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Dining News: Fish Face to Open on Thursday


Fish Face, the long awaited poke bar by acclaimed chef Billy Ngo, will open on Thursday, July 9, reports Sactown Mag.

According to a menu posted on their Web site, the restaurant will have a build your own poke setup, kind of like Chipotle.

Diners select the size they want, a protein (ahi tuna, octopus, shrimp, ora king salmon, Passmore Ranch sturgeon or Tofu & Cucumber), a sauce (Sesame soy, Spicy Kimchi, Wasabi, creamy cilantro pesto or yuzu pnozu) and then an additional garnishes for an extra charge (like the guac at Chipotle).

Prices range from $8 for a small to $19 for a BIG Fish combo, with Large Poke, one side and one soft drink.

This is how they described themselves on a Craigslist job posting:

We are a casual counter service restaurant and bar specializing in Hawaiian poke inspired seafood salads and Japanese style hand rolls. Our bar offers a variety of beer, cider, and Japanese sake with potential to expand into cocktails in the future.

Chef Ngo is best known for his very successful Sacramento restaurant Kru at 25th & J. That restaurant is slated to move into a shared space at Folsom and Alhambra. The other restaurant in that space will be Obo' Italian by the Selland Restaurant Group. Chef Ngo is also reportedly working on another new restaurant at 7th & K, near the new Golden 1 Center/new Kings arena.

Fish Face will be located at 1104 R Street, and can be found online at  http://www.fishfacepokebar.com/.

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