Ebi Sushi — an essential and affordable pick among the Boston area’s sushi options — will soon have a sibling in Fenway. Sushi Kappo, as the new business will be called, will be located at 86 Peterborough St. on the neighborhood’s “restaurant row,” right by the newly opened Bennett’s Sandwich Shop and a number of other dining options, including El Pelón Taqueria, Rod Dee Thai, Gyro City, and Neighborhoods Coffee & Crepes.
“The menu will be very much the same as Ebi; we will be using the same fish distributers,” says owner Jose Garcia. “We will have good deals on lunch combos.” The restaurant will be smaller than Ebi, seating 16, and Garcia expects that more than half of the business at Sushi Kappo will likely be takeout.
“[Sushi Kappo] is named after a famous restaurant in Japan,” says Garcia, who co-owns Ebi Sushi (290 Somerville Ave., Union Square, Somerville) with his uncle Adolfo but is sole owner of the new business. Garcia is also a co-owner of the Sapporo Ramen inside H Mart in Cambridge’s Central Square.
Prior to opening Ebi in 2011, Garcia worked at Blue Fin inside the Porter Exchange building in Cambridge for seven years. “I was passionate about Japanese food, and that's what drove me to open Ebi: I wanted to be a serious Japanese chef,” says Garcia, who hails from Guatemala. “It wasn't without its struggles, but I've made it what it is today.”
Garcia is targeting an October 1 opening for Sushi Kappo.