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Jan 11, 2011 1 min read

New Fast-Casual Concept Opening Downtown

New Fast-Casual Concept Opening Downtown
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Just next to the House of Shields and Crunch will be SUSHIRRITO, a fast-casual and Asian fusion-sushi concept (not to be confused with a purrito). Like it sounds, there will be six-eight different burritos to choose from, stuffed with rice and either raw or cooked seafood (and in the example below, fried Japanese chicken)—but instead of a tortilla, they will be wrapped in nori. Imagine a large sushi roll that is cut in half, and meant to be eaten in hand. Prices will range from $7-$11.

Some combinations include the Latin Ninja, with salmon, mango, avocado, asparagus, kaiware sprouts, shaved lemon, shredded cabbage, cucumber, pickled red onion, and ginger-serrano sauce; and the Smokin’ Chicken, with chicken karaage, avocado, plantain, green onions, shredded cabbage, cilantro, and chipotle crema—another one mentioned was with shrimp tempura. Owner Peter Yen brought on Ty Mahler as the chef (and part owner), who was formerly the executive at Roy’s, and has traveled to Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Taiwan over the past year. He is going to be using sustainably sourced seafood, and in one additional step, they will be working with their supplier, Royal Hawaiian, to help monitor the mercury levels of certain fish.

Gi Paoletti designed the space, and while there won’t be any seating, some standing room tables should be coming soon. It was designed to be a place offering quick, fresh, and made-to order food (à la Chipotle). Hours will be Mon-Fri 11am-3pm. Depending on how inspections go, they hope to open next week around Tuesday January 18th. 59 New Montgomery St. at Market, 415-495-7655.

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