Town planners approved a sign tonight for a new sushi restaurant that will reportedly open soon at 4140 Veterans Memorial Drive, Batavia.
The restaurant, YUME Asian Bistro, will be the third location for the owner, according to Dan Lang, the town's code enforcement officer. The other two are in New York City.
Everything about the new restaurant, Lang said, is first-class.
"The interior looks wonderful, actually," Lang said. "He did a beautiful job on the inside of it."
Lang said the owner is just about ready, and eager to open.
The location is next to Pawn King, two doors down from Jagged Edges Salon, across from Walmart.
His top chef from New York will open the restaurant and train the cooks and staff before returning to NYC.
"He wants to make sure he has somebody who takes care of the sushi the right way," Lang said.
The restaurant will also serve Thai food as well as other Asian dishes.
Lang described the new restaurant as "high end."
UPDATE: So, apparently, Batavia will have two sushi restaurants going by similar names. Josh Gaylord says that he filed for a DBA for Yume Sushi in June and then Yumi Asian Bistro filed in July. Gaylord is planning to open his restaurant at the former Delavan's location on Evans Street in the city. He's previously held a Sushi night at Sweet Ecstasy Bakery and his sushi has gained a passionate local following.