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Herndon restaurant Sushi Umi will expand to Tysons this summer

The Herndon restaurant Sushi Umi will open a second location at Scotts Run in Tysons (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

A new sushi restaurant is being prepared for Scotts Run in Tysons.

Sushi Umi is slated to open this July at 7615 Colshire Road, an employee at the existing Herndon location told FFXnow.

According to a Fairfax County permit, the restaurant will occupy a 1,560-square-foot space at the base of Archer Hotel, which opened in September 2021 with its own bar.

With a name that translates to “sea taste,” the original Sushi Umi opened at Worldgate Centre (13051 Worldgate Drive) in December 2020 with the goal of delivering “a unique and unrivaled Japanese dining experience,” according to its Facebook page.

The restaurant’s executive sushi chef has been making Japanese food for over 30 years, according to Sushi Umi’s website.

The menu features sushi both a la carte and in combinations, along with rice bowls, grilled meat, noodles and tempura. The signature dish is a “Taste of Umi” bento box with sushi, sashimi and rolls that’s only available for dine-in customers.

If the Tysons location’s opening stays on track, it should arrive around the same time as Heming, the 28-story apartment high-rise that will serve as a centerpiece of the Scotts Run neighborhood. Developer Skanska confirmed that the completion of construction on the 410-unit building is anticipated in mid-2023.

The building at 1800 Chain Bridge Road will also have 38,000 square feet of retail space and a three-level outdoor plaza. No tenants have been announced yet.

When fully built out, Scotts Run will consist of 6.5 million square feet of development, including the already-built Kingston and Haden apartments. A mixed-use apartment building called Paxton and a potential Hilton hotel are also in the works, though the latter project is still being reviewed by Fairfax County.

In other Tysons East restaurant news, Yu Noodles is now open in The Commons at 1690 Anderson Road. The fourth location for the popular Chinese eatery began serving customers on March 8, an employee confirmed to FFXnow.