In addition to sushi, noodle and rice dishes, specialties include filet mignon, lamb dishes and Singapore curry duck – roast duck stir fried with curry sauce and vegetables.
So its landlord and Ginza’s owner wanted a fresh start.
They overhauled the inside of the restaurant, replacing flooring, ripping out and replacing seating and redoing the space in shades of navy and warm wood.
“Basically, we changed everything,” says owner Jin “Ethan” Lin.
A new water fountain on a wall greets customers as they come in.
Customers can sit around the grill and watch as a chef prepares their food and plays with fire.
And while most grills have big metal hoods in the ceiling above them to whisk away smoke, this one doesn’t.
Blaze opened another restaurant in Tulare and is planning more – at least two more in Fresno and three in Clovis, says manager Carlos Mejia.
Previously named Au Lac Cafe, now a branch of Loving Hut international chain of vegan restaurants opened by followers of Supreme Master Ching Hai, an advocate for veg living. Please let Happy Cow if there are vegan options and whether this place should remain listed. Traditional Ethiopian cuisine always includes spiced vegetable, lentil, and potato dishes.
Customers choose from two kinds of dough (gluten free and regular), three kinds of sauce and eight kinds of cheeses (including a vegan cheese option).