Chef John Chien Lee of Soho Japanese Restaurant created a rush of excitement when he debuted his Jaburritos concept late last year, sitting close to the Palace Station. With rave reviews and long lines at the compact space, the new wave of fans were surprised when a few months later he re-branded the project, Soho SushiBurrito.
Then came news the original Jaburritos would relaunch on their own, destined for Spring Valley and retaining the same name and almost the same menu. To further complicate matters, new permits indicate Soho SushiBurrito is now also expanding to Spring Valley, just two miles south of their former namesake.
Soho SushiBurrito will take over a 1,350-square-foot spot at the Beltway Commons retail center, at the intersection of Jones and Badura, already home to Starbucks and Port of Subs. To possibly add to the confusion, all current paperwork and a new business license point to the name of the expansion as Soho Sushi Bowlrrito. The new venture or a timetable for arrival has yet to be announced.
Meanwhile, Jaburritos has quietly debuted inside the retail center at the intersection of Rainbow and Patrick. On the menu, "jachos," "jabowls" and "jaburritos" like the Redondo, created with "ahi tuna, salmon, yellowtail, cucumber, tobiko, guacamole, red onion, tortilla strips, jalapeno, cream cheese, lettuce, avocado, cilantro, wasabi mayo and soy paper."
Opening hours for Jabburitos are Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and closing at 8 p.m on Sundays.