Updated July: Buredo has not yet opened.
Original story: Bethesda-area residents are about to get a chance to rethink sushi.
Buredo, a Washington, D.C., chain that offers burrito-sized sushi rolls, is opening a restaurant in Bethesda this month. Jose Torres, the manager of the location, said the store will open in two weeks at 10241 Old Georgetown Road in the Wildwood Shopping Center.
The restaurant offers a menu of big sushi rolls made fresh to order, including the Crazy 88—slow-cooked pork shoulder with kimchi slaw, red onion, cucumber, corn, jalapeno and baja sauce—and Hanzo—yellowfin tuna sashimi with avocado, cucumber, fennel, tempura crunch and lemon aioli.
Sushi burritos cost about $9 to $13. Torres said the Bethesda restaurant, which was announced in the fall, will have a menu similar to the chain’s other locations, though new menu items may be introduced. The restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays.
The chain has locations in Franklin Square and Dupont Circle and more planned for the Atlas District, NoMa and Tenleytown. The Bethesda restaurant is Buredo’s first outside the District.
Opening in the former Fraiche Cupcakery spot, Buredo will join the shopping center’s other fast-casual restaurants including Chopt and Fish Taco.