The shuttered Henderson branch of Novecento Pizzeria from chef Marc Sgrizzi has been replaced by another international focused concept at the Sansone Park Place retail center.
Still waiting to formally announce its debut, Sushi Hiro has opened a sushi bar and Japanese restaurant from chef and owner Masahiro Oshima. Since July 2014, he has been operating the very well-reviewed Maruya in Los Angeles, a ramen-based concept inside Little Tokyo's Village Plaza.
In L.A., the menu options include Hakata ramen, also known as Tonkotsu, sushi, tempura and a "variety" of izakaya options. In Henderson, the yet-to-be advertised menu will at least feature chirashi, or "scattered sushi" dishes.
Oshima's previous restaurants include the sushi and Japanese steakhouse Yamato in northern Virginia, and the more casual Plum Tree and Sushi O Sake in Ithaca, New York.
Praised for making his noodles in-house, Maruya competes daily with more than 10 rival ramen restaurants within their five city block L.A. neighborhood.