A new modern Japanese restaurant is opening in downtown Austin. TenTen will be found at 506 West Sixth Street starting on Monday, January 13 within the first floor of the four-story Blueprint building.
TenTen’s menu will feature sashimi, sushi, and robatayaki (aka robata). The latter is Japanese for “fireside cooking,” where meats and vegetables are cooked over charcoal. As for drinks, there will be sake, cocktails, wine, and beer.
Overseeing the kitchen is chef Jon Oh, who is the executive chef of TenTen’s parent company Nova Hospitality. He also developed the menu for Nova’s other recent nearby spot, the Mediterranean lounge Devil May Care (which had formerly been Italian restaurant Sophia’s and Bess Bistro).
Before Oh came to Austin, he had worked in New York for a while. He was the culinary director of celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian’s namesake hospitality group, as well as the executive chef of celebrity chef Scott Conant’s restaurant Scarpetta.
Rounding out the team is executive sushi chef Yasuo Fujimori. In the U.S., he worked at the Miami location of global chain SushiSamba (which closed last last year), the Miami location of London-based Chinese-Japanese restaurant Novikov, New American sushi chain Kona Grill, and Benihana.
Nova Hospitality is also overseeing another tenant within the Blueprint building: the “Victorian-inspired” nightclub Mayfair, which will be found on the third floor. There is no opening date for the lounge yet.
Also coming to the Blueprint building is Bull & Bowl, a bar with duckpin bowling and mechanical bull-riding, expecting to open sometime in late February or early March.
TenTen’s hours will be from 4:30 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and then from 4:30 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
11:45 a.m.: This article has been updated to include the executive sushi chef of TenTen.
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