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The new location for Chris Kinjo's sushi restaurant.
The new location for Chris Kinjo's sushi restaurant.
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Sushi lovers can breathe a sigh of relief knowing Chris Kinjo hasn't turned his back on Houston. The former executive chef/owner of MF Sushi Houston and partner/brother Alex Kinjo, signed a lease earlier this week for a new restaurant in the Museum District, reports Houston Chronicle.

Kinjo's much-acclaimed sushi restaurant abruptly closed in October, less than six months after reopening following a fire in 2013. The closure was due in part to a disagreement with another business partner but weeks later, the talented chef announced his intentions to relocated in an October interview with CultureMap.

Kinjo's forthcoming sushi restaurant is located at 1401 Binz inside the Museum Point Professional Building. The Chronicle notes MC2 Architects will design the space which is expected to have a "wood-burning oven and a spectacular 12-seat omakase counter to showcase [Kinjo's] skills."

Whether the Kinjo's restaurant will remain as MF Sushi is unclear. According to Houston Press, Kinjo's former business partner reopened the Westheimer location two weeks after the temporary closure in October. The new unnamed restaurant is anticipating to open by April or May 2015. In the meantime, Houston Press reveals Kinjo's plans to host pop-up dinners at Kaneyama as early as January 2015.