Openings

A major sushi chain from Japan comes to Bellevue and 23 other restaurant openings around the Greater Seattle area

Kura Revolving Sushi Bar, which boasts 480 branches in Japan, lands in Bellevue in Wilburton Village. More than 50 different kinds of sushi ($2.95 each plate) and other bites make the rounds on the sushi belt. You can also order from the tablet and then watch your tonkotsu ramen and hand rolls ride the “express” conveyor belt. Kids get a thrill out of seeing food on the autobahn belt whizzing by the slowpokes on the regular sushi belt. The seared salmon with Japanese mayo and the “real crab California roll” are among the crowd favorites. Bellevue is Kura

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New Miami Restaurant Openings Include Balloo Walllah, El Turco, and Huacachina at the Oasis

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It’s not quite summer, but things are continuing to heat up on Miami’s growing dining scene.

The first week of June delivered a number of new restaurant openings, including a new cocktail bar at the Oasis in Wynwood and Ch’i at Brickell City Centre.

Know of any openings that aren’t on our list? Email [email protected]

Chef Timon Balloo brings Indian-inspired comfort food to Miami with his delivery-only restaurant, Balloo Wallah.

Chef Timon Balloo brings Indian-inspired comfort food to Miami with his delivery-only restaurant, Balloo Wallah.

Photo courtesy of Balloo Wallah

Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill

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Restaurant Openings in San Francisco You Need to Know About

Believe it or not, new restaurants are still opening.

Jaranita

Jaranita | Photo by Hockeystick Media, courtesy of Jaranita

Jaranita | Photo by Hockeystick Media, courtesy of Jaranita

The last 14 months have been pretty brutal for the restaurant industry. For what felt like eons, it was just temporary closings and reopenings (and repeat), shutterings, and an overwhelming feeling of unrelenting angst. Now, though that feeling of angst is still very much there, it’s accompanied by a sense of hope. After all, if chefs and restaurateurs still believe enough in SF’s dining scene to open new food trucks and bistros and

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Explore the latest restaurant openings, including sushi pop-up Ken in San Francisco

Chef Chi Hang Ngai, also known as Chef Ken, is finally opening up his own proper restaurant in San Francisco.

Ngai has worked at Sushi Ran in Sausalito for 10 years and more recently spent five years at Kusakabe, both jobs under chef Mitsunori Kusakabe, before striking out on his own with his new restaurant, Ken, on Divisadero.

It hasn’t been a straight route to opening, however. 

“Right after I told my chef that I decided to open my restaurant, [it was] not even a week and then the city, everything just shut down,” Ngai said of his decision to

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