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Chef takes centre stage at tiny sushi restaurant.

Byline: SANJEETA BAINS News Reporter

IT is the little restaurant that is hoping for a big future after opening near the city centre.

Gaijin Sushi in Bristol Street seats just 10 people.

But it is proving small is beautiful as it is a little gem of sushi heaven!

All the seats at the bar overlook the sushi making station which is built on a stage - ensuring a "food as theatre" experience.

The head chef and co-owner at Gaijin - which means the "outside person" - will be recognisable to Birmingham's sushi lovers.

Everyone restaurant their food and also diners. hiding Michal Polish-born Michal Kubiak previously worked at Sushi Passion in the Great Western Arcade.

The chef, who moved to Brum and the UK in 2014, said: "Diners always liked to see how I was preparing the dishes.

"There is definitely an artistry involved. So at my restaurant I wanted to ensure there was no need to lean over - on my 'stage' I am raised 15 cm from the floor.

"Everyone inside the restaurant can watch their food being prepared and also those of other diners. There's no hiding for me!" Michal added: "My business partners and I knew this place was perfect - it's on the main road but inside it's small enough for the kind of intimate dining experience I wanted to create."

Michal's passion for making sushi began eight years ago, while working at a Japanese restaurant in his home city Wrocklaw, in Western Poland.

"Owning my own restaurant is a dream come true, he said."

inside the can watch being prepared those of other There's no for me!

Kubiak " On the extensive sushi and sashimi menu, choose from delights such as sea urchin sashimi at PS13.50 or crispy prawn futomaki priced PS5.50. The restaurant also serves miso soup at PS2.50.

Gaijin Sushi is open Monday to Saturday from 2pm to 10pm and 1pm to 10pm on Sundays. The restaurant takes bookings but walk-ins are welcome - if there is room!

Everyone inside the restaurant can watch their food being prepared and also those of other diners. There's no hiding for me! Michal Kubiak urchin

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Date:Mar 12, 2018
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