Dining With Denise Neil

Sake owners opening Sapporo sushi restaurant at Rock and Kellogg

Sake will reopen as Sapporo sometime this fall at Peach Tree Center, near Rock and Kellogg.
Sake will reopen as Sapporo sometime this fall at Peach Tree Center, near Rock and Kellogg. The Wichita Eagle

The owners of Sake, the popular sushi restaurant at 2140 W. 21st St. that closed in March, are planning to reopen their restaurant.

But it will have a new name and a new location.

Lee Li and her sushi chef husband, Leo Lin, are planning to open Sapporo sometime this fall at 8065 E. Peachtree Lane, near the corner of Kellogg and Rock. They’re aiming for September.

Li said the restaurant will have mostly the same dishes that Sake had, and they’ll continue to present the sushi with glowing plastic jewels for decoration, like they did at Sake.

Lin is planning a trip overseas for more sushi chef training and will put his new skills to use in the restaurant.

I drove by today, and a crew was working in the spot, which previously held China Inn. It’s in the back corner of the L-shaped Peach Tree strip center that also holds a new AT&T store, a Mattress Firm and Paint the Towne. The entrance faces Peachtree Lane.

Sake opened near 21st and Amidon in November 2014.

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