Chinamoto opening Thursday on South Broad

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Tashan will finally get company at 777 S. Broad St. on April 25.

Chinamoto, an upbeat, moderately priced Asian fusion restaurant that's been in the works for a year, is the first Philly project for Kelvin Lee Sin, best known for Buddha by Kenji Fusion in Kansas City, Mo. (Say it "cheen-amoto.")

Sushi bar dominates the main dining room, and two tatami tables occupy the Broad Street windows. I have not seen the menu yet, but it's supposed to be eclectic, with Japanese, Chinese and Thai-inspired dishes and a lively bar dispensing cocktails (scorpion bowls for two), beer and wine

It will be open seven days a week for both lunch and dinner.

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