TUESDAY, SEPT. 18: A new Japanese restaurant has opened in St George’s giving the old town something new with exotic flavours.
Tamasun’s Japanese Restaurant had a soft opening last month and is serving up sushi, Chinese specialties and more.
Tammy Warner owns Tamasun’s and Jason Clarke manages it.
Mr Clarke said the restaurant was opened because there was a demand for Japanese cuisine.
Being a sushi enthusiast, Ms Warner recognized there were a good number of people who wanted not only the food but the whole experience.
“Opening in St George's was inspired by the direction the town will be heading in the near future as a tourist/local hub for entertainment and fine dining.”
As far as the food goes, the manager said: “Our menu is pretty consistent with known Japanese cuisine including an array of tempura dishes, sashimi and nigiri.
“Our specialties include, but are not limited to Tamasun's special roll, a combo of crab stick tempura, cucumber, and avocado inside and on the outside pass scallop, masago, mayo over a flame topped with Tamasun's style special sauce.
“Also, we have Spicy Tuna Taltal which is a new way to prepare spicy tuna unique to Tamasun's.”
Mr Clarke said the restaurant caters to any and everyone.
“We here at Tamasun's do not discriminate as far as who we cater to.
“Locals are the life blood of restaurant but we also entertain tourists and expat workers.
“Experienced sushi diners will be impressed by our chef and his limitless abilities and we welcome all sushi enthusiast one in the same.
“We also offer Chinese dishes for those who are not into the whole sushi thing.”
Asked why a decision was made to open during a recession and in St George’s, Mr Clarke said: “Because there isn't one Japanese Restaurant that has closed down in Bermuda it was an easy choice for Ms Warner to go in this direction regardless of the economic downturn.
“However, no matter what business one enters in, debt is inevitable, but as long as it is recognized and steps are in place to see profit then we should have no problem facing the current economic climate.
“Ms Warner isn't trying to be a millionaire over night, she just enjoys sharing her passion with the St George's community and bringing a bit of modern flavor to the city is rewarding in itself.”
Mr Clarke says Tamasun’s has something for everyone.
He claimed Tamsun’s has the only Japanese chef in Bermuda and urged residents to make the trip to St George’s as it will be worth their while.
“Our Chinese fusion dishes are full of flavour and the decor inside of Tamasun's gives one the illusion they are in a Japanese garden.
“Our floor staff is 100 per cent Bermudian and we guarantee the best service islandwide.
“We have no problem catering to our customers’ every whim.”
Tamasun’s is located across from Somer’s Supermart at the old Crisson’s location.
They are open Tuesday to Thursday from 11am to 3pm for lunch and 6pm to 10pm for dinner.
Friday to Sunday, the hours are 11am to 3pm and 6pm to 11pm.