Hinman is pleased to announce the opening of Ichimi Sushi in Capital Shoppes. Having officially opened on December 7th of 2015, Ichimi Sushi has already established a few regular customers who have been returning multiple times a week.
Jongman Kim, owner of Ichimi Sushi, prides himself on using high-quality ingredients while keeping prices reasonable in order to ensure a great experience for all customers. The word ichimi is a simple way of saying “very, very delicious,” and is a perfect description of the food at this new restaurant.
Jongman Kim decided to look for a location to open a sushi restaurant when his nephew, Chef Scott Kim expressed his desire to run a sushi bar and kitchen. Chef Scott has ten years of experience perfecting his skills in various Sushi restaurants; two of those years were spent working in restaurants in Japan.
Redeveloped from a former bank drive-thru building, Capital Shoppes was built in 2012 by the Hinman Company. Since then, the retail center has been consistently 100% leased by tenants such as Advia Credit Union, BC Nails, Express Employment Professionals, Raymond James, and Weight Watchers. The quality tenants, modern look of the building, and prime location on one of the busiest streets in Battle Creek are what attracted Kim to Capital Shoppes.
When designing the interior of the restaurant, the goal was to create a warm, family-friendly environment. This is portrayed through warm yellow walls, simple decor and darker wood grains used in the furniture, some of which Kim and Chef Scott built themselves.
When dining at Ichimi, every table of customers is given a small, complimentary plate of edamame to share. The house special is the Ichimi Volcano, a sushi roll with eel, fried white tuna, crab, flying fish roe, and various sauces. Each sauce is made in house, and each dish is personally decorated by the chef, with no two ever exactly alike. This reflects the importance in Japanese culture for sushi and sashimi to be both visually appealing and enjoyable to eat.
With the hopes of growing the business and possibly expanding in the future, the restaurant’s six employees work diligently to make sure customers have the best possible dining experience.
Ichimi Sushi is open Tuesday through Sunday, from 11 am to 10 pm, and is located at 2550 Capital Avenue, Battle Creek, Michigan.Go Back to News & Media