Sushi Jet Asian Cuisine is set to open a 5,200 square foot dining experience on South Park Street this fall. The new restaurant concept will be located in Curve.
Sushi Jet will bring an elevated culinary experience of authentic Thai, Chinese, and Japanese flavours to the new restaurant. From traditional maki sushi to high end omakase, there will be an offering for every palette.
Mindong (James) Chen, principal owner and executive chef, has over two decades of culinary experience and restaurant ownership. Chen has successfully opened restaurants across Canada under the Sushi Jet and Sushi Gen banners, this venture will be their first more expansive dining concept.
“We are excited for the larger space and the enhanced experience that this location will provide. Our guests will be able to safely dine in an inviting atmosphere, and we will continue to fulfill the take-out operations that has expanded in the past year,” said Chen.
Jim Spatz, Executive Chairman for Southwest Properties highlighted the importance of resident amenities within the development. “We planned for a restaurant in this location to complement and enhance the overall living experience for residents of Curve and Pavilion.” He added that the interior vision for the space has a modern, urban feel and their offering from traditional dim sum to Asian fusion is a perfect fit for South Park.
“The restaurant’s seasonal outdoor patio within the mews between the two buildings will really activate the area,” said Colin Beiswanger, Commercial Leasing Manager for Southwest Properties who secured the restaurant partner for the development. “With the year-round popularity of the Public Gardens and the new YMCA facility, the patio will really add to the vibrancy of the streetscape along South Park Street.”
Sushi Jet Asian Cuisine will complement the current retail mix that includes Tsujiri Café, the Highlander Spa and Lounge, and CUA. Two prime spaces remain within the development.
Construction is slated to begin in the coming weeks for a fall 2021 opening.