Hopefully Kitsune’s tuna roll will be among the “old favourites” that makes it to the new menu.
Hopefully Kitsune’s tuna roll will be among the “old favourites” that makes it to the new menu.

Kitsune makes a comeback (sushi fans can cheer)

Ami Goto’s cozy Japanese restaurant in north end Halifax reopens this Friday, July 16.

Kitsune Food Co. will make its triumphant return this Friday, July 16 at 4pm. “We’ve missed you all so much and are so looking forward to seeing you all again,” says owner and chef Ami Goto, who started the small Japanese cafe five years ago in what used to be a garage attached to Mother’s Pizza at 5710 Young Street.

Kitsune temporarily shut down back in May, when Goto’s partner Eric McIntyre took a job outside the restaurant. “The plan is to take some much needed time off as well as revamp our business model into something more efficient and easier for our customers to access,” said Goto in an Instagram post at the time.

Since opening in 2016, Kitsune has curated a small but beloved menu of sushi, karaage chicken, gyoza and other Japanese snacks. With Friday’s reopening, Kitsune will focus on the same intimate atmosphere it always did, but switching to online ordering to streamline the process.

“The site will be going live in a few days so you can check out our new menu—some new dishes and a lot of the old favourites!” says Goto in the re-opening announcement post. “We’re really excited to try out this new online ordering system and appreciate your support as we get back on our feet.”

About The Author

Victoria Walton

Victoria has been a full-time reporter with The Coast since April 2020, covering such topics as COVID-19, small business and restaurants. Victoria previously worked at NEWS 95.7 and HalifaxToday, and did a quick stint in the film industry after graduating from the University of King’s College School of Journalism...

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