There’s a new possibility for long-term greatness at one particular of Fairfax’s most-respected cafe spaces. The previous Golden Condition storefront, which lasted 12 superior yrs along one of the city’s most aggressive cafe stretches, is now turning into a Japanese-American place with a rice bowl focus recognised as Yojimbo.
The approaching Yojimbo signifies a pair of diverse collaborations all at at the time. To start with up is the work staying done between the two cooks driving the job, Keisuke Akabori (formerly of Spago) and Chris Ono, who has put in time at Mori Sushi and New York City’s lauded Eleven Madison Park. Each Ono and Akabori are also functioning with each other to carry Yojimbo to existence underneath the umbrella team that owns Cofax, Primary Pizza, and Bludso’s Bar & Que. That group, like James Starr who is overseeing Yojimbo, formerly operated the Golden Condition at the new Yojimbo address and have been a drive on Fairfax for a lot more than 10 decades.
Yojimbo’s forthcoming menu will lean into donburis and other quickly-everyday Japanese lunches, from usually takes on Okinawa taco rice to gyu-don with braised beef and a tender-boiled egg. There will also be draft beer and sake on present for dine-in consumers at the 15-seat counter, as properly as a takeout window. The window (known as Yowindow) and inside cafe will sooner or later offer you an expanded menu of Japanese-American dishes, priced for affordability along the active block.
A little preview of Yojimbo’s food items is going down from the Yowindow this Friday, with dishes functioning just north of $14 apiece. The restaurant is predicted to open far more formally someday in early August at 426 N. Fairfax Avenue.