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Toki Underground Is Closed Tonight After Staff Member Dies [UPDATED]

Popular H Street ramen house Toki Underground will be closed tonight following the death of one of its staff members. The restaurant just made the announcement via Twitter. Chef-owner Erik Bruner-Yang declined to identify the staffer or make any further comment. Y&H extends his condolences to the Toki crew on their tragic loss.

UPDATE, 4:15 p.m.: Dining Bisnow is reporting that the Vietnamese pop-up scheduled for this coming Thursday through Saturday at Montserrat House, featuring the cooking of Toki chef Thang Le, has also been cancelled.

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