Food Notes: Two new sushi spots headed for Downtown; Starbucks renovates 17th Street store

doland@idahostatesman.comSeptember 6, 2013 


Lucky Fins is preparing to open on The Grove plaza.

Two new restaurants are on pace to open in Boise in late September.

• Lucky Fins Seafood Sushi Grill, at 801 W. Main St., will be the second Idaho location for Lucky Fins. Lucky Fins has one at 1441 N. Eagle Road in Meridian, and another in Greenley, Colo.

Renovations on the Downtown building, which include a patio adjacent to The Grove plaza, are nearing completion and hiring is in full swing.

• Dharma Sushi and Thai, a new fast-casual sushi and Thai concept, replaced Caffe Capri at the corner of the Adelmann Building, at Capitol Boulevard and Idaho Street.

Co-owners Zach Glaze and Ashley Pivik moved down from Pullman, Wash., where they worked at Tokyo Seoul.

Dharma will feature sushi rolls, Thai salads and a curry of the day — red, yellow, and green and a few creative twists on them all. Look for signature Maki Discs — platters of four sushi rolls, each with its own designer sauce.

The restaurant also will offer orders for pick up and delivery within Downtown and the North End. You’ll also be able to order on its website,, and at

Dharma will be open late most nights. Hours will be 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays-Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-3 a.m. Wednesday-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-4 a.m. Fridays-Saturdays.


Rendezvous Restaurant is now open in the former Seasons Bistro location at 1117 E. Winding Creek Drive, Eagle.

It’s owned by the former Russian Bear Cafe team of Svetlana Mironov and Oleg Mironov. The Russian Bear was at 600 S. Rivershore Lane, Eagle.

Rendezvous serves up Russian and Eastern European dishes such as borscht, cabbage rolls and potato pancakes, along with American favorites such as steaks, roasted lamb and braised duck breast.

It also features an extensive wine list and a selection of local and Russian beers

It’s open from 4:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays and 4:30-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Phone: 939-1911.


The Starbucks Coffee at 1797 W. State St. is closed for a complete remodel. Its planned reopening is Sept. 9, according to a notice on the door.

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