Friday, July 19, 2013

Kimura Sneak Peek: Ramen Bar Set to Open Its Doors July 29

Posted By on Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 11:18 AM

Chef Michael Sohocki's much buzzed about ramen bar, Kimura, will open its doors July 29. Located inside the space occupied by the late Cakery Bakery, Kimura will seat about 30-35, eight or nine of which can squeeze into the ramen bar across the way from the door.

Dave Rizo, 25, who's worked with Sohocki since his days at The Cove will be the sous chef at Kimura. Rizo and Sohocki staged under William "Goro" Pitchford, owner of Godai Sushi Bar & Japanese Restaurant, in mid-July to learn the ins and outs of sushi making from one of the city's best.

Sohocki says he learned the speed of slicing a roll without having rice stick to the blade, how much is used for nigiri and how slicing fish in the wrong direction can mess with textures of certain fish.

Rizo shared a photo of the space before renovations for Kimura began:

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Contractors clearly had their work cut out. (Courtesy)

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A photo of the ramen bar, where guests will be waited on by servers.

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Sohocki commissioned an artist named Rudy for this piece that separates the dining area from the restroom.

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According to Rizo, the restaurant will seat anywhere from 30-35 people.

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The bar will seat eight people, but be prepared to get well-acquainted with your neighbors.

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Bowls and sake cups were imported from Japan.

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A view of Kimura from the back.

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Legit Japanese maples.

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A view of Kimura from the bar.

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View from the bar.

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More imported tableware.

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Crane shot, take two. Chef Mike says he wasn't told the artist's last name.

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Kimura will open Monday, July 29.

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