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At the recently re-opened BaiKu Sushi Lounge, newly appointed executive chef Eliott Harris is rolling out his take on the concept with a focus on freshness. As reported by Feast last month, the Midtown sushi restaurant originally opened in Hotel Ignacio in October 2014 and closed in January due to construction on the building. It reopened on April 26 under new leadership with an updated menu.

Harris previously served as the executive chef of BaiKu owner Brad Beracha’s now-shuttered restaurant, Miso. His 20 years of experience behind a sushi bar also includes owning sushi-centric food truck, Chop Shop STL, and serving as the sushi consultant for Central Table Food Hall.
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Former food truck sushi chef Elliot Harris has found a new, more stationary home. Harris, who sold Chop Shop STL in December 2015, is now executive sushi chef at Baiku Sushi Lounge in Midtown.

Baiku owner Brad Beracha said Harris actually joined the restaurant in January, but the announcement was postponed while Baiku temporarily closed its doors that month so Hotel Ignacio (located in the same building) addressed structural problems in the building. Beracha said Harris used that time to tweak the sushi menu. Repairs are made and Baiku will reopen for dinner next Tuesday, April 26 and lunch on May 3. The restaurant will be closed on Sundays.
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The Midtown sushi restaurant, which opened in the luxe Hotel Ignacio in October 2014, has been closed since January due to construction on the building.

Owner Brad Beracha tells Feast that BaiKu will reopen next Tue., April 26, and chef Eliott Harris will be taking the reins. Harris is a St. Louis native and a skilled sushi chef – local diners might recognize him from his work as executive chef at the now-shuttered Miso, sushi consultant for Central Table Food Hall or owner of Chop Shop STL, the sushi-centric food truck he closed in December.
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BaiKu Sushi Lounge reopens with new sushi chefs April 26

Hotels at one time were the epicenter of fine dining and drinking. When visiting a new city, a traveler was well-advised to find a quality hotel if he or she desired to have the best meal in town. This still is the case in some high-end hotels around St. Louis, like the boutique Hotel Ignacio in Midtown.

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Hotels at one time were the epicenter of fine dining and drinking. When visiting a new city, a traveler was well-advised to find a quality hotel if he or she desired to have the best meal in town. This still is the case in some high-end hotels around St. Louis, like the boutique Hotel Ignacio in Midtown.

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February 23, 2015
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Baiku Sushi Bar Sake Collection

Is it possible for a hotel restaurant and bar to be a comfortable, swanky and even sexy place to get a drink? That is just one of the questions Brad Beracha has successfully answered in the affirmative with the opening of his BaiKu Sushi Lounge in the lobby of the Hotel Ignacio in Midtown. BaiKu is a place where you can get a glass of handcrafted sake, a local beer or an excellent glass of wine in an environment that is aptly described by the aforementioned adjectives. In other words, it is far from the sushi joints serving all-you-can-eat rolls and sake bombs to coeds in other parts of town.
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February 10, 2015
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Interior of BaiKu Sushi Lounge

SLU’s Hotel Ignacio, launched a few years ago, has finally opened its restaurant, and it was worth the wait. The top-notch sushi lounge—tiny, with about a dozen tables—is intimate, nightclubby and delicious. It’s got a cool, urban vibe that suits the hip lobby area. Contemporary white walls are enhanced by a massive industrial sculpture all along one side. A large ‘light column’ changes colors, giving the room, variously, an orange or blue glow, and separates the sushi kitchen from the dining tables.

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February 5, 2015
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Check out Sauce Magazine’s take on the first look into baiku Sushi Lounge!

October 15, 2014
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Want to hear what we’re all about? Check out this online article featured at Feast Magazine!

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