Nigiri at Saru Sushi, Ijji co-owner Billy Kong’s restaurant in Noe Valley. Yelp photo by Grace C.
Divisadero Corridor keeps on crack-a-lackin’. The team opening Kinjo on Polk also have a project coming to the Divisadero Corridor, and we finally received a few details from them. It’s going to be called ~IJJI~ and will be a traditional nigiri sushi place, with a few small side dishes. There are only 16 seats, with 8 at the counter and 8 table seats. It will be dinner only, potentially open six nights a week.
The owners include the chef-owner of Saru in Noe Valley, Billy Kong, and the chef-owner of Seiya in San Carlos, Kuo Hwa Chuang, and Amanda Tsung. The name means perseverance, persistence, or dedication, which is what you need to open a restaurant in this town. Look for an opening the last week of January, just next door to the upcoming Indian Paradox (at 258). 252 Divisadero St. at Haight.