Restaurant Nisei is Going Brick-and-Mortar

Chef David Yoshimura is taking his bento-box operation to new digs, and switching up the menu.
Restaurant Nisei is Going Brick-and-Mortar
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According to Eater, former Californios chef de cuisine David Yoshimura will debut his newest project, Restaurant Nisei, in the space that was once La Folie. 

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The restaurant is expected to open late summer at 2316 Polk Street in Russian Hill, and will offer a tasting menu reflective of the second-generation Japanese-American experience. “There’s a culture of Japanese-Americans in California,” Yoshimura told Eater, “this kind of weird cuisine that’s not found in Japan and is totally unique to us.”

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Yoshimura has been running Restaurant Nisei as a take-out only operation, serving bento boxes out of the Mister Jiu’s Ho Ho general store in Chinatown. But in just a few short months, you should be able to book a table at the “zen-style” restaurant, which Yoshimura is redesigning to feature a dining room, lounge area, and parklet. 

Yoshimura has created a Kickstarter campaign to fund the restaurant’s redesign, and you can track their progress on Instagram.

Sydney Rende

Sydney Rende

Sydney Rende is a freelance writer and soon-to-be graduate of Syracuse University’s MFA program in Creative Writing. Her work has been published in The New York Times Style Magazine, The Michigan Quarterly Review, The New Ohio Review online, and Carve Magazine. She lives in Southern California, where she’s completing her first short story collection and desperately trying to conform to surf culture.
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