Shing Ya, a Japanese restaurant in the former location of a Middle Eastern restaurant, will open in downtown Grand Forks on Monday, November 19.
Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and until 10 p.m. on weekends.
Owner Steven Ming Li recently moved to Grand Forks from Rosemead, CA,where he managed a restaurant for 12 years. He’s originally from Beijing.
Li told me Shing Ya will have sushi, chicken, pork and fish dishes along with Japanese curry, and ramen and udon noodle dishes. He also will have a beer and wine license for the restaurant. The lease on the space is for two years, started September 1.
Grand Forks has seen a growing number of ethnic restaurants, with places like Drunken Noodle, Little Bangkok, Babylon, Fuji and others opening in just the last few years. (Although Babylon is no more obviously). I think it’s a great thing. Most people are reluctant to venture out and try something truly different than what they’re used to eating everyday. You never know what will become your new favorite dish.
Shing Ya is at 108 N. 3rd St. – #701-772-0515