Chef Nakamura Takashi will replace the shuttered Hiromaru in Chinatown with an American version of his Hiroshima restaurant, Shunnashun-gyo Takashi.
Aiming for a late April debut, Sushi Takashi will take over the 2,130-square-foot ramen location, instead offering all-you-can-eat sushi and authentic Japanese dishes.
In Hiroshima, Takashi runs a 20-seat restaurant, including seats at the bar, that opens from 5 p.m to 2 a.m. and specializes in seafood culled from markets around Japan.
Popular menu items include the sashimi platter, fried pufferfish, fried tuna cheek, simmered rockfish, tempura and sea urchin. The relaxed atmosphere also encourages guests to enjoy their selections of sake, shochu and plum wine. The menu for Sushi Takashi has yet to be revealed.
Chef Hironori Kawai had hoped his Las Vegas branch of Hiromaru was the first of a chain of American ramen concepts. It shuttered in Chinatown after seven months. He had taken over the former Cafe de Japon, self-shuttered by chef Kiichi Okabe in 2013, who despite early promises, has yet to reappear on the Las Vegas dining scene.