Gojo Japanese Steakhouse,” the post read, in part. “The impacts of COVID-19 brought us to the conclusion that it’s just too difficult for us to keep our restaurant doors open.”
Gojo, which is located at 4163 Broadway Blvd. in Kansas City, Missouri, has been open for four decades.
“We wanted to take the time to thank you all for your patience and understanding,” the post on Facebook said. “Our 40-year legacy starts and ends with our customers. We are so grateful for your continued support and loyalty for the last 4 decades and hopefully for several more to come. While we are sad that we can no longer serve you meals, we are honored to have celebrated your birthdays, proms, anniversaries, promotions and more.”
Gojo will continue to sell its sauces — including its famous yellow sauce, teriyaki and miso ginger dressing — bottled for home use. Those sauces should begin popping up soon in local grocery stores.
“We hope our legacy will continue on in your home through our sauces as you continue to celebrate one another through a good meal and great experiences,” Gojo said on Facebook.
Additional information will be posted on the restaurant's Facebook page in the coming weeks.