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Feb 18, 2011 11:53 AM

Ebi Sushi in Union Sq Somerville?

Does anyone know anything about the new restaurant opening up where Wu Chon house used to be?

Wu Chon
Somerville, MA, 02143, Somerville, MA 02143

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  1. Looks to be owned by some guys out of Revere/East Boston:

    Anyone recognize those names?

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    1. re: emannths

      No, but it's fascinating that a couple of guys named Juan and Jose are opening a Japanese sushi place.

      Reminds me of the Salvadorans who used to run the Chinese restaurants in Baltimore - seems that they all trained to cook in certain Chinese restaurants in D.C., then went out on their own after a while. It was a little surprising to pick up your lo mein and learn that someone from Central America had done the cooking.

      Love the cultural cross-over, from an economic standpoint.

      Would love to see some Latino/Japanese cross-over in the spicy tuna rolls, etc.

      1. re: Bob Dobalina

        I talked to the sushi chef/co owner and that is exactly the scenario - two latino brothers who worked in Japanese-owned joints for several years and decided to open their own. He seemed knowledgeable and dedicated.

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      1. I was delighted to find a sushi place opening in Somerville (there are so few) and went for lunch and dinner with really pleasant experiences. The sushi was fresh and tasty, service was great, and it's a pleasant atmosphere. The lunch options are cheap and plentiful - enjoyed a katsu donburi and the sushi seemed fresh and tasty. Plus, the place is really clean and spacious. Couldn't find a down side to it. I hope they survive because I didn't see it crowded at any time so I hope more people go there. Please do visit.

        1. I am a fan. I've been there for lunch and dinner and had great experiences. Place is clean, sushi was fresh and not expensive, service was good - can't ask for much more. Especially in an area that doesn't have much good sushi.
          I wish more people would go. It's never packed and I am worried they won't be able to sustain it.