Midtown Alley News

Sushi Spot BaiKu Coming to Hotel Ignacio

Jul 29, 2014 By: Katherine Leonard Restaurants

News hit last week that the ground floor of Hotel Ignacio (3407 Olive St.) will soon be home to BaiKu Sushi Lounge. 

The restaurant's name translates to "motorcycle" in Japanese, so it will fit right in on a motorcycle-friendly block that includes the Moto Museum, Triumph Grill, and Moto Europa

The team behind BaiKu includes Steve Smith (partner at Hotel Ignacio and owner of Triumph Grill, Moto Museum, and Moto Europa), as well as Brad Beracha, who owned Miso on Meramec and Araka. Soung Min Lee, former executive sushi chef at Central Table Food Hall, will run BaiKu's sushi bar. 

The restaurant is expected to open in early September — but it won't be the only sushi spot on the block. We've heard reports that another sushi restaurant is setting up shop on Cardinal and Olive, right next door to Fuel Coffee.