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Covid Scotland: Japanese restaurant in Edinburgh closes after staff member tests positive


An Edinburgh restaurant specializing in Japanese cuisine has closed after a staff member contracted Covid-19.

Harajuku Kitchen announced the closure of its Gillespie Pl restaurant today (August 3) until Tuesday August 10 to allow the restaurant to have a deep cleaning. The St James Quarter site will be open as usual from tomorrow.

The team is currently in the process of contacting customers to reorganize their reservations.

In a statement, Harajuku Kitchen said, “Unfortunately, we are closing as of today because a member of our team has tested positive for Covid.

“We are performing all necessary procedures including a thorough cleaning of the restaurant and plan to reopen the restaurant on Tuesday (August 10).”


They added, “We are in the process of contacting all upcoming bookings to reorganize their reservations. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

“Fortunately, we are able to offer take-out while the restaurant is closed, as Kaori and another member of the team who has not been to the restaurant recently will be able to fulfill take-out orders.

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“We will operate the takeaway in the evening and the delivery Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 5 pm.

“In addition, our St James Quarter site will be open as usual from tomorrow.

“As always, we thank you for your continued support and look forward to welcoming you back soon.”


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