2 restaurants plan new locations

January 21, 2008
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Naked TchopstixBroad Ripple's Naked Tchopstix is expanding its original location and adding another along 96th Street. A new bar is scheduled to open this week at the Broad Ripple sushi hotspot. And a new 5,600-square-foot Tchopstix is scheduled to open in March in a strip center behind the former Bahama Breeze, said Maggie Lee, who owns the restaurant with her husband, David.

Another popular restaurant has decided Greenwood is ready for prime-time. Italian joint Bravo, a chain based in Columbus, Ohio, is scheduled to open in October at Greenwood Park Mall, joining new additions Cheesecake Factory, Stir Crazy and Paradise.

  • Who cares about Bravo? But that Naked Tchopstix does sound pretty chill!
  • Thanks for the updates Cory! Glad to see local restaurants like Naked Tchopstix doing well.
  • Is Naked Tchopstix expanding into the storefront immediately to the south?
  • No cityfan, they are expaning into the Vogue.
  • Bit me. Bravo is excellent. A great deal, including well priced food, huge portions, and a nice winelist. I usually dine @ KFC, but for me and the little lasy steppin out, you cannot beat Bravo. (free parking too!)

  • ERich, thank you, Mr. Obvious:)
  • I went there back in September and I loved every bit of it. If you ever get a chance to try something new, Definitely go there. It is worth every dime.
  • Not a fan of Naked Chopsticks. They are a prime example that a lot of people in Indy don't know what good sushi is. The quality of their fish is not very good and their maki rolls are just too big. I would take Sakura, despite their mediocre service, ANY day of the week!
  • As my Uncle Terry says about sushi, Where I come from, they call this stuff bait!

    Saying you have good sushi is like saying you have a good rash.
  • Bradshaw said:
    (As my Uncle Terry says about sushi, “Where I come from, they call this stuff bait!”)

    Yes, we have no doubt you come from a long line of master-baiters.
  • your Uncle Terry sounds like a redneck
  • I'm glad that is finally going to happen I work in this area at 96th street and I live by the one in Broadripple. I also hear that some Japanese outfit already in Bloomington may be going into the old Camille/Noodle spot and also a high end seafood joint may be coming to the old Bahamas Breeze area. Now all we need is Dunkin Donuts!!!!!!!
  • Naked Tchopsticks is popping! I drive by it every evening and the place is always full.
  • I thought we have several Dunkin Donuts in town now. Maybe not one in 96th and Broadripple though.
  • ERich, I simply thought there might be space behind Naked Tchopstix into which they could expand. No need for sarcasm.
  • IndyGirl06:

    Do yourself a favor - try Ichiban on the south side for sushi. Without a doubt the best I've had in town and the service has always been excellent.
  • Anybody attend the neighborhood meeting for Buckinghams rezone of McNamara(sp) last night?
  • Mark Says:
    January 22nd, 2008 at 12:35 pm
    your Uncle Terry sounds like a redneck

    Actually Bradshaw's uncle Terry sounds like a four-time Super Bowl winning quarterback, which for those of you from Greenwood, is three more rings than Gomer Manning has won...but at least he gives good commercial.
  • Thanks Kevin G, but yikes man, Greenwood has a Cheesecake Factory, so step off!

    Also, I have a cousin Ahmad who plays running back for the New York Giants. Go Giants!
  • Mid range restaurants like Bravo will not do well in places like Greenwood, with the demographics that they have. Feed Me Drink Me has some interesting comments about how even lower end places like Chilis aren't doing well in Greenwood. How can they when they are competing against Huddle House, White Castle & Cracker Barrel ?
  • You know, I'm amazed sometimes at the snobbery of some of the comments on this board.

    You know why a place like Chilis struggles in Greenwood? The food sucks, it's been there forever and there are newer and better options close by (chains like Stir Crazy, Cheesecake Factory, Bonefish and local places like Ichiban, Thai Spice and Stone Creek). There are also a number of similar-quality chains that have opened nearby in the last 1-2 years - On the Border, Carino's, Ruby Tuesday, etc. - whose food isn't any better than Chilis, IMO, but they are newer thus attracting the bucks.

    The south side isn't anywhere close to being as densely populated as the north, so it obviously can't support as many restaurants.
  • What some people may call snobbery, I call the truth.
  • Don, the point of my post at Feed Me/Drink Me was that many of the nicer places you name are struggling, too. Many local restaurant owners -- chains and fine dining independent -- had higher hopes and have all been frustrated with the poor numbers they're seeing out of Greenwood.
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