Sushi Itto grand opening …?
Sushi Itto is getting closer to serving up sushi and Japanese cuisine in downtown Rochester. Teresa McCormack put up this banner amid heavy winds Friday night.
It sounds like the grand opening is slated for April 1 (April Fools!). A soft opening is not scheduled yet, but it should happen a few days before the grand opening bash.
Here's some from a story I have in today's business section:
It might be served raw, but Alex Schwartzman believes sushi will heat up downtown Rochester.
When Schwartzman decided to open a restaurant in Rochester, he looked for an underserved niche.
“I did my homework,” he said standing in the red and black restaurant with textures. “And there just wasn’t sushi.”
So he decided to open a Sushi Itto Japanese cuisine restaurant in downtown Rochester.
The doors will open at 318 S. Broadway for a grand opening at noon on April 1 with a “soft opening” happening a few days before, he said.
How will they help make Midwesterners who might be not be quite ready for sushi or the idea of eating raw fish feel comfortable?
“First, we are serving Japanese cuisine with many, many other things beside sushi," says Operations Manager Nick Eklund. “We have something for almost everybody.”
That means salads, soups, tempura (deep-fried) dishes and lots of varieties of rice offerings.
And expect full bar offerings served from behind a dark, shiny counter with funky, red-and-black lights above. The decor with many textures like exposed brick walls, wood decorations and stylish light fixtures reflects sushi’s mix of traditional and modern flavors and textures.