Wasabi Juan’s opens Inverness location this summer

By Emily Reed / Special to the Reporter

A new location of Wasabi Juan’s is slated to open in Inverness this summer.

“This was a door that God opened and [there is] a high-demand for Wasabi in that area,” said Jessica Toro Hardisson, daughter of owners Luis and Barby Toro. “We are very excited to be there.”

The restaurant, which initially opened a location in Avondale in 2014, and later expanded to Hoover in 2017, offers sushi burritos, tacos, nachos, kids’ meals, and more.

“It is a fun and approachable way to eat sushi,” Hardisson said. “It is a sushi roll the size of a burrito. We offer raw, cooked, veggies and gluten-free items. We like to have something for everyone.”

The restaurant’s third location is expected to open mid-June at 5037 U.S. 280 West.

A new addition to the restaurant’s third location and unique to Inverness, is the creation of a kids table.

“We want the kids to feel like they have a place of their own,” Hardisson said.

A customer favorite, according to Hardisson, is the “Lord Have Mercy” burrito, which includes spicy tuna, cream cheese, spicy mayonnaise, Unagi sauce and avocados.

Hardisson said the “4:20 Nachos” are also a popular item on the menu, which include Doritos, spicy tuna, avocados, spicy mayonnaise and Unagi sauce.

Hours for the Inverness location will be Tuesday-Saturday from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. The restaurant will be closed on Mondays.

“We hope our customers feel welcomed,” Hardisson said. “We believe that customer service comes first and that our food is a plus.”

For more information about the Inverness location’s upcoming opening or a complete menu, visit www.wasabijuan.com.

A Facebook page “Wasabi Juan’s 280” has also been created for updates and information regarding the Inverness location.