When Jaburritos debuted last October, they created a major stir as the first dedicated, local source for sushi burritos. Five months later, creator chef John Chien Lee of Soho Japanese Restaurant split with his business partner with Lee re-branding as Soho SushiBurrito and Jaburritos spun off as a new corporate concept, re-opened in Spring Valley.
Now comes word a third, unrelated local sushi burrito destination is on the way, bringing the fusion of Mexico and Japan to the southwest.
Simply named Sushi Burrito, the casual counter service restaurant will take over a 977-square-foot, former photography studio at the Rainbow Village Shopping Center, already home to Oyshi Sushi, Jenni Pho and Pink Kaow Thai.
W G Constructors, whose recent work includes Yui Edomae Sushi and Hobak Korean BBQ in Chinatown, are behind the design, which hints the Sushi Burrito menu might include nigiri, tempura shrimp rice boxes and salads, plus the rolled sushi options that inspired their name.
Hoping to debut in two months, this location will sit two miles south west of Soho SushiBurrito's first expansion at the Beltway Commons retail center. No timetable for that arrival has been announced. And Sushi Burrito will also be two miles directly south from Jaburritos when they debut "soon," inside a retail center at the intersection of Rainbow and Patrick.