September 30th, 2020
Atlas Restaurant Group to unveil new $1 million teppanyaki room inside Azumi
Originally published by the Baltimore Business Journal
September 29, 2020
Atlas Restaurant Group will add a little sizzle to the dining experience at Azumi beginning next week.
The Harbor East sushi restaurant’s new teppanyaki room will open Oct. 6, Atlas CEO Alex Smith said Monday. The $1 million addition, which highlights fresh seafood cooked on an iron griddle, was inspired by a 2018 trip to Japan.
Smith said he and a group of Atlas employees explored several teppanyaki restaurants while abroad and found a culinary experience beyond the Benihana-style offerings that Americans are already accustomed to. The Japanese teppanyaki grills offered up fresh snapper, live lobster and seasonal vegetables “as a way to show how fresh the product was,” he said.