Teton Kitchen, a Depew restaurant that has built a following for its Japanese home cooking, sushi and Thai dishes, is working on a second location on Transit Road.
The second place will be at 5512 Transit Road, a spot that used to be called Dee's Firehouse Bar & Grill. It's about three miles from 415 Dick Road, where Taka Win and his wife, Khin, opened Teton Kitchen in 2013.
It will take several months to get the building ready for restaurant operation, said Win. He will try to get the operation ready to open by November.
"I'm going to keep Teton Kitchen open," said Win. "A lot of people know me at this small location, and I plan on keeping the menu the same." In 2015, Teton Kitchen topped Yelp's list of the 100 best restaurants in Buffalo.
At the Transit location, "I want to try something different," he said. Fresh seafood grilled is one area he expects to explore. The new place is three or four times as big as his current restaurant.
If he has enough money for the project, he is considering installing a sushi conveyor belt. Called kaiten sushi, it's a restaurant format where customers pluck items they want from a belt running by their table.
"I'm thinking about it," said Win, "but it depends on my finances."
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