Welcome to Tsu Kiji Fish Market, West Town's new BYOB Japanese sushi spot. Co-owner Chantima "Apple" Thunporn opened Bucktown Thai restaurant Silom 12 in 2011, but had a dream of owning a Japanese restaurant inspired by the historic Tsukiji fish market in central Tokyo. She saw an opportunity to capitalize on the momentum, and to introduce diners to some less familiar traditional Japanese fare in the process. "I try to let the customer have knowledge about the food," Thunporn said. "I tell them, 'This dish is supposed to be this way.' We still have sushi and sashimi as options because I feel like people only know how to eat the rolls; not many know about teppanyaki [dishes prepared on a Japanese griddle] or sukiyaki [hot pot]. We put those on the menu to be different from other Japanese restaurants."
Read RedEye's review of Tsu Kiji Fish Market here.
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