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New sushi joint opens in northeast Fresno

Sushi 015Roll One for Mi, “a sushi joint,” has opened in northeast Fresno.

The restaurant opened on 4/20 in the Via Montaña shopping center at Champlain Drive and Shepherd Avenue (that’s the one with Yosemite Ranch and Vino & Friends).

The restaurant brings together three sushi chefs who have worked at Wassabi, Roe, Sushi Day and Yoshino. The large menu includes raw fish, along with cooked fish, chicken and beef dishes and bento boxes. See images of the menu below (click on them to enlarge).

One favorite not on the menu: The rattlesnake roll with spicy tuna, shrimp tempura, asparagus and cream cheese wrapped in a tortilla and deep fried “like a sushi chimichanga,” says co-owner Steve Wayte.

Wayte and Tom Tymn opened the restaurant after the economy took out their construction supply and fire sprinkler companies. Wayte is the co-founder of the local Tea Party and hosted the Tea Party Boot Camp radio show on KYNO.

But Tymn is quick to point out that Wayte won’t talk politics with you if you don’t want to. And despite the pun on marijuana in the name, you won’t find any at the restaurant. “Mi,” by the way, is Japanese for beauty, Wayte says.

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