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New Japanese Restaurant Opening on Clayton Road

Minamoto has its grand opening event on Aug. 17 at Clayton Road and Treat Boulevard.

Minamoto Japanese Restaurant is located at 4305 Clayton Rd.
Minamoto Japanese Restaurant is located at 4305 Clayton Rd.

Concordians will have a new place to go for a sushi fix come Aug. 17, when Minamoto Japanese restaurant opens at 4305 Clayton Rd.

The family-style restaurant is owned by Nana Bishou Enterprises, Inc., which also manages two restaurants in San Francisco — Kushi Tsuru Restaurant and Isobune Sushi.

Minamoto Restaurant is approximately 2,600 square feet, contains seating for around 90 guests, according to a press release. The restaurant includes a sushi bar as well as table seating and the food has "strong roots in authentic Japanese cooking," but with an American twist, according to the restaurant. The menu includes rolls, ramen and izakaya-style dishes. 

The grand opening event on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, will take place in the parking lot next to the restaurant from 2 p.m and begins with a purification ceremony conducted by Rv. Kawahatsu from Konko Church followed by a performance by the San Francisco Taiko Dojo. There will be a greeting from Nanako Coates, President and CEO of Nana Bishou Enterprises, Inc, and Vice Mayor of Concord Tim Grayson.

There will also be a sake barrel opening and buffet-style food sampling for guests inside the restaurant at around 3:30 p.m.

“We are very excited to be a part of the community of Concord,” said Coates, whose parents opened their first Japanese restaurant in 1978 in San Francisco and a second in 1982.

“Minamoto” in Japanese means origin or source, according to Nana Bishou Enterprises, and reflects the restaurant's aim to get back to origins and provide a "bona fide Japanese dining experience.”

Minamoto is located at 4305 Clayton Rd. #A and will be open from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday through Monday.

For more information, visit www.minamoto-restaurant.com or call (925) 687-7770.

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