It seems a “plumbing issue” has closed Guy Fieri restaurant, Tex Wasabi’s “until further notice”.
A sign appeared on the Fourth St. restaurant Monday, stating that the celebrity chef’s rock and roll sushi barbecue joint would be undergoing a construction phase for a “short time” and closed “until further notice.”
Looking inside, the furniture has been removed, and floors are covered with paper.
Reps say, “The restaurant is closed temporarily for repairs and will reopen as soon as possible.” An employee who answered the phone at the Santa Rosa restaurant stated that there was a “plumbing issue” that needed to be resolved.
This isn’t the first time faulty plumbing has closed Tex Wasabi’s. In 2009, a ruptured sewer pipe caused severe water damage, resulting in a 19 month closure. As crews began renovations on the old building, more damage surfaced and more repairs were needed, said reps.
A Tex Wasabi’s restaurant in Sacramento closed in 2013 (the only other Tex Wasabi’s), as well as a Johnny Garlic’s restaurant. Guy Fieri operates two Johnny Garlic’s restaurants in Sonoma County, as well as restaurants in New York City, Baltimore, Atlantic City and Las Vegas.