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Quick facts for kidsMiya's Sushi
Chef Bun Lai
|Established||1982 (current location: 1990)|
|Current owner(s)||Yoshiko Lai|
|Head chef||Bun Lai|
|Food type||Sustainable sushi|
|Street address||68 Howe Street|
Miya's is a restaurant in New Haven, Connecticut, United States, credited as the first sustainable sushi restaurant in the world. The restaurant was founded by Yoshiko Lai, a Japanese nutritionist. They are slated to close at the end of 2020.
In 1982, Miya's was the first sushi restaurant in Connecticut, specializing in Kyushi-style recipes. With the creation of the sweet potato roll in 1995, Miya's began to create a plant-based sushi menu. By the late 1990s, 80% of the sushi menu had been converted into a plant-based one, and traditional sweetened white rice was replaced with a whole grain brown rice-based blend. In 2005, Miya's introduced its first invasive species menu, featuring locally caught invasive species such as Asian shore crabs and European green crabs.
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