PORT CLINTON, Ohio — After 15 years of serving up sushi and entertainment at the hibachi tables, Nagoya Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi in Port Clinton will close at the end of the month.
The restaurant owners, Mel and Barb Ayers, explained the decision in a Facebook post.
“While it was a very difficult personal decision to close Nagoya Port Clinton after so many years, we know that our new concept, The Que will help us remain fresh and competitive in the industry,” the Ayers said.
The pair is planning to renovate the building and open a southern BBQ-inspired restaurant, “The Que,” in the spring.
“The Que will feature a fresh kitchen with all homemade menu options. From smoked brisket and ribs to mac n’ cheese and fried okra, The Que will serve up Southern BBQ in a relaxed casual atmosphere that welcomes families, friends, Sunday game watchers and date night memory makers,” the Ayers said.
Nagoya Perrysburg in Levis Commons will remain open. Gift cards purchased at the Port Clinton location will always be accepted at the Perrysburg location.
“We are so very grateful to everyone who has supported us at Nagoya over the years as well as all of our incredible staff. We are excited to bring The Que to you this spring,” the Ayers said.