Japanese bistro opening in El Dorado Hills - Updated with Video
Dec 16 2013 - Aji Japanese Bistro opens Monday in the El Dorado Hills Town Center. The restaurant will feature traditional and contemporary Japanese cuisine.
Its executive chef, Russell Okubo, spent three years working for the Fat family, known for the Frank Fat’s downtown Sacramento location in addition to other restaurants.
In a news release, Okubo said the El Dorado Hills bistro will respect traditional Japanese dishes, but also will “have fun with the more Westernized street food that we see emerging in Tokyo.” ...
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Aji Bistro offers a fresh look at Japanese food, both contemporary and traditional. The cuisine of Aji directly mirrors the cuisine of Japan as a whole; featuring food that is both classic Japanese along with cuisine that is influenced from the west.
Aji features, most importantly, fresh seafood and fish along with locally sourced and seasonal produce and ingredients used in our ever-changing menus.
Service will be friendly, comfortable and understated with a focus on connecting with our guests and our community.
The collaborative team behind the concept includes Russell Okubo and Nick Dedier. Russell is the former corporate chef for the Fat family, a pillar in the Sacramento restaurant community. Nick has held leadership rolls throughout the country including tenure with Daniel Boulud and Thomas Keller. The two hospitality professionals are Sacramento natives and hope to enrich and expand the blossoming Sacramento food culture with a much different take on Japanese than the traditional "sushi-centric" restaurants.
The restaurant concept has been years in the making but together, with a rare depth of experience, in concert with the El Dorado Hills Town Center the duo will finally launch their first restaurant.
|Price Range||$$ (10-30)|
Good For Groups
Good For Kids
|Culinary Team||Russell Okubo|
|General Manager||Nick Dedier|
Updated from 2013-12-16