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Sekisui

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Updated on Apr 22, 2008

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Sekisui
1550 University Blvd West
Jacksonville, FL
32217


(904) 733-6777 phone
(904) 733-6377 fax

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Cuisine Type
Japanese
Sushi



Hours of Operation
Monday
05:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Tuesday
05:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Wednesday
05:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Thursday
05:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Friday
05:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
05:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Sunday
05:00 PM - 09:30 PM



Reservations
• Suggested




Payment Methods
• Mastercard
• Visa
• Amex
• Discover
• Diners Club




Cost
This restaurant's average entree cost is Moderate


 

Restaurant Description
Jimmy Ishii is a Chef/Owner of four Sekisui restaurants and Sekisui Pacific Rim and Sushi Bistro in Memphis. He is also an investor in two other Memphis restaurants, Mélange in the Cooper-Young neighborhood, and Bari, in the Overton Square area. Ishii has opened Sekisui restaurants in Little Rock, Chattanooga, Charlotte, and St. Louis and has acted as a consultant to Sushi-Koji, in Greenville, SC. He is a stockholder in Ichiban Japanese Restaurant, in Nashville and Sekisui International Travel in Memphis. Ishii is also a major stockholder in Excel, Inc., the Alabama-based producer of shell “seeds” for the cultured pearl industry in Japan. The epitome of "The American Dream--" hard work equals success, Ishii has never been shy when it comes to hard work and his good business sense coupled with his drive to succeed have produced positive results in many areas. Ishii, age 44, was born in Kofu, Japan, near Tokyo. In 1978, he came to the United States to attend St. Louis University. While still a student, he took at job at Robata of Japan, a Japanese grill restaurant and sister company of the popular Benihana of Tokyo, where patrons can watch their food being cooked at the table. After 2 years at Robata, in St. Louis, management asked Ishii to join their Benihana of Tokyo branch in Memphis. And, it was in Memphis, in 1982, that Ishii made the decision to start his own business-- bringing Japanese food and style to America. Ishii knew that his hands-on chef experience plus natural knowledge of Japanese food and spirits could be fashioned into a restaurant concept Memphians would love. He was right.

Best Known For...
Florida times union late night sushi.



Service Type
Sit Down
Special Needs
Early Bird Specials
Booster/High Chairs
Wheelchair Access
Children's Menu
Atmosphere
Romantic
Family / Children
Bar Scene

Meals
Lunch
Dinner
Banquet
20 - 50 People
Amenities
Dancing
TV
Private Party Room

Attire
Casual
Bar Info
Full Bar
Parking
Parking on Site



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