Sushi Ronin, Corey Baker’s LoHi original hit, expands with a spin on that creation dubbed Izakaya Ronin inside RiNo’s Industry complex.
The two-story dinner and late-night restaurant replaces shuttered izakaya and ramen shop Tengu at 3053 Brighton Blvd. The existing minimal and industrial interior may have inspired Izakaya Ronin's promotional imagery, which references Tokyo’s Memory Lane restaurant row, famed for its yakitori menus and tiny after-work bars.
Chef Baker revealed to WestWorld earlier this year that he plans to import a similar atmosphere and menu found at Sushi Ronin to the upper level, while downstairs will feature more of the Shinjuku district inspiration and offer late-night izakaya food.
Now hiring, Izakaya Ronin describes itself to potential employees as “an intimate community experience that engages, educates and delights.”
Baker’s resume includes time at Sushi Den and Sushi Hai before launching his omakase-forward menu and curated sake and spirits list at 2930 Umatilla in early 2016.