A sushi bar in Edmonton’s downtown core has received the go-ahead from the city.
The sushi bar, sushi time , has been approved by the City of Edmonton for use in the area.
Sushi time is a joint venture between the Calgary-based Sushi Time franchisee and The Japan Food & Wine Association.
It’s a Japanese restaurant with a sushi menu that is designed to be affordable, but with high quality and a good amount of service.
It opened its doors in September in the old W.A.S.T. Plaza at 975 Main Street in downtown Edmonton.
The new location will be a joint effort between Sushi time and the Alberta Restaurant Association.
Seth Williams, Sushi times general manager, says the restaurant is an Edmonton institution.
“It’s not the first sushi bar we’ve opened, but it’s the first one we’ve partnered with a Japanese company,” he said.
The restaurant will feature two restaurants and will be open seven days a week.
It will be located at the corner of Main Street and Alberta Avenue S., just off the intersection of Main and Alberta Streets.
Williams says the new location is being constructed to offer a welcoming environment and provide a good service to Edmontonians.
Sashi, the owner of Sushi bar, says he is thrilled to be opening a sushi bar.
“The sushi culture in the city has been growing for a number of years, so it’s exciting to see this take off here in Edmonton,” he says.
The new location has been chosen for the city because it’s a relatively affordable sushi bar with a low profile and a great amount of customer service, Williams said.