The new location will be the second for the downtown Sarasota restaurant.
A popular downtown Sarasota restaurant for sushi and other Asian cuisine plans to open a second location, this one in Manatee County.
Tsunami Sushi & Hibachi Grill is set to open at 11627 E. State Road 70 in The Green at Lakewood Ranch shopping center, which also houses Winn-Dixie, LA Fitness and multiple other restaurants. Tsunami co-owner and operations manager Jeffrey Karasawa said plans are to open the location later this fall.
The space was initially slated to be a Lakewood Ranch location for Irish 31, the Tampa-based restaurant and pub concept that opened a Sarasota location in 2019. Irish 31 owner Jay Mize said they pushed pause on opening any future corporate locations when the pandemic hit, now putting the finishing touches on a franchise program rollout.