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Brookside getting a new sushi concept from popular seafood restaurateur

Raised near the ocean, chef finds inspiration from the exotic sea

Chef Carlos Falcon, owner of Jarocho Pescados y Mariscos in Kansas City, Kan., draws on his Mexican roots to create a rustic and refined seafood and fish dishes. With inspiration from the motherland, in this case, Veracruz, Mexico, his seafood dis
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Chef Carlos Falcon, owner of Jarocho Pescados y Mariscos in Kansas City, Kan., draws on his Mexican roots to create a rustic and refined seafood and fish dishes. With inspiration from the motherland, in this case, Veracruz, Mexico, his seafood dis

Chef Carlos Falcon won rave reviews for his upscale seafood offered up in a bright turquoise, self-described shack in Kansas City, Kan.

So three years after opening Jarocho Authentic Mexican Seafood, Falcon opened Jarocho South in a strip center in south Kansas City.

Now he’s bringing a new concept to the former Domo Sushi & Japanese Grill space, at 6322 Brookside Plaza in Brookside.

Sayachi Sushi & Oyster Bar is scheduled to open in mid-December after a remodeling.

“I’m just super excited. I really like the neighborhood, I really like the vibe,” Falcon said. “And I’ve always been a great lover of sushi. With the connections I have, I think I will be able to bring quality sushi to Brookside. We bring seafood all the way from Tsukiji fish market in in Tokyo.”

Jarocho made a name for itself with seafood offerings such as oysters on the half shell, ceviche and whole fried fish, as well as more unusual fare including abalone, eel, sea urchin, blood clams, live scallops and monk fish liver.

Sayachi will have about 20 to 25 employees.

“I’m just really excited to have such an accomplished chef who is on the cutting edge of seafood and sushi,” said Joe Zwillenberg, landlord for the Brookside space. “His dishes really stand out. He will be an awesome addition to our Brookside lineup.”

Domo closed in early September.

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