California's H2O Sushi & Izakaya have two local projects on the way, one casual and nearing completion, the other more upscale and just starting its interior build.
At the Harmon Square retail center, H20’s casual off-shoot H2O Poke & Sushi Burrito begins the hiring process this week, as they finish up construction at the intersection of Harmon Avenue and Paradise Road.
In Irvine and Burbank, California, the concept is named H2O Poke & Fish Grill, but expect a similar menu in Las Vegas, including build-you-own-poke-bowl options and poke tacos. They will be joining the recently opened Teriyaki Madness and a future, drive-thru, 24-hour Tropical Smoothie Cafe.
The more traditional H2O Sushi & Izakaya will sit at the corner of Howard Hughes Pkwy. and Flamingo Rd., inside a 14,160-square-foot complex that will also house Kent Harman’s forthcoming Bandito.
The 3,956-square-foot Japanese izakaya will feature enough space for a maximum of 143 guests and has recently allotted an estimated construction budget of $160,000 to finish the site. Promising a "modern, exotic touch," their three California branches serve dishes like tuna or octopus carpaccio, small plate options and include a yakitori bar with oysters and Korean-style beef. Work on the interior space began earlier this month.