Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Arami To Open Second Location in River North
Ukrainian Village's Arami interior photo via metromix.com.
If you know sushi in Chicago, then you know Ukrainian Village's Arami is a serious power player.
It's garnered all types of accolades with industry insiders and the media, so it wasn't a surprise when an Ultimate Insider told 312DD the partners were planning a second location in River North.
Construction starts in a couple of weeks for the venue, which is located just steps away from The Shops at North Bridge (which contains Nordstrom), and it's expected to be completed by early summer. My source said they will serve lunch only in the beginning, and if things go well, there may be plans for a third location . . .
UPDATE: Dish has more info:
"The brains and knives behind Ukrainian Village’s sushi haven Arami plan to open Arami Go! (203 E. Ohio St.; no phone yet) in August. To combat the cold rice and soggy nori in grocery-store sushi, Arami Go! will sell bento boxes with the ingredients separated, and then customers will roll their own. Seaweed salad, mizuna salad, edamame, and soups complete the $8 to $12 lunches."