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Saki Japanese Restaurant,, 4963 (Fort) Jackson Boulevard: 2000s? (name)   4 comments

Posted at 1:21 am in restaurants

I just thought this one was a little odd. The ad is from the 1985 Bellsouth phonebook. Sometime between then and now, the name of this backgate restaurant at Fort Jackson Boulevard & I-77 was changed from Saki to Saky. If you look at the photo, you can see how the 'I' was replaced by a 'Y' in the mural (which is very similar, though not identical to the Yellow Pages art).

The only reason for something like this that I can think of is that the ownership changed at some point, and the new owner didn't have permission to keep using the same name, but was able to keep something very similar..

Written by ted on May 14th, 2010

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  1. That's possible. Although the name bears a resemblance to the well-known Japanese libation, I think the restaurant was actually named for the original owner, whose name was Saki (actually Sakiko). Subsequent owners basically kept the name, but altered the spelling.

    badger

    14 May 10 at 8:28 am

  2. Badger is exactly right: Saky changed ownership and its name maybe 10 years ago. Before that it was owned by Saki Warner.

    I haven't been there in about 2 years, but Saky was always surprisingly tasty and special given its random location and generally unimpressive exterior. Some people said it declined after the Saki era, but I wasn't around for that, so I don't know.

    Eva

    17 May 10 at 11:15 am

  3. I just called them and they say they are open for business. I've not been there, but didn't hear they had closed either.

    Marilee

    6 Jun 12 at 4:01 pm

  4. Yes, as indicated by the parens in the post title, this wasn't a closing post, but a comment and question about the name change.

    ted

    6 Jun 12 at 5:04 pm

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