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Domo redux?

Does anyone know more about Domo restaurant and where they may be reopening? I thought that I read something about them building another restaurant in the Toledo area, but no mention of location.

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Domo Restaurant?

posted by EvilFoodie on Jan 26, 2013 at 02:00:45 am     #  

Hmmm, I had heard the the family was moving to Atlanta. That was the best Japanese in town. I hope that somehow I'm misinformed, but this is the first I'd heard that rumor, and I have many friends that would share the excitement.

posted by ahmahler on Jan 26, 2013 at 08:54:30 am     #  

EF: Domo was located on Reynolds, south of Dorr, and a door or two north of Wei Wei. I think it was originally a Pizza Hut (aka the worst pizza on Earth) restaurant.

posted by Foodie on Jan 26, 2013 at 09:17:07 am     #  

please lord let this rumor be true! their sesame avocado boat was one of my favorite dishes in town!

posted by upso on Jan 26, 2013 at 12:37:25 pm     #  

@Foodie: I have driven past this place many times since I have been here and didn't see any cars or activity and always wondered.

@Ahmahlerl: Was it that good? I have been to most of the sushi places in town and I have been very disappointed up to now.

Seems like Upso likes this place.

posted by EvilFoodie on Jan 26, 2013 at 01:33:50 pm     #  

Yes they are coming back you can get info on their FB page.

https://www.facebook.com/DOMODOMOSUSHI

posted by In_vin_veritas on Jan 26, 2013 at 01:41:08 pm     #   1 person liked this

thank you jesus!

posted by upso on Jan 26, 2013 at 04:12:41 pm     #   1 person liked this

best sushi in toledo, awful ambiance (re:pizza hut)...this is a promising development.

posted by hank on Jan 26, 2013 at 11:21:30 pm     #  

Looks like a typical small sushi place from the pictures on the web. When did a search it a lot of information about Kotobuki, Kyoto ka, Nagoya, Sakura, and Sori but not a lot about Domo.

posted by EvilFoodie on Jan 27, 2013 at 12:48:45 am     #  

EvilFoodie posted at 11:48:45 PM on Jan 26, 2013:

Looks like a typical small sushi place from the pictures on the web. When did a search it a lot of information about Kotobuki, Kyoto ka, Nagoya, Sakura, and Sori but not a lot about Domo.

Oops, sorry, so many errors because using voice command to type from phone. This is what I was trying to say. (Is there ways to edit on this forum after submitting?)

Looks like a typical small sushi place from the pictures on the web. When I did a search for sushi in toledo a lot of information about Kotobuki, Kyoto ka, Nagoya, Sakura, and Sori but not a lot about Domo.

posted by EvilFoodie on Jan 27, 2013 at 12:52:27 am     #  

Unassuming, and wasn't there very long. That's ok, the best sushi in the world is in a subway station (please watch jiro dreams of sushi on Netflix). Agreed about most sushi in town. The owners used to be chefs at bistro wasabi- that crazy lifestyle swag bottle service place in Levi's from a few years back. They didn't own that place, but that was also best sushi in town as obnoxious as the place was.

posted by ahmahler on Jan 27, 2013 at 09:57:26 am     #   1 person liked this

@ahmahler: I see. I actually saw that movie awhile back.

posted by EvilFoodie on Jan 27, 2013 at 07:31:29 pm     #  

From their FB page today they will be opening in St James shops on central around July

posted by In_vin_veritas on Feb 22, 2013 at 12:54:28 pm     #  

not thrilled with their new location but I'm really happy they are re-opening

posted by upso on Feb 22, 2013 at 05:16:18 pm     #  

It'll be interesting to see what effect it may or may not have on Kyoto Ka, being that they're opening about 200ft away. Kyoto Ka has had my vote for best sushi in town the last couple years.

posted by idinspired on Feb 23, 2013 at 12:41:45 pm     #   1 person liked this

ahmahler posted at 08:57:26 AM on Jan 27, 2013:

Unassuming, and wasn't there very long. That's ok, the best sushi in the world is in a subway station (please watch jiro dreams of sushi on Netflix). Agreed about most sushi in town. The owners used to be chefs at bistro wasabi- that crazy lifestyle swag bottle service place in Levi's from a few years back. They didn't own that place, but that was also best sushi in town as obnoxious as the place was.

"Jiro Dreams of Sushi" was an excellent documentary. I watched it last night over the Roku box. If you like people who strive to perfect their passion, then you may be interested in watching it.

A couple days ago, I stumbled upon this Web designer's blog post :

One of my favorite documentaries is Jiro Dreams of Sushi, which tells the story of 85 year-old sushi master, Jiro Ono, who has spent his life honing his craft at a 10-seat restaurant in a Japanese subway station.

Jiro is the picture of craftsmanship and dedication and runs his restaurant as such, whether apprentices prepare egg sushi 200 times before meeting the standard or octopus is massaged for 50 minutes for tenderness. Even service is meticulously executed. Jiro places sushi in front of patrons and watches them carefully, modifying portion size and even placement to suit right or left-handed diners.

But beyond any of that, I was impressed with the relationships he has with his food providers. Because sourcing the highest quality ingredients is the foundation for Jiro’s craft, he recognizes and trusts each provider as the expert in his particular field—tuna, rice, shrimp, etc. The relationship is symbiotic; each must excel or neither will succeed.

Trailer:

posted by jr on Feb 23, 2013 at 01:21:39 pm     #  

It'll be interesting to see what effect it may or may not have on Kyoto Ka, being that they're opening about 200ft away. Kyoto Ka has had my vote for best sushi in town the last couple years.

oh wow, didn't realize it was going to be so close to another sushi joint. that's a pretty stupid move if you ask me!

posted by upso on Feb 23, 2013 at 03:42:30 pm     #  

upso posted at 02:42:30 PM on Feb 23, 2013:

It'll be interesting to see what effect it may or may not have on Kyoto Ka, being that they're opening about 200ft away. Kyoto Ka has had my vote for best sushi in town the last couple years.

oh wow, didn't realize it was going to be so close to another sushi joint. that's a pretty stupid move if you ask me!

Why would it be a stupid move? Is it because toledo is a smaller town?

posted by EvilFoodie on Feb 23, 2013 at 05:57:03 pm     #  

Yeah... I don't think there is a big enough sushi audience in town to put two directly competing sushi establishments so close to each other. I hope i'm wrong!

posted by upso on Feb 23, 2013 at 06:25:24 pm     #  

upso posted at 05:25:24 PM on Feb 23, 2013:

Yeah... I don't think there is a big enough sushi audience in town to put two directly competing sushi establishments so close to each other. I hope i'm wrong!

I see. I guess only time will tell what will occur and if both can survive or one will dominate. One other question then: how or why is there 3 sushi places on monroe St that is so close to each other?

posted by EvilFoodie on Feb 23, 2013 at 07:00:43 pm     #