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New restaurant opening in the former Pomodoros Cafe to bring high-end sushi, ramen

On Sept. 18, Pomodoros Café served its remaining consumers sooner than homeowners Tommy and Michelle Tsiros completely closed the eating place.

In November, new tenant and restaurateur Putra Negara will start the method of turning the previous Greek and Italian eatery right into a high-end sushi and ramen bar.

Murasaki will be offering contemporary sushi rolls and ramen at 75 Lengthy Shoals Street in South Asheville.

As soon as renovations are entire, the eating room will function a 12-foot sushi bar within the middle, rather than Pomodoros Café’s bar. Wallpaper and signage will likely be up to date and different beauty adjustments to the décor. A water fountain is deliberate for the lawn.

Murasaki is aiming to open the eating place in December, in time for the vacations.

“It may be a brand new enjoy on your sushi project,” Negara stated.  

The menu will be offering all kinds of high quality fish no longer readily discovered within the house, he stated. At Murasaki, visitors could have get right of entry to to distinctiveness fish, meat and components comparable to King Snapper, sea urchin, bluefin tuna and Wagyu red meat.

Eating places continuously steer clear of a majority of these fish as a result of upper prices, he stated. At Murasaki, there could be a few bucks distinction, relying at the components. The most costly entrée most likely will price about $26 for sushi rolls with entrees round $15-16, he stated. The menu will function a wide array of sushi rolls with costs starting from about $13-15.

Ramen picks will come with beef stomach, seafood, rooster karaage and shoyu.

The sushi bar will permit visitors to keep up a correspondence with the chef for customized orders.

“You inform the chef how you need your rolls,” Negara stated. “That’s the advantage of you probably have a chef in entrance of you. You’ll be able to ask for what you need on your rolls.”

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As soon as open and operating easily, Murasaki will start providing omakase-style of carrier by which diners believe the cooks. Visitors make reservations for the fish or seafood specials and depart it as much as the chef how it’s ready.

Negara is the landlord of 3 different eating places: Osaka in Cherokee; Saki Sushi (News Intelligencer: Food Section) and Hibachi in Spartanburg, South Carolina; and the newly opened Fuji Steakhouse in Johnson Town, Tennessee.

Hiring for Murasaki will start in November.

Observe the Citizen Instances for updates at the opening of Murasaki.

Tiana Kennell is the meals and eating reporter for the Asheville Citizen Instances, a part of the US Nowadays Community. E-mail her at [email protected] or practice her on Twitter/Instagram @PrincessOfPage.