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RJ20130521_chinoise-060Chef Thoa Nguyen opens first restaurant east of Seattle in Issaquah Highlands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Issaquah Highlands, WA October 11, 2013

By mid-November, Eastside residents and visitors to The Grand Ridge Plaza - Issaquah Highlands will have a noteworthy contemporary dining option for affordable, healthy, authentic Pan-Pacific Rim food and specialty cocktails, when Chinoise Sushi Bar & Asian Grill Issaquah Highlands opens.   

Chef Thoa Nguyen, a pioneer in West Coast Pan-Pacific Rim cuisine, opened her first area restaurant Chinoise Sushi Bar & Asian Grill in 1996,
going on to open and operate additional restaurants since then. (The Islander, Thoa’s, multiple Chinoise locations and Wabi-Sabi Sushi Bar & Restaurant.)

“At Grand Ridge Plaza we join 17 newly opened retail stores and restaurants (with more to come), that didn’t exist last year at this time. The Issaquah Highlands Urban Village is a pedestrian and bike friendly place that is family friendly and invites interaction. Our Chinoise location here, is next to the Regal Stadium 12 RPX® & IMAX® Theater, explains Chef Thoa, we are very much looking forward to serving the diverse residents of this exploding community.”

About Chinoise Restaurants:

Founded in Seattle by chef, restaurateur Thoa Nguyen, Chinoise Sushi Bar & Asian Grill is a contemporary Pan-Pacific Rim restaurant defined by its fresh, beautiful food from sushi to pho, and wok dishes to summer salad rolls. Approachable, affordable, fun, friendly, and authentic, since 1996.

ADDRESS: Chinoise Sushi Bar & Asian Grill - Issaquah Highlands • 936 Park Drive • Issaquah, WA 98029 •  425-394-4177

PARKING: There are ample surface parking lots and street parking all around Grand Ridge Plaza.

SEATING: Light, contemporary décor, 81 seats, sushi bar, full bar with Asian inspired specialty drinks, seasonal patio facing Grand Ridge Plaza.