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Osaka Japanese Steak House, 1720 Sunset Boulevard: March 2013   2 comments

Posted at 11:16 pm in restaurants

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Osaka replaced San Jose Express in Sunset Center near the zoo botanical garden sometime after June 2011, though the space really looks too small for a Japanese Steakhouse.

Apparently a Greek restaurant is coming soon, though that puts them rather close to Grecian Gardens. I see from looking back at the San Jose closing that the Italian restaurant has changed over too, from Tony's to Delucca's (and the tasty looking ice-cream cone is gone).

(Hat tip to commenter James)

Written by ted on April 11th, 2013

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Mushi Mushi Hibachi & Sushi Bar, 7546 Garners Ferry Road (400-D): Mid September 2010   10 comments

Posted at 12:00 am in stores

Mushi Mushi (can anyone translate that?) was in the little strip adjacent to the Wal Mart and old Fire Mountain Grill / Ryan's on Garners Ferry Road (and almost next to the old Larry's Subs).

There are actually a number of vacancies in this complex, which seems to me to be in a reasonably good location -- there's direct access from Wal Mart and an additional light for side access from Garners Ferry. Of course, in this case, the old Ryan's being a Hibichi Grill itself now can't have helped.

I never ate at Mushi, in fact I don't think I've eaten at any "hibachi" place. I certainly couldn't get my mind around sushi, I'm afraid. Maybe if they had tried this concept I might have stopped by..

(Hat tip to commenter Midnight Rambler)

Written by ted on September 21st, 2010

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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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