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Umaya Will Combine Sushi, Ramen and Izakaya Food

The restaurant is aiming to open in late May.

A sea bass dish from the upcoming Umaya.
A sea bass dish from the upcoming Umaya.
Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

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.