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VIP Asian Cuisine closes after almost 6 years

VIP Asian Cuisine closes after almost 6 years

VIP Asian Cuisine dining area (copy)

The sushi bar and dining area at VIP Asian Cuisine was like a touch of Las Vegas in Madison.

The lavish VIP Asian Cuisine, which served Japanese and Chinese food on Madison's West Side, has closed after almost six years.

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The location, on the 6700 block of Odana Road, saw a lot of turnover between when Mandarin Palace left in the mid-90s and VIP opened. The spot had hosted at least four troubled restaurants and night clubs that were prone to fights, even gunfire. Some were forced to shut down by the city.

VIP's phone number has been disconnected and a sign on the door says "CLOSED PERMANENTLY."

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Cheng Zheng and Joe Zheng, who are unrelated, put a lot of money into remodeling the space, creating an elegant, relaxing room with lots of colored light that would be right at home in Las Vegas.

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Former manager Fiona Zheng, unrelated to the other Zhengs, didn't know why the restaurant closed. She said the men sold the restaurant a few years ago, and she didn't know how to reach the most recent owners.

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