Amy Gao and Sheng Zou have chosen Northland for their budget-priced, quick-serve Japanese restaurant.
The couple has opened Ginza Go at 1837 Morse Road in the Northland Village Center. The 1,600-square-foot restaurant, just east of Tamarack Boulevard, seats about 40.
The menu offers teriyaki, one of the house specialties made with homemade sauce, and tempura dishes, as well as bento, the compartmentalized boxes that offer small portions of several different dishes.
Gao said she and her husband wanted a competitively priced menu, so they looked to Chipotle and Jimmy John's for a good starting point. They decided to price the dishes between $5.50 and $8.
For the health-conscious, calories are listed with most dishes. A large portion of chicken teriyaki, for example, has 720 calories.
The other house specialty is sushi. It, too, is priced with value in mind, costing between $3.99 and $4.99 for traditional rolls, and $7.99 for signature rolls.
Salads and sides round out the offerings.
Gao said the couple chose the location for a variety of reasons.
While living in Chillicothe, where they owned and have since sold Panda Pantry, they often would visit Easton Town Center.
Their route included the stretch of Morse Road between Interstate 71 and the shopping destination on the Northeast Side.
Ginza Go provides a fast, fresh and uncommon culinary option along the busy corridor, Gao said.
"We're kind of new here," she said.
Ginza Go is open for lunch and dinner daily. For more information, call 614-262-5367.