By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Jul 06, 2016 at 10:37 AM

As of this weekend, Sake Tumi, the Asian fusion sushi restaurant at 714 N. Milwaukee St., will be closed for the next month or so to accommodate renovations.

According to owner Sunhee Selliken, the goal of the renovation is to provide a more comfortable experience for customers. Upgrades are also being made to the kitchen to accommodate a new menu, which will roll out when the restaurant reopens.

Additional changes include the hiring of master sushi chef James "Oshi-san" Oh. Oh brings more than 25 years of sushi experience to Sake Tumi, with a resume that includes work at Midori Sushi and Pacific Rim Bistro in Albuquerque, as well as Asahi Sushi Steak and Grill in Los Lunas, New Mexico.

Selliken says the restaurant will host a grand re-opening celebration sometime in August.

Watch OnMilwaukee for updates as they become available.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

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.