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Takumi Izakaya Bar will replace Sushi Paradiso at 826 J Street, according to a notice posted on Wednesday.

Based on shared names and addresses in Takumi Izakaya's liquor license application and filings with the Secretary of State, it appears that the new restaurant will share ownership with the popular Bonzai Sushi, located in Sacramento's Pocket neighborhood.

There's not much else out there about the restaurant at this point, but I'll keep you updated. A true izakaya (an informal Japanese drinking establishment that serves food to accompany the drinks, per Wikipedia) would be a great addition to the neighborhood near the arena.

Previously: RIP Sushi Paradiso, closed in late August or early September.

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