East Nashville restaurateur Matt Charette will open the doors Tuesday, Nov. 25 to his long-awaited sushi restaurant, Watanabe. Named for chef/co-owner Hide Watanabe, the restaurant is the third in Charette's burgeoning East Nashville dining empire, which includes Batter'd & Fried and Beyond the Edge.
Located in the corner unit of Riverside Village, next door to Mitchell Delicatessen, Watanabe will serve a roster of sushi and Korean and Thai dishes. With a 45-foot bar of stained concrete that doubles as a sushi counter, Watanabe has a license to serve wine and liquor and is working on its beer permit.
Located at 1400 McGavock Pike, Watanabe will serve dinner 4:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.