By Caroline Hershey
On Monday, March 26, the Reamer Campus Center’s new sushi bar made its highly anticipated opening.
The stand, adjacent to Dutch Hollow, is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday.
It offers both sushi to-go and made-to-order, adding diversity to campus dining options.
According to Director of Dining Services David Gaul, the sushi bar has been very well-received and exceeded expected sales.
Gaul says that “an increase in production and more chefs will be needed to meet the high demand.”
The current chef Hiro, who is originally from Tokyo, is working to keep up with students’ excitement.
Hiro says that at the sushi stand, “We’re always very busy.”
In addition to the current menu, various soups such as miso and sweet and sour will be added in the coming weeks.
Although the stand will mainly serve as a sushi bar, there is potential for many different Asian options as well.
Once a month, the stand hopes to feature a different ethnic dish and incorporate other types of Eastern cuisine to diversify the international eating options.
Rave reviews have been heard all over campus.
“The sushi is great and reasonably priced. This was a great addition to campus and it looks really nice,” commented Becca Duffy ‘13.
Offering more positive feedback was Josh Rothberg ‘14, who exclaimed, “I love the sushi! It might even be better than Mr. Wasabi!”
On April 9, grand opening events will commence with giveaways and, most importantly, a contest to name the sushi bar.
In collaboration with Student Forum, a survey will be available to the student body to submit their ideas for the sushi bar’s official name.
At the end of the week, the winning entry will be unveiled and the new sushi stand will be named.