VIP Asian Cuisine closes after 6-year run
Another Madison restaurant has bitten the dust with the news that VIP Asian Cuisine has apparently closed after operating for six years on Odana Road.
The restaurant, which featured Japanese and Chinese food, now has a disconnected phone and a sign on the door that reads “Closed Permanently,” according to an article in the Wisconsin State Journal.
It wasn’t for lack of investment in the décor. The original owners, Cheng Zheng and Joe Zheng, remodeling the space to create an upscale atmosphere, but the location might have been doomed from the start. The building, located in the 6700 block of Odana Road, had been the site of troubled restaurant operations with repeated fights and even gunfire.
The Zhengs, who were not related, sold the restaurant a few years ago.