Restaurateur Michael Dong and his family have opened Asian Fusion restaurant Yuniku Endless Sushi & Hibachi in a former Sakura Hibachi Buffet space just off University Parkway and Lockwood Ridge Road in Sarasota.
The Restaurant’s name Yuniku means “unique” in Japanese. The atmosphere and each dish that is prepared masterfully definitely distinguishes Yuniku. It is an upscale restaurant, that specializes in sushi and sashimi and Japanese and Korean cuisine. It features several dining areas and semi-private rooms, a marble sushi counter and a beautiful full liquor bar. Happy Hour is M-F 4:30pm – 6:00pm.
Michael has been running restaurants since he was 17. The restaurant’s sushi chefs came from New York and Boston. Many others on staff are family members. Michael is the general manager.
Yuniku Endless Sushi and Hibachi just had a soft opening and they already have great reviews:
“Delicious, creative, fresh sushi, best I’ve had in a long time. Went there for lunch, and there was an all-you-can eat special for $12.99… Unheard of!! Endless, a-la-minute sushi. You had to wait for your order, but you knew it was made specially for you. Definitely would go back again & again!!” – Kinga L.
“Restaurant just opened and figured we would give it a try. Had endless sushi and hibachi and we ordered a few of their many appetizers. They did a nice job with food presentation and portion size was good. My daughter enjoyed her fried ice cream and my son finished most of the sweet donuts. Wait staff was excellent and attentive. Kelly, our server, did an outstanding job.” – Meridith Z.
“Very nice place. Atmosphere is awesome. Service was unparalleled. We had 3 people checking on us during our meal. (Party of 4) we had to have the all you can eat and it was well worth it. Mind you, it is per person, but you wont go away hungry! The selection is pretty big. It took us some time to study the menu and figure out what we were going to have. After the first round we dove right in and had a great time. The fried ice cream looked very good and got a thumbs up. I had to add this place to Google Maps as it had not been submitted. I will come back for a Bento during lunch sometime soon.” – Charles Urrea
8341 Lockwood Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL 34243
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