A new Japanese restaurant is coming to west Little Rock's Pleasant Ridge Town Center, at 11525 Cantrell Road, in early April, but the owner's are a bit sketchy on the details. Construction has recently finished on Sky Modern Japanese, and according to Altan Gongor, one of three owners, the menu is still being worked out. There's no firm opening date yet.
There will be a hibachi bar, as well as sushi and hot entree options. Gongor said they will focus on fusion plates rather than traditional Japanese cuisine, and that the overall restaurant decor is contemporary and clean. Gongor and the other owners have worked as servers, cooks and managers in other Little Rock restaurants. None are Japanese, but Gongor said that many Japanese workers have been hired. Rey Antipolo, the head sushi chef, has 25 years of experience, including his most recent stint at Mt. Fuji restaurant on N. Rodney Parham.
Skye seats about 85, and will feature a patio, a full bar and specialty drinks. The hours will be flexible — from 11 a.m till late, "whenever people are ready to leave," said Gongor, on Mon. - Fri., and noon till late on Sat. and Sun.