AUSTIN, Texas – August 17, 2015 –CBRE announces Fukumoto, a traditional Japanese izakaya serving yakitori and sushi, will open soon in East Austin in the base of the Corazon apartments at 514 Medina Street, fronting Sixth Street and across from Shangri-La. The restaurant recently received its certificate of occupancy and anticipates a late-August opening.
Head chef Kazu Fukumoto, for whom the restaurant is named, has incorporated numerous traditional Japanese elements into the menu and restaurant design. For example, the yakitori, or skewered meat, will be cooked over Binchō-tan charcoal imported from Japan. In addition to adding a unique flavor, the charcoal burns at a very high heat and does not produce smoke.
Fukumoto will seat approximately 50-60 people and will feature a small set menu with a daily special, as well as sake and assorted beers. Many ingredients will be sourced from local farms.
“I built a solid foundation working at Musashino in Austin for 16 years, of which I was head chef for 10. When it was time to do something new, I recognized a void in Austin for traditional yakitori. I spent some time in Japan training in this specific style and am excited to bring this unique Japanese cuisine to Austinites,” said Kazu Fukumoto.
Bryan McMurrey, with CBRE’s Austin office, represented Fukumoto in lease negotiations. Management is currently filling kitchen and back of house positions.
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