Words & Deeds

Boise outdoor sushi bar, patio will roll in spring

Formerly The Dish, the space at 205 N. 10th St. in Boise is slated to become a Willowcreek Grill and Raw Sushi in March.
Formerly The Dish, the space at 205 N. 10th St. in Boise is slated to become a Willowcreek Grill and Raw Sushi in March. mdeeds@idahostatesman.com

If there’s one thing Boise loves, it’s a restaurant patio.

So we have to be stoked about the new Willowcreek Grill and Raw Sushi coming to 205 N. 10th St. by spring.

Downtown Boise is about to have a new outdoor sushi patio.

“A counter where we’ll have a sushi guy,” owner Brian McGill explains. “He’ll be inside, but the bar will be open to the patio. So you can actually sit at the bar and have the sushi guy in front of you.”

You know that outdoor beer bar at 10 Barrel Brewing Co.? Similar concept.

“Sushi on the patio — it just involves the guest more,” McGill says.

Inside, Willowcreek Grill also will have an open kitchen. Patrons will be able to watch food being prepared.

McGill says his dual-concept restaurant — tentatively scheduled to open March 6 — essentially will have the same menu as his Willowcreek Grill and Raw Sushi at 2273 S. Vista Ave., which will remain operational after the second location debuts.

“I think we’re trimming down just a couple items on the sushi for Downtown,” McGill says.

McGill also plans to offer a $6.99 grab-and-go lunch available from a cooler in the lobby out front. “Wrap, sandwich, salad — whatever’s in there that day,” he says. “Quick lunch. That’s where Downtown is. Everybody, they have 40 minutes for lunch. They’re in a hurry.”

Downtown’s Willowcreek Grill and Raw Sushi will be in the former home of McGill’s restaurant The Dish, which closed in September of 2016 after a three-year run.

Check facebook.com/willowcreek.boise for updates.

Michael Deeds: 208-377-6407, @michaeldeeds

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