There is a new chance for long-time period greatness at a person of Fairfax’s most-respected cafe spaces. The previous Golden State storefront, which lasted 12 good a long time alongside one of the city’s most aggressive restaurant stretches, is now turning into a Japanese-American spot with a rice bowl concentrate recognized as Yojimbo.
The future Yojimbo represents a pair of distinctive collaborations all at at the time. First up is the operate staying completed involving the two cooks driving the project, Keisuke Akabori (previously of Spago) and Chris Ono, who has invested time at Mori Sushi and New York City’s lauded Eleven Madison Park. Both equally Ono and Akabori are also doing the job jointly to provide Yojimbo to daily life under the umbrella team that owns Cofax, Key Pizza, and Bludso’s Bar & Que. That group, like James Starr who is overseeing Yojimbo, earlier operated the Golden Point out at the new Yojimbo deal with and have been a pressure on Fairfax for far more than 10 many years.
Yojimbo’s future menu will lean into donburis and other quick-everyday Japanese lunches, from takes on Okinawa taco rice to gyu-don with braised beef and a delicate-boiled egg. There will also be draft beer and sake on offer for dine-in prospects at the 15-seat counter, as very well as a takeout window. The window (called Yowindow) and inside restaurant will sooner or later supply an expanded menu of Japanese-American dishes, priced for affordability alongside the fast paced block.
A modest preview of Yojimbo’s foods is likely down from the Yowindow this Friday, with dishes running just north of $14 apiece. The restaurant is anticipated to open up extra formally someday in early August at 426 N. Fairfax Avenue.