A new Asian fusion restaurant Open Rice Kitchen has a lease for the former nestware spot at 204 G St. (The housewares and gift store moved earlier this year to 207-B in the E Street Plaza.)
Calvin Liu, a UC Davis graduate, and co-owner Corman Yu, both of Sacramento, want to create a “comfort food” feel. Liu, who is Cantonese, said “open rice” translates to “let’s eat.” The menu is still under development, but diners will order at a counter and have food delivered to their table. There will be beer, wine and – this is G Street – happy hour specials.
Liu plans a Facebook page where future customers can vote for what they’d like to see on the menu.
Davis Commercial Properties brokered the lease.