Midtown’s Colony Square is in the middle of a massive redevelopment, with a new movie theater and a food hall, Main and Main, both under construction. Just a few weeks ago, Colony Square opened the Grove, a 10,000-square-foot park designed for lounging and eating. And later this summer, the Indigo Road restaurant team led by Steve Palmer—known for O-Ku, Colletta, Donetto, Tiny Lou’s, and Oak Steakhouse—will open a casual sushi spot called Sukoshi. Located on Peachtree Street facing the semi-circular driveway near 5Church, Sukoshi will offer counter service and to-go sushi, poke bowls, salads, and Japanese bites. A five-course, 30-minute, $30 “omakase” experience will also be available.
“The idea came up back when North American Properties first bought Colony Square,” Palmer says. “They asked us to do a pop-up, and we got excited about it. Due to madness of construction, it never materialized. We decided to open it anyway.”
Palmer and team opened a Sukoshi in Charlotte in December 2018 and plan to bring what they’ve learned at that outpost to Colony Square. “It’s been really well received. It’s a lot of fun,” Palmer says.
Palmer hasn’t yet selected a chef, but says about 25 percent of the menu will be comprised of O-Ku favorites. Options include sashimi, nigiri, specialty rolls, shrimp, dumplings, bao, and “mega maki” (Sukoshi’s version of a sushi burrito). Salads, edamame, and premade rolls will be for sale in a grab-and-go display. The entire menu can be ordered at the counter or in advance via a mobile app. To drink, there will be beer, wine, sake, and sparkling green tea, plus house-made fountain favorites like yuzu lemonade and hibiscus ginger tea.
Reservations will be available, but walk-ins are welcome, too—even for the omakase. “I live in the neighborhood and am excited to have more offerings, especially at night,” Palmer says.
The 2,000-square-foot space will seat 30 guests. Palmer describes it as “light and airy, cheeky and playful.” It’ll be decorated with light wood and colorful graphics of sushi, chopsticks, and fish tails.