By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Mar 06, 2023 at 1:02 PM

After nearly three years, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino has announced that it will be reopening one of its most popular dining experiences: The Sushi Bar at RuYi.

The Sushi Bar at RuYi is slated to reopen on Thursday, March 9 beginning at 4 p.m., once again offering some of the freshest sushi in the area. That’s just over seven years from the day the sushi bar first debuted at Potawatomi in 2016, creating a new benchmark for sushi in the city. 

The restaurant will open under the keen eye of new Head Chef Sang-ki Kim, a sushi expert who brings over three decades of experience in Japanese cuisine and restaurant management to the table. 

Under his purview, guests can expect a menu of unique dishes and flavor combinations including a wide range of traditional rolls, along with more unique offerings like the “Wagyu Roll” which will feature cooked wagyu beef, sesame soy, scallion and kaiware along with torched wagyu and truffle ponzu.

The re-opening of The Sushi Bar will accompany the roll-out of an entirely re-imagined menu at RuYi, which is expected to roll out over the next six months. 

Both the reopening and reimagination at RuYi are part of a renaissance in dining at the local hotel and casino, marking an era of new and exciting amenities throughout.

The sushi bar at RuYi is located on the casino’s first floor near the escalators to the skywalk. All guests must be 21 years or older to dine at RuYi.

Beginning on Thursday, March 9, The Sushi Bar will operate Tuesdays through Saturdays from 4 to 10 p.m.

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.