eShin Noodle Bar in Stony Brook Suddenly Closes Doors – New Japanese Restaurant Concept Coming From Owners This Fall

Without warning, eShin Noodle Bar in Stony Brook has shut down. A sign on the door thanked patrons for their support and said that the “intimate space just didn’t work out for the scale of operation required.”

eShin was located in the Stony Brook Square shopping center on Route 25A in Stony Brook.

Next door at Súp Vietnamese Phở & Grill, an employee said that eShin was a sister location to the Vietnamese restaurant. He also said that the owners will reopen in the same spot with a new concept at the earliest in September.

According to the employee, the new restaurant will be a Japanese omakase restaurant. describes omakase as a Japanese term that means, “I will leave it to you.”

“It’s about putting your trust in the chef, and it’s based on the concept of omotenashi — the kind of hospitality where your host reads your mind and anticipates your every need,” the website says.

Basically used to describe a type of sushi restaurant, omakase style is similar to a tasting menu where the chef will decide what to serve and adjust the offerings based on your reaction.

The employee at Súp conferred with a manager in the restaurant but the new concept could not be confirmed with the owners. An email was sent to an account listed on the door of the restaurant but there was no response by the time this article was published. 

One thing is for sure, the new spot will not be serving ramen, according to the employee.

The news was a shock for many fans of the noodle spot. The website and social media including Facebook and Instagram for eShin are all defunct.

The note on the door said that eShin gift cards will be honored by Súp by converting them into a Sup gift card with a $10 bonus or a refund would be arranged.

This is an evolving story and we will continue to update it as new information becomes available.

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