Are downtown diners hungry for a hibachi-style restaurant? We'll find out in early August when Tomo Japanese Steakhouse opens up in the Warehouse District. Construction has already begun on the building, which sits adjacent to Anatomy Nightclub on W. 9th Street.
The ambitious and costly project required a complete gutting of the multi-level space, says building owner Tina Lucic.
The restaurant will feature 10 hibachi tables and a sushi bar on the main-floor level plus a second-level lounge area. Tomo's operators run similar eateries in Ohio, New York and Pennsylvania, Lucic explains.
"This is a brand new concept for downtown," she adds. "It's something different — it's not just dining, it's entertainment."
Lucic says that Tomo will be hiring approximately 100 employees to staff the restaurant.