Blue Sushi Sake Grill will open Wednesday at the Woodside Village, the first of the retail businesses to open in the new Westwood development at 47th and Rainbow.
The restaurant offers a long menu of sushi, but also a grill menu and a gluten free menu. “We take our food really seriously,” said Perry Parrigin who is helping launch the Westwood restaurant for the company. “That doesn’t mean you can’t have fun.”
Parrigin said Blue Sushi had been looking for a spot in Kansas City for quite a while and liked the new Woodside development because it is eclectic.
Blue Sushi started in Omaha in 2000. Westwood will be the ninth restaurant the five-member group owns with more to come.
“We stand 100 percent behind our food,” Parrigin said. Fish is flown in several times per week. Tuna is only 24 hours out of the water when it arrives, he said.
“We take pride in the personalization of our service,” Parrigin said. Diners, he said, should trust their server to recommend the right dishes.
Besides the fresh fish offerings, Blue Sushi also has a large drink menu that includes lots of choices for sake.
The restaurant will open at 11 a.m. Monday through Saturday and at noon on Sunday. It will close at 10 p.m. but stay open until midnight on Friday and Saturday. Happy hour runs noon to 8:30 p.m. Sunday; 9:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 3 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Parking is best accessed from 47th Place with entry to the restaurant from the parking lot.
Blue Sushi Sake Grill will be open to the public Wednesday.
The menu can be viewed here.