Takashi To Take Slurping Turtle To Ann Arbor


He’s been a well-liked and highly visible Chicago chef for years now, but once Takashi Yagihashi (Takashi, Slurping Turtle) was a Detroit chef at Tribute in Farmington Hills, and now he’s getting ready to take a step back into his old state, if not his former hometown. A second Slurping Turtle is planned for Ann Arbor sometime later this year, Takashi tells the Detroit Free Press. The basic concept would be the same, but there would be some differences— requests for sushi in Chicago, which the layout of the Chicago restaurant can’t really accommodate on more than a very modest level, mean that the Ann Arbor Turtle would have a sushi bar built in. A location is not fixed yet, but that he’ll be somewhere in Ann Arbor is: “I love the city of Ann Arbor. It’s a beautiful town and it has interesting people and I would love to do a restaurant there… I think the communities and the cultures there are fascinating,” he told the paper. [Detroit Free Press, h/t ChiTribFood/Culinary Woman]

Previously: Watch Takashi Make Authentic Japanese Shoyu Ramen