LOGAN SQUARE — A new sushi restaurant has moved into the former Hachi’s Kitchen spot just south of Logan Boulevard on California Avenue.
Inoko Sushi is now open at 2521 N. California Ave., serving a wide array of hot and cold appetizers, sushi rolls and teriyaki entrees.
It’s the second restaurant for owner/operator Coco Yu who runs Chop Suey City, a Chinese carryout restaurant in Brighton Park.
Yu, who has lived in Chicago for about 15 years, is originally from a small town outside of Hong Kong, but has long dreamt of opening her own Japanese restaurant.
“I really like sushi, so I wanted to open up my own place. … I can eat sushi free everyday,” Yu said with a smile.
The head sushi chef at Inoko Sushi is Yu’s husband’s cousin, who learned how to make sushi at a high-end restaurant in New York City, according to Yu.
Menu-wise, Yu recommends the sashimi, adding she gets fresh fish delivered every day courtesy of supplier True World Foods.
Hachi’s Kitchen closed this past winter after nearly 14 years of business. Owner James Bee, who also owns Sai Cafe in Lincoln Park, closed the restaurant to take care of sick family members.
Inoko Sushi is open noon – 10 p.m. Monday – Thursday, noon – 11 p..m. Fridays and Saturdays and noon – 10 p.m. Sundays.