Update: Royal Sushi and Izakaya Opening This Summer (Allegedly)

The wait may be over.

Karaage chicken wings at Royal Izakaya

Karaage chicken wings at Royal Izakaya

The long awaited and very, VERY (almost five years) delayed Royal Sushi and Izakaya may finally be opening soon.

Jesse Ito told us that they will be opening “sometime in July.”

Jesse and his father Masaharu “Matt” Ito will be heading up the kitchen at Royal Izakaya. Ito has been active on Instagram peppering our feeds with teases of menu items.

In case you have forgotten, Royal Izakaya is the creation of Stephen Simons and Dave Frank (Khyber Pass Pub, Royal Tavern, Triangle Tavern). There has been buzz surrounding the restaurant since 2011. However, there was radio silence on the project until recently. Maybe Double Knot opening earlier this year was the push needed to get Royal Izakaya back on track.

So while we cannot be certain that will we see Royal Izakaya by July, we are hoping that it’s doors open within the next five years.

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