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Blue C Sushi Expands Into Orange County, Calif.

Award-winning revolving sushi bar concept opens its first O.C. location at Fashion Island July 7

SEATTLE, Wash., July 1, 2014 – Blue C Sushi, the popular interactive sushi chain, has opened the doors to its first Orange County location at Fashion Island in Newport Beach.

“We’re excited to bring a unique and innovative revolving sushi bar concept to Orange County,” said Stacie Ellis, senior director of marketing for Irvine Company Retail Properties. “Blue C Sushi marks yet another first-to-market restaurant to the collection of diverse dining options Fashion Island offers.”

Under the culinary direction of Senior Vice President and Chief Culinary Officer Jeffrey Lunak, the Fashion Island location will offer a full menu of classic rolls and raw sushi alongside creative Blue C Sushi favorites including the Loaded Baked Potato, Smoked Yellowtail Tacos and Tuna Tostadas. Unique to the Newport Beach location, the opening menu will feature an impressive $1,000 Sushi Tower containing caviar, lobster, live scallops and more.  Signature Blue C Sushi cocktails, various sakes and imaginative desserts will also be available.

Blue C Sushi offers an innovative dining experience that celebrates the design, trends and pop culture found in modern day Tokyo. Blue C Sushi is the place where Japanese tradition and technique intersect with American inventiveness and genuine hospitality. Central to the restaurant design is a conveyor belt that carries an endless parade of alluring dishes on vibrantly colored plates that indicate the price of each item. Using proprietary RFID tracking technology, Blue C Sushi Chefs are able to monitor each dish as it moves through the restaurant to guarantee optimal freshness. 

“Our unique restaurant design allows for a vibrant, interactive and entertaining dining experience,” said Lunak. “Blue C Sushi truly embodies the idea of ‘Goodness In Motion.’ From the quality of our ingredients to the fun, innovative dishes, we want Blue C Sushi to be a place where guests can create lasting memories.” 

Fashion Island Shopping Center is an upscale, open-air shopping center in Newport Beach California with an attractive list of upscale retails, vendors and restaurants specifically chosen to enhance the visitor experience. Blue C Sushi Fashion Island is located at 1095 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660 and will be open daily from 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

In addition to the Fashion Island Blue C Sushi, there are currently six locations in Seattle and a sister California location in Hollywood that opened in November 2013. For more information on Blue C Sushi, visit www.bluecsushi.com. You can also like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bluecsushi and follow them on Twitter www.twitter.com/bluecsushi (@bluecsushi).

About Blue C Sushi Blue C Sushi first opened in 2003 in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle. There are currently six locations throughout Washington and two locations in California. Inspired by the Tokyo subway system, the revolving sushi bar – little plates served on a conveyor belt – sushi restaurant is on a mission to deliver an innovative and healthy approach to Japanese dining. The dining experience is built on Blue Sushi’s pledge of nutrition, value and genuine hospitality, underscored by a diverse and approachable menu that evolves, yet stays seasonally fresh. Each dish reflects traditional Japanese flare with a whimsical Western approach.

About Fashion Island As Orange County’s premier coastal shopping experience, Fashion Island features exclusive specialty boutiques, world-class department stores and a diverse assortment of restaurants and cafes. With 15 million visitors a year, Fashion Island offers a sophisticated yet relaxed, resort-like atmosphere that is distinctively Southern California, with pristine views of the Pacific Ocean. Owned by Irvine Company, Fashion Island is home to Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Bloomingdale’s Home Store, Macy’s and Orange County’s only Neiman Marcus, C. Wonder, Ella Moss, Trina Turk, Vince, Joie and Halston Heritage. Fashion Island also features acclaimed restaurants such as FIG & OLIVE, Red O by Rick Bayless, Lark Creek Newport Beach, Lemonade, True Food Kitchen, R+D Kitchen and soon to open, CUCINA enoteca. For more information, please visit ShopFashionIsland.com.