Cult favorite Nakama
, a Japanese yakiniku grill that only opened this year but has developed a strong following for its dry-aged meat, is closing, moving, expanding and re-opening, all in the next two months. Landlord licensing issues mean the original 24-seat location will close in about two weeks. But they are already on the case. Designer about town (he recently did this
) Max Trullas
is at work on the next location, across the street from the Capella Hotel
on Jianguo Lu. It will be called High Yaki
, and prices will come down to about 500rmb per person as the number of seats doubles to more than 50. Expect it to open before the end of the year.