Sad news for fans of cheap eats around NYU: Dojo, the venerable West 4th Street eatery, will be shutting up shop soon. According to Vanishing NY, rising rents will force the cheap and healthy eatery to close sometime this summer and “reopen as something entirely different.”
Dojo, described once by this blogger’s waiter as “a sort of Japanese diner,” has been serving healthy, fresh foods at reasonable prices since 1991. Their location at Mercer and West 4th Streets has made them a favorite among NYU students for as long as most of us have been alive.
No hard date is set for Dojo’s closing, and a bartender yesterday told us that “Nothing is finalized, yet.” But Vanishing NY says they’ll be gone this summer, so best go take advantage of their cheap eats while you can. Seriously, their food is absurdly cheap: $6.95 for an enormous plate of nachos, $7.25 for a soy burger and salad and Japanese favorites like ramen and tempura.