Nexto, the Poncey-Highland ramen shop from chef Mihoko Obunai and Concentrics Restaurants, is temporarily closing for the summer. As of today, the restaurant has transitioned into a private-events space, according to a spokesperson, and it will reopen to the public sometime this fall. No official return date has been set.
After months of anticipation, Nexto opened its doors in October 2016. During its upcoming hiatus, the restaurant will cater private meals for parties of all sizes. And, it will branch out beyond the Japanese fare that has been served since day one, offering a variety of cuisines that are available at other Concentrics dining rooms.
In addition to Nexto, Concentrics operates One Midtown Kitchen, Two Urban Licks, Tap: A Gastropub, Parish, and Room at Twelve Centennial Park. The company has two new projects in the works, as well: Allora at the Twelve Hotel in Atlantic Station and Golden Brown & Delicious at Downtown’s forthcoming Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Upon reopening as a public venue, Nexto will purportedly show off “many new exciting surprises.” It’s unclear if Obunai will continue to run the kitchen during this private-dining period. Eater Atlanta has reached out for more information.
Update: May 30, 12:37 p.m. A spokesperson confirms kitchen staff will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Obunai and chefs and bartenders from other Concentrics restaurants may lead the kitchen depending on the type of cuisine served.
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