Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hokkaido Asian Bistro owner opens 2nd location

ALBANY - - Tony You is the latest restaurant entrepreneur to repurpose a former chain building to open a locally-owned venture.

The Hokkaido Sushi House & Asian Cuisine, an offshoot of You's original Hokkaido Asian Bistro in Glenmont, has opened for business in a former Friendly's restaurant at 820 Central Avenue.

The new restaurant has the same menu as the original, an extensive offering of sushi, noodle dishes, Thai entrees, soups and salads. You can get a look at it here.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, until 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. The restaurant has a full bar. Phone: 482-9888.

Incidentally, the Times Union had an interesting recent story on local restaurateurs converting former chain locations. It's available online.

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