The westside’s vegan-friendly Poke Addiction shuttered earlier this year after a three-year residency on Lake Mead Boulevard and will soon be replaced by a 100 percent vegan restaurant from Colorado chef Mindy Lim.
Taking over a 1,190-square-foot space at the Whole Foods Marketplace, close to the intersection with Tenaya Way, Daikon Vegan Sushi & More is already previewing its “plant-based Asian fusion fast-food” menu, set to include sushi, vegan entrees, press juices, and smoothies.
Chef Lim is an original co-owner of Boulder Colorado's My Ramen & Izakaya, specializing in ramen, rice bowls, stir-fry noodles, and Japanese small plate creations, plus its own spin on juices and smoothies.
Yet to announce an estimated opening date, or future serving hours, Daikon’s posted menu promises miso soup, stuffed jalapeño, and tempura fired king oyster mushrooms substituting for calamari among the appetizers.
Sushi choices include pickled vegetables, spicy tofu, and avocado, roasted yellow bell pepper nigiri, roe “pockets” made from carrot juice and algae, and among the entrees, tempura fried gluten chunks prepared as sesame chicken and a tonkatsu dish of panko-fried tofu skin.
Also on the way to the neighborhood and located almost directly across Lake Mead from Daikon, the second local home for Korean barbecue franchise CupBop is currently under construction.
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