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Downtown Boise restaurant to close after 13 ‘untraditional’ years

An order of Dragon’s Eye at Superb Sushi: whole scallion, salmon and fresh lemon zest topped with special lemon sauce.
An order of Dragon’s Eye at Superb Sushi: whole scallion, salmon and fresh lemon zest topped with special lemon sauce. Facebook/Superb Sushi

A longtime sushi destination in Downtown Boise will say goodbye this weekend.

Superb Sushi, which opened at 280 N. 8th St. in 2005, will close after its final day of business Saturday, Oct. 13.

“We’re retiring,” said Brett Nunez, who owns the restaurant with his wife, Lori.

Located in the basement of the Idaho Building below Thomas Hammer Coffee and Wild Root Cafe and Market, Superb Sushi serves “the ultimate untraditional sushi.” The restaurant is known for quick, creative sushi. Earlier this year, Superb Sushi was featured on the Travel Channel TV series “Man v. Food.” Host Casey Webb successfully completed an eating challenge called the “Demon’s Delight,” a spicy sushi and soup.

The Nunezes recently sold their other Super Sushi location, which opened in 2008 and continues to operate inside Lulu’s Pizza at 2594 N. Bogus Basin Road.

They started Superb Sushi in 2003 at the now-defunct Crane Creek Market on Bogus Basin Road. Brett Nunez believes Superb Sushi was one of the first sushi makers operating inside a grocery store not only in Boise, but the country.

“Way ahead of the curve!” he quips.

Online: Superbsushidowntown.com.

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