A new sushi restaurant is opening soon in Twin Falls in the same parking lot as Idaho Joe's. The business is currently hiring for several different positions.O-Ki is a new sushi and teppanyaki restaurant that is rumored to be holding its soft opening soon. I visited the new location recently and found a hiring sign on the door, with several applications provided to those seeking employment in the unlocked lobby. I had to ask a co-worker what teppanyaki was, and it's basically a fun word to say that means they'll prepare a combination of fish, vegetables, meat and rice-- on a hot plate tableside--for customers to enjoy.

O-Ki is located in the old building formerly occupied by Sakura Japanese Steak House, next to Anytime Fitness, at 564 Blue Lakes Boulevard in the Lynwood Shopping Center. Sakura closed down earlier in the year.

Another sign on the entrance to O-Ki does say they are open Friday, from 3:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., as well as Saturday, from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The restaurant is closed Sundays. We have no further information as to hours of operation Monday through Thursday, if indeed they are open these days.

Greg Jannetta

I must say, being a huge fan of sushi, it's very exciting to have a new place to go. Twin Falls has two great sushi restaurants, in Sushi Ya and Tokyo Japanese Restaurant, but a third option will hopefully lead to lesser wait times on the weekend for those craving Japanese cuisine.

Welcome O-Ki!