The new ICHI space. Photo courtesy Erin Archuleta.
Exciting news for fans of the delicious ~ICHI SUSHI~: owners Tim and Erin Archuleta are going to be expanding with a second project practically across the street from ICHI in Bernal. They are finalizing a lease to take over the former Inti Market space (in between Al’s Good Food and D/J Market), which is twice the size of their current location. The new space will host a full sushi bar, raw bar, kitchen, and cocktails. They will continue to serve sushi with sashimi and nigiri as the focus, expand the list of hot dishes, and for beverage options, they’ll expand their sake and beer lists and start offering cocktails. They will also have the capacity to host larger parties—woo hoo!
Thomas Pippin of Lifebox Studios is the architect, and they are targeting a spring 2013 opening—for now, it’s just a raw space that they get to design from scratch. 3282 Mission St. at 29th St.
Once it opens, the original ICHI space (at 3369 Mission St. at Godeus) will become ICHI Omakase, focusing exclusively on sushi counter service and chef’s choice meals at its 22 prized seats.
One last thing to note: starting November 12th, ICHI is going to put lunch service on hold for a while while they focus on the new project. Exciting (and busy) times for the Archuletas!