Junmai Station—the owners of Seminole Heights’ new restaurant concept The best of the bay winner Ebisu Sushi Shack—scheduled to open July 16 on the downtown ground floor Tampa Hyatt House.
Junmai Station, located at 325 N Florida Ave., is a “one-of-a-kind Japanese food kiosk” that focuses on Onigiri, or stuffed rice balls, which are easy to eat on the inch, but still satisfying and healthy.
The menu, so far, has consisted of donburi (bowls of rice), salads and small plates such as spicy edamame and another Japanese street food staple – deep-fried dumplings usually filled with octopus. , green onion and ginger.
Both Junmai and Ebisu belong to Akemi Simmons and her husband Ron. In a previous phone call with Creative Loafing Tampa Bay, Ron said that Akemi, originally from Kobe, Japan, wanted to open a more traditional Japanese concept with less of a sushi focus.
Junmai’s hours of operation will be Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
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