Archive for Sunday, March 21, 2010

Restaurant accused of serving whale closes

March 21, 2010


— A Santa Monica sushi restaurant accused of serving illegal and endangered whale meat is closing its doors.

A statement posted on the restaurant’s Web site,, says it’s voluntarily closing its doors on Saturday. A sushi chef at the high-end restaurant allegedly was caught serving whale meat.

Typhoon Restaurant Inc., the parent company of The Hump, and the chef were each charged with illegally selling an endangered species product, a misdemeanor.

Gary S. Lincenberg, an attorney for Typhoon, has said the restaurant accepted responsibility for the wrongdoing.


RoeDapple 8 years, 3 months ago

All of this would have gone unnoticed if the sharks and barracudas had not been forced to wait in the lobby while the whales were served ahead of them. It is rumored the squid were petitioning for more leg room while the swordfish said it was no skin off their nose. The giant clams remained unmoved by it all but the krill seemed relieved. No comment from the shrimp.

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