In the midst/aftermath of the pandemic, it can be hard to keep track of what’s open, what’s new and what’s gone, especially in the food industry where turnover is quick and often quiet. So we’re here to share some of the newest food spots that have opened in the Triad recently. From sushi spots to a new deli, this list proves that there’s still a vibrant food scene here, all we have to do is support it!
Editor’s Note: Hours for restaurants change like NC weather so please contact businesses directly for the most up-to-date hours.
Also! New restaurants typically take a while to iron out all of their kinks and in the midst of a labor shortage, many may struggle with maintaining regular hours or menu items. Remember to be kind and patient if you want them to succeed!
Hokkaido Ramen & Sushi
This spot is one of a handful of new sushi offerings on this list and honestly, we’re not complaining. Located off of Wendover Avenue at 6010 Landmark Center Blvd. (think near Red Lobster and Home Depot), Hokkaido celebrated their soft opening on Aug. 8. their menu includes curry dishes, fried rice and noodles, and of course, a myriad of sushi. The spot also adds to the area’s growing ramen scene with everything from classic tonkotsu to spicy to a dry veggie ramen. Learn more at hokkaidoramensushi.com.
Shish House Greensboro
Adding to West Market Streets vibrant international cuisine is Shish House Greensboro, a new Middle Eastern restaurant. Admittedly, we’re a little late on the notice for this one as it’s been open since early July, but the menu offers comforting classics like shawarma, hummus and falafel in addition to larger entrees of chicken, kafta and more. 4929 W. Market St. No website but you can visit their Facebook here.
We’ve actually been keeping an eye on this business since it started circulating on social media earlier this summer. Unlike most of the other businesses on the list, Reckless Rolls doesn’t have its own brick and mortar but operates out of City Kitch, a commercial kitchen and virtual food hall at 601 Milner Drive, near Guilford College. They offer made-to-order poke bowls, sushi rolls, as well as sushi burritos. To place an order, visit their website here.
Qinji Hawaiian BBQ & Ramen
More ramen is never a bad thing. At this spot, which was formerly ZC Hawaiian, the new owners have combined the previous business’ penchant for Hawaiian food while also adding new items to the menu. Located at 2224 Golden Gate Drive in the same shopping center as Food Lion, Qinji offers the familiar Hawaiian plates and also has ramen, Spam musubi and even a Japanese cold noodle dish called hiyashichuka, which translates to “cold Chinese cuisine.” Learn more at their website here.
Gate City Provisions
Everyone knows a zombie spot when they see one. We’re talking about the locations that have a high turnover rate where no matter what goes in, it seems to only last a few years, if that. 1901 Spring Garden Street was a building just like that but with Gate City Provisions, the location may have met their match for a while. At the helm of the new “not ordinary” deli are the former owners of the beloved Smith Street Diner, which closed in 2020 after 15 years. Now at the new location, which has gone through several iterations from being a sushi burrito spot to a taco place, the owners are offering deli sandwiches, soups, salads and more. Learn more on their Facebook here.
Saint Louis Saveurs
In the old location at 337 W. Wendover Avenue where Dunkin Donuts used to be, a new Senegalese fast-food restaurant has opened. The grand opening, which is scheduled for this Saturday, promises to show customers a taste of Senegalese cooking which includes items like wraps, seafood sandwiches, wings and salads. To learn more, visit the restaurant’s Facebook here.
La Place Internacional
Another zombie location, La Place Internacional is a new Caribbean restaurant open at 2618 Lawndale Drive across from the Target shopping center. According to Google, they’re only open for dinner but we recommend calling ahead (929-431-3884) to make sure.
Located at 727 W. Main Street in Jamestown, Namaste Lumbinin has racked up lots of positive reviews since its opening about a month ago. The restaurant offers an assortment of Indian, Nepalese and Chinese offerings like curries, tandoor specials and chow mein. Visit their website for more info.
Another sushi spot! We love to see it. This fusion restaurant offers a variety of sushi rolls and hibachi entrees. They’ve also got a pick-2 and pick-3 sushi roll special and who doesn’t love that? Check ’em out at 5872 Samet Drive Suite 121 or visit their website for more info.
DK Bones BBQ
For the last month, the owners of DK Bones BBQ have been serving up mouthwatering smoked meats and bbq to customers out of their spot which is located in a food desert at 2006 E. Green Drive in High Point. Their menu includes ribs, chopped bbq, smoked sausage, fried fish and more. Items are prepared daily, according to their menu and are offered until they run out each day. Learn more at their website.
Yumi Sushi Tea & Sake
Ok, it’s getting a little ridiculous, no? I guess the people of the Triad can’t get enough sushi and who’s to blame them? Yumi Sushi Tea & Sake is located inside the new Stock and Grain food hall in High Point at 275 N. Elm Street. They’re one of the first vendors to officially open in the new space and they offer sushi rolls, poke bowls, sushi burritos and of course, sake, beer and tea as their name suggests. Learn more on their website.
Heff’s Burger Club
Open since the beginning of this month, Heff’s Burger Bar is located at 285 W. Fourth Street and offers what appear to be a range of dank smashburgers (vegetarian option available) and fries (crinkle cut). Their motto is “Fine food. No fuss.” Learn more at their website here.
Johnny’s Farmhouse opened at the former Cheddar’s location at 1615 Fox Trot Court in July and offers Southern and American comfort foods like fried chicken, pork chops and some seafood. Operated by John Kazakos, this is the third Johnny’s Farmhouse location with the first locations in Concord and Mooresville. Learn more on their website here.
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