Construction underway on new restaurant

Construction has started on a new restaurant off Waco’s interstate.

The Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse is being built at 2501 South Jack Kultgen Expressway at the intersection of Valley Mills Dr. and I-35.

The owner, Sean Lin, also owns one of the few other Japanese restaurants in town, Fuji Steakhouse at the Richland Mall.

Social media pages for the new restaurant tout “a new dining experience with master cooks preparing delicious entrees on a sizzling Teppanyaki grill.”

The menu will include sushi and sashimi platters, tempura, as well as “innovated mixed cocktails,” according to the restaurant’s Facebook page.

K4 Construction, the contractor, is building the restaurant designed by Sterling Architects, LLC.

According to the realtor for the project, Gregg Glime with Coldwell Banker, construction started early last month and is expected to be completed sometime in August or September.

“Based off of conceptual and concept plans I’ve seen, I think this is an incredible restaurant for us to get in Waco,” Glime told KWTX. “I’m sure it will not disappoint.”

— KWTX 10