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Oishii Restaurant and Sal’s Pizza Damaged in Early Morning Blaze

(Photo by Jack Perkins)
Oishii kitchen. (Photo by Jack Perkins)

According to Jack Perkins of Maple & Motor, Oishii Restaurant on Wycliff burned down this morning. Sal’s Pizza, located next door, received damaged but Perkins says, ” Sal’s should be open in two or three days. Oishii is down for months.” I left word for the good folks at Oishii and will update soon.

UPDATE: Owner Joe Penland, friend of owner Thanh Nguyen, says there was no fire. I asked Jack Perkins to drive over and put his eyes on the scene. He just called and said, “People are milling around both restaurants with long faces. There was a fire here.” Sal’s is in good shape and Perkins said the Fire Department got there fast and saved the whole center from going down. He’s sending photos.

UPDATE: Joe Penland: “Yes, the restaurant has been basically destroyed.  I had lunch there yesterday, was taking my sushi loving nephew there tonight.  About the time you were emailing me, Thanh was calling me to come.  The fire started in the kitchen and was contained but LOTS of other damage.  I would say we are talking between a month and two.  What a tragedy as the “new” restaurant just opened and was so beautiful.”