New Japanese location preps for Tower District opening

Banzai Japanese Bar and Kitchen is established to open up before long in Fresno’s Tower

Banzai Japanese Bar and Kitchen is established to open up before long in Fresno’s Tower District. Photograph by way of Banzai Facebook website page

released on February 12, 2021 – 12:06 PM
Written by Breanna Hardy

Opening a restaurant is no small feat – specially when restaurants are working at constrained potential. But David Rasavong is up for the problem to carry the Tower District a style of Japanese delicacies at Banzai Japanese Bar and Kitchen area.

The new cafe is situated at 609 E. Olive Ave. in the former Casa de Tamales location.

The cafe was slated to open in November 2020, but that was postponed because of to Covid-19. Rasavong also expressed the challenge of finding the accurate company permits simply because the Town of Fresno’s planning section functions remotely.

On its Facebook webpage, it announced it’s opening quickly and hunting to hire chefs, servers and bartenders. In the course of a December interview, Rasavong talked about the difficulties of creating a new menu for the duration of lockdown. 

“We’ve surely done some check kitchen area matters from residence,” Rasavong said. “It’s a total distinct ball video game when you are performing it from home.”

There’s a rhythm that is one of a kind to tests menu objects in a professional kitchen. Rasavong claims he can take a look at merchandise with a extensive range of solutions that’s not rather the exact same as in the industrial kitchen.

Rasavong recognizes that there are a good deal of Japanese dining establishments in city, but Tower Sushi’s closure in Could 2020 was impactful, and Banzai will be a fantastic addition to the neighborhood, he mentioned.

“It will carry back again Japanese delicacies to the Tower District,” he explained.

His family has been element of the process through it all.

He states Banzai is coming at the great time, when individuals can hopefully socialize over drinks in the Tower District at the time all over again.

“Tower is a pretty social neighborhood,” he said. “Banzai is likely to suit proper into that we want to make confident it is relaxed.”

He says the design and decor of Banzai will be “unlike any other restaurant.”

He’s the co-owner of Lincoln Pub nearby, and he’s excited to present a entire bar at Banzai for the Tower District.

They’ll offer you a comprehensive common Japanese menu, total with a entire bar to pair the most effective drinks with the very best foods.

Cafe owners in the Central Valley have struggled to keep steady support when Covid-19 limitations alter restaurant capacities. For now, eating places are in a position to open for outdoor seating. Rasavong plans to present curbside pickup to meet up with customers’ desires if wanted.

“Ideally we’d like to have it all open at some capacity,” Rasavong said.

As the earth returns to a hopeful watch of the foreseeable future, assuming the vaccines meet the aim of slowing the Covid-19 curve, he’s hopeful that people will return to the very well-liked Tower District to appreciate beverages more than evening meal with each other.

“I consider everyone’s prepared for it,” Rasavong explained.