Katsu Burger
Tastes like sadness. Photo via Katsu Burger's Facebook page.

Seattle's burger lovers are experiencing some deep-fried sadness this morning following an announcement from chef/owner Hajime Sato that Katsu Burger has officially closed its doors.

"We have been fortunate to employ some fantastic people, but not as many as needed to maintain a consistent quality of food and service. If we cannot guarantee you a great experience, the honorable thing to do is to step down," read an announcement on the Georgetown restaurant's Facebook page.

Katsu Burger had been open since 2011. Their panko-crusted burgers were served with Japanese-inflected toppings like tonkatsu sauce, wasabi, and miso (with names like Godzilla Attack and Ninja Deluxe, naturally), alongside green tea milkshakes and dorayaki.

Sayonara, Katsu Burger. You will be missed.

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