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Nagoya Japanese Steak House, which specializes in hibachi cooking, is set to open soon in the new Publix-anchored Holland Point with two other restaurants, Oy! and Bravo’s Cantina and Grill, in development.
While Nagoya’s storefront has been established already, the exact opening date has yet to be determined as the family-owned restaurant hasn’t received its food service permit yet, according to owner Sue Lin.
Lin, who previously owned a restaurant in Plainview, Texas, said she wanted to open this restaurant in Buford because she noticed there weren’t many hibachi-style restaurants in the area.
“[I want] to bring this sort of food over to this area and let people experience hibachi food,” Lin said in an interview with What Now Atlanta, translated from Chinese to English by her son, Kevin. “[I] really want to bring that here and meet a bunch of new people and reach out to the community.”
Lin started developing the restaurant in 2019 and began construction early this year. Like many other restaurant owners, the coronavirus has raised some concern for Lin. “It’s made [us] pretty nervous, especially since the effects that it will have are unknown right now,” Lin said.
However, they are still continuing with the restaurant’s opening, hoping to open within a month.
Right next door to Nagoya, Bravo’s second location is still in development, it’s first location opening in Sugar Hill in 2013. Owner Ray Bravo was not available for comment at the time of publication.
Breakfast joint Oy! is also developing its second location in Holland Point, opening its first location in 2015 in Atlanta. Oy! was also unavailable for comment at the time of publication.
[Photo by Paul Kim]