Restaurant roundup: New Asian eateries opening; Endzone departing

Published: Monday, February 24, 2014 at 2:16 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, February 24, 2014 at 2:16 p.m.

Bangkok Square opened Feb. 9 in Kanapaha Station at 6500 Archer Road, the shopping center that includes Beef O’Brady’s and Cloud 9 Spa.

The restaurant offers Thai food and a sushi bar. Menu items include curries, soups, fried rice and noodle and sautéed dishes.

The hours are 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday; noon to 10 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

Koyo Grill Sushi and Thai

Koyo Grill Sushi and Thai is coming to 3720 NW 13th St., the plaza that also includes Publix, Stevie B’s, China One and other businesses.

The new restaurant will replace Fuji Hana, which is still in business but with a change in ownership will change its name to Koyo Grill.

Koyo is working on permitting and switching out the sign, so there isn’t an exact timeline for opening.

Employees don’t expect the changeover to cause downtime in the business.

Bangkok and Koyo are the latest Asian restaurants to make moves in Gainesville. Wah Ha Ha opened in January in the former Bahn Thai location at 1902 SW 13th St. Meanwhile, Bahn Thai moved to 1023 W. University Ave., and Rice Thai Sushi & Asian Fusion opened in December at 3550 SW 34th St.


Endzone sports bar, which opened in April 2011, closed earlier this month.

“For Sale” appears on the marquee, and calls to the business were unanswered.

Endzone was known for its University of Florida color theme, sports memorabilia and sports facts on display.

It was located at 1209 W. University Ave. in the former Mellow Mushroom.

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