South Florida is Next Stop for Orlando-Based Sushi Restaurant Chain
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A chain of sushi restaurants with posts in north and central Florida is making its way down to South Florida.
A Bento Asian Kitchen + Sushi restaurant is expected to open next spring at 2260 S. University Drive in Davie. The restaurant near Nova Southeastern University is projected to be the first of 10 The Bento Group plans to open in South Florida over the next two years.
“The South Florida market has been on our radar for a long time,” said Johnny Tung, owner of The Bento Group. He said the region’s “diverse communities and vibrant economy” appeal to the Orlando-based chain.
Bento Asian Kitchen + Sushi started in 2002 and now has seven restaurants in Florida. Its menu includes sushi rolls, rice and noodle dishes and Asian-inspired teas and desserts. Its signature bento boxes feature entrees with steamed rice, ginger salad, string beans and lo mein noodles.