One year after Eater Vegas exclusively spoiled the surprise of Dan Coughlin opening a sushi restaurant 500 yards from his game-changing Le Thai, his Bocho Downtown Sushi will finally debut within two weeks.
Bunnyfish Studio, the project architect and fellow tenants of the completely transformed John E. Carson Hotel on the corner of Sixth Street and Carson Avenue, broke the news via Facebook.
While it is Coughlin's brainchild, Jimmy and Becky Chun of the recently shuttered Tokyo Japanese Restaurant will run the kitchen. They operated their Commercial Center location for two decades.
The limited menu will concentrate on "serving fresh sashimi and rolls to adventurous foodies."
Derived from the Japanese word for "knife," Bocho will take advantage of an 1,150 square-foot upstairs lounge with views looking down East Fremont toward the Container Park.
Original plans called for the dining room to occupy a compact 1,000 square feet. While little about the interior has been revealed, the sushi bar's design echoes the weave pattern also found in the restaurant's new logo.