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Nori Handroll Bar Brings Temaki Sushi to Deep Ellum

The new spot for nori-wrapped fish and rice arrives this weekend

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Nori Handroll Bar, Deep Ellum’s new destination for temaki-style sushi, will officially open its doors this weekend.

A representative for the restaurant at 2814 Elm Street tells Eater that the restaurant will open for limited hours this weekend as it prepares for being at full operating capacity next week. As its name might indicate, Nori will focus on temaki-style sushi, or hand rolls. As CultureMap reported earlier this year, chef Jimmy Park will offer a tight menu of about twelve different hand rolls, all filled with fish from Japan’s famed Tsukiji Fish Market. Photos posted to the shop’s Instagram account indicate that it will have a decidedly trendy vibe, complete with an Instagram-friendly neon sign that reads “#Rollgasm.”

Nori isn’t the city’s first temaki-style sushi spot, and it looks like a trend could be in the making. Earlier this summer, Pok the Raw Bar owner Brandon Cohanim opened hand roll restaurant Namo in West Village. Before venturing out to lead the kitchen at Nori, Park spent time in the kitchen of famed sushi restaurant Nobu, and then worked at Pok the Raw Bar. Coincidence? Probably not.

Nori Handroll Bar will open on September 28 and 29 for limited hours, then kick open the doors officially the following week. Stay tuned for official hours of operation.