It certainly seems like Albert Zheng may soon have a Japanese food empire in Philly, with what he’s got up his sleeve. The Kabuki Sushi owner is planning to open two new restaurants — both named Engimono — on two different blocks of Fairmount Avenue, reports Michael Klein at The Inquirer.
The first Engimono — the name of which is Japanese for “good-luck charm” — will open at 2319 Fairmount Avenue and be a deli that also serves poke. Zheng expects this location — which is settled in the former location of Rybread — to open in November.
The second Engimono will be a sushi restaurant, situated at 1811 Fairmount. Zheng tells The Inquirer that this second restaurant should open early next year. Rybread itself moved not too far away, to 1711 Fairmount.
Zheng is currently the owner of Kabuki Sushi, which is located in Center City just a couple blocks from City Hall.