Ijji, the nigiri-only omakase restaurant on Divis, is changing formats. It opened in February with a $70 to $80 eight-course menu, and will now solely serve a 19-course menu for $135.
Chef and co-owner Billy Kong (Saru) made the decision with co-owner Kua Chuang (Seiya in San Carlos) based on customer feedback, citing their “very sophisticated palates” and “an appreciation for how special the ingredients we use are” as the impetus for the change. The new menu has five appetizers, soup, and 13 pieces of nigiri. The $135 price tag does not include beverages, taxes, or gratuity.
The rest of the 15-seat restaurant remains unchanged, with 90 percent of fish still being imported from Japan, as is much of the restaurant’s plateware. The menu switch begins on Tuesday, November 1.