Sushi Yukari, a popular north-side spot for some of the best sushi in town, is changing its name to Sushi Zona. 

Tokyo-native Taichi Abe recently purchased the restaurant, and plans to revamp the menu and bring in fish from all over the world. Japanese hot dishes like sukiyaki and tempura will still have a place, alongside a variety of ramen, udon and soba noodles. 

Abe is taking over as sushi chef, and plans to have his website done by next week. The intimate space is nestled in the River Center near the Whole Foods Market on East River and North Craycroft roads. It will keep the same hours to start. 

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You can find the Star's digital food writer Andi Berlin at a taqueria near you, taking tiny bites and furiously scribbling into an old notepad.