Published in the April 2012 issue of County Connections Magazine
Madison’s First High End Hibachi and Sushi Express
Asian dining has come a long way in the past several years. We have gone from country specific restaurants — Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Indian — sit down and take out, to fusion restaurants. Hibachi grills have become a family favorite. And, we are all seeking out our favorite sit down and to-go spots.
A Mississippi Original
Kam Ni, who has been featured locally on Fox 40 giving Sushi demonstrations, and his sister and business partner Ling, are owners of the Ichiban Dining Group. They are well known in the community for their Ichiban restaurants in Flowood (www.ichibandining.com), and most recently several Berry Berry Good Yogurt shops (www.berryberrygoodyogurt.com). The Ichiban Buffet is widely known as arguably the best Chinese and Sushi buffet in the area, and has been recognized as such by winning a national award for TOP 100 Chinese / Asian Restaurant and the 2011 & 2012 Jackson Free Press Awards for “Best Buffet.” The Ichiban Grill offers hibachi dining, great for the whole family, and high end sushi in an upscale, date-friendly atmosphere. The thing that is in common with all of their restaurants is impeccable attention to quality and detail. The Nis are now bringing their culinary arts to a new concept: Red Samurai.
Meet Red Samurai
Kam and Ling launched their new concept, Red Samurai, in Madison on May 21st and they are already garnering a lot of attention from patrons and the local restaurant community. Red Samurai promises high quality Hibachi and Sushi in an express atmosphere. Kam says, “There are other asian take out restaurants, but we use quality ingredients, just like our Ichiban restaurants. We have time honored recipes that are proven favorites.”
Home in Madison
Red Samurai is located in front of the “Super” Kroger on Highway 51 next to the new Berry Berry Good Yogurt. This is the first Asian style restaurant the Ichiban Dining Group has opened in Madison. Previously, those living in Madison had to make the trek to Flowood to experience the quality cuisine offered at Ichiban.
It is Quality and Flavor!
The real draw, of course, is not just the convenience for those in Madison. It is the flavors! And, those who know Sushi, know Ichiban’s tradition of the highest quality sushi in the area. From the select rice to the freshest fish, there is no compromise.
Red Samurai is located on Highway 51 in Madison in front of the “Super” Kroger. For more information, visit www.redsamuraiexpress.com, call 769.300.0654, or visit www.IchibanDining.com for more information on any of the Ichiban Dining properties.
Bryan Carter is an author, a member of thinkWRITE Guild, and a contributing writer for County Connections.