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New Japanese Restaurant Kai Will Open Late Summer in Plano

The specialty? Meat grilled over hot charcoal

Sushi at Kai’s sister restaurant Lounge 31.
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Construction just began at the Legacy West development in Plano on a new Japanese restaurant that will be all about grilled meat. Dallas CultureMap reports that Kai from the Lombardi Family Concepts restaurant group is slated to open in late summer. Lombardi’s restaurants include Bistro 31, Lounge 31, Penne Pomodoro, Taverna, Toulouse, and more. Chef King Dey is heading up the kitchen, per CultureMap.

When diners step into Kai, the focal point will be an open robatayaki kitchen, where meat will be grilled over hot charcoal. The 5,500-square-foot restaurant will have an airy look, with mid-century-modern interiors along with two patios.

The restaurant will be open for lunch, dinner, and brunch on Sundays, and it stays open late with closing hours at midnight Sunday through Wednesday and 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.