Domu, a new neighborhood restaurant and bar concept, will open inside East End Market in the location that was formerly home to Txokos Basque Kitchen. The restaurant closed abruptly last month, just months after changing hands from the original owners, the James Beard award nominated Henry and Michele Salgado who still run operate New Smyrna Beach restaurant Spanish River Grill.
The restaurant is a concept by Sonny Nguyen, who in the past has worked with Bento Group and Kappo, but Domu is an explicitly different and separate venture.
“We want our space to be utilized by East End Market patrons when they visit to come hang out and have a place to enjoy their time as seated space is limited in the market. Domu, which means “dome” in Japanese, is a name I chose because I wanted this concept to represent “me”,” said Sonny Nguyen.
“It’s depicted as slang for “coming off of the dome” or in other words, “whatever comes in mind”. Working in the restaurant business for most of my life, I’ve always wanted to create my own concept where I didn’t necessarily have to follow anyone’s rules but my own. I hope that I can portray that with this one.
We plan to release more information as time permits. But until then, I hope everyone will sign up on our website for exclusive details as we get closer at http://domufl.com/.”
They hope to open sometime this fall.
Come cool off in our space before we start demo. @TheCourtesyBar will be taking over our bar for @EastEndMkt Food & Wine
— domu @ east end (@domufl) July 10, 2016
We love @AudubonPark + @EastEndMkt.
— domu @ east end (@domufl) July 13, 2016
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