Young restaurateur brings West Coast-style fare to Hyattsville
By MARIA D. JAMES — Take the design of your typical Mexican burrito and add the ingredients of a sushi roll, and you’ll understand the concept behind Hyattsville’s newest restaurant to come to University Town Center. Sushiredo & Teriyaki, located at 6450 America Blvd, Suite 103, is just a few doors down from Qdoba Mexican Grill. The restaurant celebrated its grand opening on Monday, August 8.
Owner, 26-year-old Hui Li says that the name “Sushiredo” comes from the idea of a “sushi redo.” “The name implies doing sushi differently,” said Li, who is a 2012 graduate of American University (AU). He says the concept for Sushiredo & Teriyaki is casual fast food.
Li and his family moved to Maryland from Utah, but he was born and raised in China.
At AU, Li studied finance and accounting. For some, the thought of a 20-something accountant opening a new restaurant might seem a bit risky, but for Li the restaurant is a chance to get back into the family business. While in Utah his parents ran a successful restaurant for over 20 years. They gave up management of the business to relocate to Maryland with him.
The restaurant will be a family operation; just the way it used to be when they lived in Utah.
Li will manage the financial side of the business and his parents will be right there to help run the day-to-day. The restaurant will serve a variety of sushi-style dishes, with prices ranging from $7.99 to $9.99.
While Sushiredo & Teriyaki is a relatively new concept on the East Coast, Li says the idea is sweeping the West Coast.
“We want to provide a diversity of eating options,” said Jeffrey E Berman, of Berman Enterprises LP, the Rockville-based development firm that owns the property.
For Li, the Hyattsville location is just the beginning. “My hope is to expand,” said Li. “I’m keeping an eye on expansion plans in the Prince George’s County area.”
Sushiredo & Teriyaki is open Monday – Thursday 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday 12 noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, call 301.277.1970.