When Umaya opens its doors at 733 10th St. NW, D.C. will find itself with another izakaya option. Here are a few takeaways for the upcoming restaurant:
*The theme for the restaurant is Japanese street food, and a late May opening is being targeted.
*Chefs Calvin Yim and Munehiro Yonemoto are heading up the menu. Both previously worked at Sushi Rock (Yonemoto also worked at Kushi.
*Sushi and ramen will be two focuses of the menu.
*The restaurant is also being designed as an izakaya, or Japanese bar, with a beer garden, grilled meats and veggies, sake and dishes like sea bass and pork belly.
* Marco Maffeo Robinson, who trained under Trummer's on Main's Stefan Trummer and used to work at both P.O.V. and Joe's Seafood, will handle the drinks menu.