Austin Sushi News #22 October, 2002


1. Has Been Google-ized! 2. More South Austin Sushi
3. Zen Japanese Food Fast Opens New Location Tomorrow! 

Play the sushi memory game -- tasty (requires Flash)! 

1. Has Been Google-ized! 

For you chronic academia types and research nerds, now has Google searching available. Need to find out how many times we mentioned "Kenichi" last year? Compiling a list of Austin-area sushi bars or delving in to the origins of the Austin sushi scene (Chronicle and Statesman writers take note)? All you need to do is scroll down the left hand side of the home page and enter your search terms into the box. Woo-Hoo!

You can sample our search service by using this direct link which we've shortened by using the "make-a-shorter-link" service:

2. More South Austin Sushi

Austin is being slowly carved up into sushi fiefdoms and South Austin is, apparently, one of the last unspoiled lands upon which the sushi lords have not yet trod. Alas, word from our super-secret operatives (and also a brief mention in October 4th's Chronicle -- see below) is that a sushi bar will likely open in place of the now defunct Si Bon at 801 S. Lamar. Rumour has it that this sushi bar will be upscale and that the head sushi chef and design team will be notable. Negotiations are currently underway to both acquire the property and deal with parking issues.

Quote from the October 4th Austin Chronicle: "Although Si Bon closed in the late spring, there has never been any official word about what happened there. Recent word on the street is that owners Peter and Cara O'Brien and their young family have left Austin for the East Coast and that a sushi restaurant will open in the South Lamar location." -- Virginia Wood 

3. Zen Japanese Food Fast Opens New Location Tomorrow! 

And speaking of South Austin sushi,
Zen Japanese Food Fast is opening
their new South Austin location
tomorrow: Wednesday, October 9th.

New location:
Zen Japanese Food Fast
1305 S. Congress (next to the Continental Club) phone: (512) 444-8081

Current location:
Zen Japanese Food Fast
2900 W. Anderson Lane #250
phone: (512) 451-4811