Orange is set to taste a new flavour with a Japanese restaurant opening in Summer Street in the next few weeks.
Raku Izakaya will be run by owner John Lee and experienced Japanese-cuisine chef Seung Ju Lee.
Mr (John) Lee said “the first modernised Japanese cuisine in Orange,” would be served.
He said it would be a step above a sushi-train style cafe.
“It will be a great place to eat and drink combining an intriguing and cosy atmosphere with excellent Japanese dishes and a variety of drinks,” he said.
He said the food would offer Japanese dishes with ingredients from both the Orange area and further afield.
“This is our first business,” he said.
He said he had several links to Orange and they decided it was a good place to open a restaurant.
It will be at the former ProvVista pizza shop site.
Chef Lee started work at a Japanese restaurant in Korea in 1999, moved to Australia in 2005 and has worked in several Japanese restaurants in Sydney.
Orange has a Japanese restaurant at the other end of Summer Street plus at least two sushi cafes.
HANDS ON BUSINESS
A wellness and massage centre established several years ago is up for sale.
Anula Healing in Kite Street currently employs three beauty therapists, 10 massage therapists, an associate specialising in Chinese medicine, a psychic medium plus a full-time receptionist.
It has six therapy rooms including two for beauty therapy.
Network Infinity real estate agent Guneev Singh from Sydney said it would suit an investor or owner operator.
“The owner only needs to come to work a couple of days per week as there is plenty of staff to look after clients,” he said.
Mr Singh said it was the first time the business had been offered for sale.
SET TO MAKE A SPLASH
The Greengate Pool Centre is on the move.
Owner Nick Cunial said he was leasing the shop in the Greengate shopping centre but would be moving to the former Inkability shop in William Street.
Mr Cunial said the new venue would have a new name, Poolside Orange, when it opened.
He said they were now looking to find another tenant to take over the Greengate site.