Temple restaurant to close

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April 14, 2008 // UPDATED 1:14 pm - April 21, 2008
By: Dylan Thomas
Dylan Thomas

It made headlines in March when it debuted naked sushi in Minneapolis, but apparently that was not enough to keep the doors open at Temple.

Temple Restaurant and The Shinto Lounge, 1201 Harmon Place, soon will close for good, owner Thom Pham announced in a mass email Saturday to media and customers. Pham said he was closing the Downtown French-Asian fusion restaurant after about 18 months to focus his energies on Azia Restaurant, the restaurateur’s Whittier flagship, and Thanh Do Restaurant in St. Louis Park.

An employee at Azia Restaurant said Pham was not immediately available for comment Monday.