Edoboy (Instagram), a new eight-person standing sushi bar opening in an unassuming little building at 728 N. Thornton Avenue [GMap] in the parking lot behind the former Snap Gallery/Cameo Theater building, will be soft opening later this week.

The concept, which is a play on Edo-era Japa, has no seats and guests are encouraged to order up to 12 pieces of nigiri and hand rolls from an a la carte menu, directly from the chefs, who serve the sushi piece by piece. Assorted Japanese beer and sake are also available, as well as miso soup made from the fish bones of the day.

Sean “Sonny” Nguyen, owner of Orlando and Michelin admired Domu and Tori Tori and Chef Tyler have been creating the menu for over a year to create a unique dining experience that’s meant to last one hour or less and provides quick, high-quality sushi.

“By removing the server as a middle man, we can expedite things and give the customer immediate satisfaction. Not having seats keeps things fast and flowing.”


Guests are required to book one-hour time slots, meaning no walk-ins and a strict cancellation policy. Time slots for the week will drop every Monday on free dining reservation app, Resy (Website), with the first week of time slots going live sometime on Monday, July 25, for their public soft opening on Thursday, July 28.

With the soft opening shortly underway, EDOBOY is anticipating a grand opening in early September 2022.

Be sure to follow their Instagram account for any updates, including available dining times. We were able to visit ahead of the soft opening and here’s what we saw:

Brendan O'Connor

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