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Lou's Sushi, run by a former chef at Zen Sushi, will open at the spot formerly occupied by Una Mas at 28th & P, Cowtown Eats has learned in an interview with its owner Lou Valente via Facebook.

The 30 seat restaurant will be a small, neighborhood-style restaurant, in contrast with some of the mega sushi restaurants that are dominate Midtown.

Initially, the restaurant will serve wine, beer & sake, and be open Tuesday to Saturday for both lunch and dinner service.

Per a Sacramento Press article in 2011, Valente has nearly two decades as a sushi chef.

Lou Valente has been a Sushi chef for 16 years. Born and raised in Philadelphia, he moved to Los Angeles in 1991 and then to Sacramento in 2000 with a brief stopover for five years in San Francisco.

"I got into the food industry when I was 14, washing dishes in Philly at a banquet hall. In L.A., I was part of a catering crew, then got a spot at a Japanese restaurant in Malibu. It was then that I found a love for creating what I do now."

Valente studied at the California Culinary Academy and did his apprenticeship there with Kiyoshi Hiyakawa (Koo). When he moved to Sacramento in 2000, he opend Sushi on the River. He was a partner there for two years, sold his investment and did some travelling.

Lou's Sushi is located at 2801 P Street. Keep up with the restaurant's progress on Facebook.

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