More fine dining tables with a multicultural twist will be set in downtown Ann Arbor when Kuroshio
opens for dinner at 120 E. Liberty St. this month. General Manager Alan Wang plans a grand opening before the Christmas holiday, but an announcement will not be made until a certificate of occupancy has been received.
The cuisine will be Asian fusion, with an emphasis on Japanese, sushi included. And as part of the full bar, Japanese liquors will be poured.
The entire exterior and interior were overhauled. New, larger windows have been installed. "We wanted to try to make the space look bigger," Wang says. "The ceilings are higher than they were before."
The interior, with seating capacity for 130-140, has new light fixtures and carpeting. "It's going to look very modern, with some traces of Asian influence."
To start, Kuroshio will be open for dinner daily. Wang hopes to serve lunch as well, but that is contingent on adequate staffing levels. "We're still in the hiring process," he says. "We're hoping to hire between 30 and 40 part-time and full-time employees."
Source: Alan Wang, general manager of Kuroshio
Writer: Tanya Muzumdar