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    New sushi restaurant poised to open in Dayton

    By Mark Fisher | Thursday, September 29, 2011

    Three Oakwood natives are poised to open their new sushi restaurant called Fusian at 1200 Brown St. near the University of Dayton.

    Harman described Fusian as a “fast-casual sushi restaurant” at which customers essentially create their own sushi roll in a service style similar to Chipotle. “We assemble your order right in front of you,” Harman said, from a choice of ingredients that include — but go beyond — uncooked fish to include cooked steak and chicken and several vegetable options.

    READ MORE: http://www.daytondailynews.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/dayton/taste/entries/2011/09/29/new_sushi_restaurant_poised_to.html

    WEBSITE: http://www.eatfusian.com/

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    I could be wrong, but my gut reaction was that this sounds like a bad idea. I’m really curious as to how they can prepare the rolls quickly enough to keep the ‘fast’ in ‘fast casual’.

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    drew said:
    I could be wrong, but my gut reaction was that this sounds like a bad idea. I’m really curious as to how they can prepare the rolls quickly enough to keep the ‘fast’ in ‘fast casual’.

    Good point. I did not think about the speed of preparation, but I would love being able to choose what goes in my sushi and it being fresh.

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    drew said:
    I could be wrong, but my gut reaction was that this sounds like a bad idea. I’m really curious as to how they can prepare the rolls quickly enough to keep the ‘fast’ in ‘fast casual’.

    Sounds like a Food Adventures road trip. ;)

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    Walker said:
    Sounds like a Food Adventures road trip. ;)

    I have family ’round those parts, so I’ll definitely check it out sooner or later.

    Have to also admit to a strong curiosity in Chipotle-alike concepts in general.

    arualpalm said:
    Good point. I did not think about the speed of preparation, but I would love being able to choose what goes in my sushi and it being fresh.

    Do you feel that most traditional sushi restaurants don’t provide a sufficient selection and/or freshness?

    I guess for me, the big advantage would be in time savings… and I’m just unsure of how they can pull that off. And, if they can pull it off, does it somehow compromise quality?

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    I grabbed lunch here during my last Cincy trip. It’s a brilliant concept and their system works flawlessly. Is it the best sushi? No. But it’s good and endlessly customizable and the staff was soooo nice. The non seafood options are a nice touch too for those who might not try sushi for lack of interest in ocean critters. They have a cool rice thingie that presses a square of sushi rice onto a sheet of nori. Then it slides down the line just like chipotle. They have a cutting machine that slices it perfectly. Add some sauces perhaps, sesame or some roe and voila! I’d love to see a few of these in Columbus, and I tweeted to tell them so. :)

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    I grabbed lunch here during my last Cincy trip. It’s a brilliant concept and their system works flawlessly. Is it the best sushi? No. But it’s good and endlessly customizable and the staff was soooo nice. The non seafood options are a nice touch too for those who might not try sushi for lack of interest in ocean critters. They have a cool rice thingie that presses a square of sushi rice onto a sheet of nori. Then it slides down the line just like chipotle. They have a cutting machine that slices it perfectly. Add some sauces perhaps, sesame or some roe and voila! I’d love to see a few of these in Columbus, and I tweeted to tell them so. :)

    Huh, cool. Color me intrigued.

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    Fusian Bringing Sushi to South Campus Gateway
    Published on January 24, 2013 9:30 am
    By: Walker

    The South Campus Gateway is getting a taste for raw fish next month with the grand opening of FUSIAN, a fast-casual sushi restaurant where you can choose your own ingredients to create your own rolls. The restaurant is the brainchild of brothers (and OSU grads) Zach and Josh Weprin, along with partner Stephan Harman. They launched their first FUSIAN location in Downtown Cincinnati in 2010 with a second location at the University of Dayton.

    READ MORE: http://www.columbusunderground.com/fusian-bringing-sushi-to-south-campus-gateway

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    subway, chipotle, piada, fresh 50, fusian. Seems to be a trend? :)

    Anyone remember Fuddruckers? Didn’t they have a build your burger type of set up?

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    geoyui said:
    subway, chipotle, piada, fresh 50, fusian. Seems to be a trend? :)

    And many many more…

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Fast_casual_restaurants

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    Restaurant Review: Fusian
    Published on March 27, 2013 10:30 am
    By: Miriam Bowers Abbott

    It had to happen eventually. The Chipotle assembly-line BYOB (build your own burrito) style has invaded practically every eating genre: pizza, pasta, salads and stir-fry… And now the South Campus Gateway has added a restaurant called Fusian, it serves assembly-line sushi.

    READ MORE: http://www.columbusunderground.com/restaurant-review-fusian-ma1

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    Awesome! FUSIAN just dropped off sushi in our office today for lunch! Thanks guys! :D

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    Stopped in today for lunch, and it was pretty tasty. I was a little weirded out by the pre-portioned cream cheese as I went down the line, but as I don’t believe in dairy in my sushi, it didn’t bug me.

    The fact that the guy slicing rolls at the end of the line implied I was a graduating senior didn’t hurt either. (I’m in my mid-30s.)

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