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Brendan Sodikoff Pulls Plug On River North Japanese Restaurant

Radio Anago is done after a year

Radio Anago is closed.
Radio Anago [Official Photo]
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Brendan Sodikoff’s Radio Anago is officially off the air as the restaurant has closed after about a year in River North. The Japanese restaurant received mixed reviews and Sodikoff, the founder of Hogsalt Hospitality admitted that “it didn’t work.” The restaurant closed earlier this week at 226 W. Kinzie Street.

Hogsalt will hold onto the space and open a new restaurant. It will take at least four weeks. Sodikoff said it will likely remain Japanese and he’ll add more hot items so it won’t just be sushi.

“We’re working through it right now, I don’t want to say anything quite yet,” he said.

Radio Anago didn’t click for all critics. Chicago gave the restaurant zero stars, while critic Michael Nagrant wrote it was inconsistent. He went further in Eater Chicago’s year-end survey calling the gold-leafed fried chicken his biggest grievance of the year. The Reader’s review may have been the most positive.

Sodikoff said he’ll have more information on the new restaurant soon. He’s also working on a West Loop project and one on Goose Island. Hogsalt’s restaurants include Green Street Smoked Meats, High Five Ramen, and Au Cheval.

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226 West Kinzie Street, , IL 60654 (312) 796-3316 Visit Website

Radio Anago

226 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654 Visit Website

Radio Anago

226 W Kinzie Street, Chicago, IL 60654 Visit Website