The mystery has been solved. The space that formerly housed Norberto’s in Grandin Village in Roanoke will house a Japanese steak and seafood house called Kabuto, which will open tomorrow. This sign (at left) went up today.
Kabuto will be owned and operated by Jargal Jarvis, whose husband, Kevin Jarvis, was the chef/owner of Norberto’s for about the past year. Jargal Jarvis said her husband will not be the chef at Kabuto.
Here is a quick sampling of menu offerings: hibachi vegetables, $8.95; teriyaki chicken, $9.95; hibachi shrimp, $10.95; combination shrimp and chicken, $15.55. Steak and scallops are also offered. Jargal Jarvis said she hopes to add sushi to the menu in about a month. Kabuto already has an ABC license.
She said she decided to open this kind of restaurant in the space because Grandin Village doesn’t have any Asian restaurants. She said she wants to offer affordable food at a good price.
Kabuto Japanese Steak & Seafood House
1908 Memorial Ave., Roanoke
Hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 4:30 to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 4:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Sunday, 4:30 to 9 p.m. Closed Monday.
Phone number: Not yet available
In other restaurant news, the owner of CUPS, a Grandin Village coffee shop, is expanding into the Fintel Library at Roanoke College in Salem. So Salem reporter Avery Eliades has all the details here.