Umi Sushi From Fuyuhiko Ito [Coming Soon]

Posted by Foodie Buddha on February 19, 2013


It’s been a few months since Fuyuhiko Ito‘s plans to open a Buckhead sushi bar started to leak out.  Now, it appears things are finally starting to come together.  The restaurant has been branded Umi, which is the phonetic equivalent of the Japanese word for sea.  Seems appropriate.  The restaurant just launched a facebook page and it’s replete with construction images.  The restaurant is located at 3050 Peachtree Road in Two Buckhead Plaza, which is right in the midst of Chops/Lobster Bar and the St. Regis (amongst other tenants).

It’s one of the restaurants I’m most anxious to see open.  Both Ito-san and his wife Lisa previously worked at the now defunct MF Sushi Bar.  Ito was one of the chefs while Lisa deftly executed the restaurant’s excellent Japanese desserts.  She also showed off her skills as head of service in the fancy pants Omakase room at MF.

While the restaurant hasn’t officially said what the opening date is, they are shooting for March 1, 2013.  My peeps tell me that date is more or less in play.  If there are delays, it might be a result of licensing and such as opposed to construction stalls.

Nava Closing In Buckhead, Ford Fry The Likely Replacement + Some Not So Little Sushi News 5

Posted by Foodie Buddha on June 12, 2012

nava interior

Factoid: Nava, the longstanding “Southwestern” eatery from the Buckhead Life Restaurant Group, is headed for the land of restaurants past.  While I don’t think anyone from BLRG has officially gone on record, this has been rumored and considered by many people over the past months and years.  The rumors are dead because this is now a fact.  Nava is closing in August despite (or perhaps b/c of) the revitalization that’s happening in Buckhead.  Because of that revitalization, Nava’s demise is not the only part to this story.

You see, one might argue that the intersection of Peachtree and East/West Paces Ferry is in fact the epicenter of Atlanta’s ritziest zip code. 3060 Peachtree Rd (the building that houses Nava) has kind of gotten the “Up” treatment in recent years; so you know someone was going to jump at the opportunity to move in.  As it just so happens, it appears that someone is right outside the neighborhood gates.

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