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New Japanese restaurant open in Tonawanda

A restaurant called 546 Yakitori & Donburi has opened in the Tonawanda building that last held Ying's K Café.

The new place at 546 Niagara Falls Blvd. specializes in Japanese dishes like stir-fries, noodles and skewers. Yakitori is a grilled chicken skewer, and donburi is a rice bowl, usually finished with a braised or fried topping.

Appetizers range from pork or vegetable gyoza dumplings ($3.95) to grilled beef short ribs ($9.95).

Skewers, which come in threes, are $3.95 (chicken) to $4.95 (enoki mushrooms wrapped in bacon). Donburi, served with a bowl of miso soup, run $7.95 (chicken) to eel ($10.95).

According to Wen Chen, a manager, the restaurant's soft-opening period began about two weeks ago.

There is no alcohol at the restaurant, but the owners have applied for a liquor license, she said.

Hours: 4 p.m.-midnight Sunday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, Saturday. Phone: 835-0090.

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