Eater first brought you the excellent news in August that Vancouver, B.C.-based Suika Snack Bar is moving into the former 611 Supreme space in Capitol Hill. Details about the Canadian restaurant's opening have been kept almost as closely under wraps as another Vancouver transplant, the sandwich shop Meat & Bread -- there's a liquor license posted outside the Meat & Bread location next to Slab Sandwiches + Pie, a good indicator that the place is indeed happening. Back to Suika: we now know that its first day is within reach. Although a soft opening could go down earlier, Makoto, the owner, confirms that Suika's grand opening will happen sometime next week.
What's the big deal, anyway? Going on what we know from the fusiony menu at Suika's Vancouver outpost (and Kingyo, its very popular sister Izakaya restaurant,) there's a lot to look forward to: pork belly bibimbap, "The Hellz" chicken, deep fried and tossed with jalapeno, lemon, garlic, vinegar, hot sauce, and tabasco, and a section titled "no sushi no life."
Suika Snack Bar, website, 611 E Pine St., Capitol Hill