Sushi Train is on track to open soon in the restaurant space on White Bridge Road where Chef Yang’s Chinese buffet used to reside.
Chef Alan Yang is also the owner of Sushi Train. He closed the buffet five months ago to completely renovate the space and reopen it with a new focus on sushi and other Japanese favorites like tempura, along with hibachi and Chinese entrees.
The buffet is gone, replaced by a more unique food delivery system: the titular sushi train. It’s actually a conveyor belt that circulates sushi and other delicacies on little plates for diners to spot, grab and make their own.
The new place will serve beer and wine, as well. Sushi Train aims to open around Nov. 1 at 94 White Bridge Road.
(A version of this story appeared in my Food Biz column in The City Paper and online in the Nashville Post.)