‘Shing Ya’ Opening in Downtown GF on Monday

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.

Li says Shing Ya will be closed for Thanksgiving Day, so if you’re jonesing for Japanese food, you’ll have to find another place.

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

3 thoughts on “‘Shing Ya’ Opening in Downtown GF on Monday

  1. Great to see Sushi Chef Cheng (formerly the Sushi Chef from Little Bangkok/Wasbi) is making the sushi…..was wondering were he went too, So glad I discovered that he is still in Grand Forks…..Great Sushi sir!

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