Sake to open in former Taiwan Restaurant
08/15/2014 12:00 AM
08/15/2014 5:00 AM
The 2-year-old Taiwan Restaurant in the Sweetbriar shopping center at 21st and Amidon has closed, but the owner is opening a new restaurant in its place.
Lin Jason says he had a buffet at the restaurant but decided he has too much buffet competition.
Instead, he’s converting the restaurant from a Chinese buffet to a Japanese restaurant called Sake. There will be no buffet.
In addition to changing the concept, Jason says he’s painting and refreshing the space as well and should be ready to open it around November.
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