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Sekushi on the Beach brings “sexy” back to Clearwater Beach

I’ve known Chef Viet Vo for a while now. I first met him a couple years ago when he had his Ox and Fields restaurant in Seminole Heights(RIP). Right now, he’s a busy man all over Tampa opening up new concepts and whatnot. Currently, he runs Frankie’s Lobstah Trap at International Mall and is involved with the 2020 Olympics. Honestly, when does he find the time to sleep?! His new concept, Sekushi on the Beach is slated to open by the end of the year. I got to talk to Viet for a bit to learn about the new “sexy” that’s being bought to the beach.

Here’s an excerpt from our interview about Sekushi on the Beach:

“Viet Vo is a busy man. On top of running Frankie’s Lobstah Trap at Tampa’s International Plaza and lending his culinary expertise to the 2020 Olympics, Vo plans to return to the place where his chef career began with a new Japanese sushi restaurant.

Specifics on the location of Sekushi on the Beach were previously on the down-low, but this latest addition to Clearwater Beach has since unveiled its address: 524 Mandalay Ave., formerly occupied by Cork N Brew Bistro.

Sekushi started on the Las Vegas strip, and fittingly, the restaurant’s name is the Japanese word for “sexy.” As a partner, Vo is in charge of everything from developing the food and drink menus to training staff members. He says Sekushi on the Beach, like the Vegas concept, will offer a modern, eclectic and fun atmosphere.

“We want to provide a Vegas feel, but in a casual beach setting,” the executive chef said, “and you’re going to have the murals, plus the nice, strong Japanese motifs.” “

Sekushi on the Beach is going to cure all your Japanese cravings with authentic foods like sushi, crab rangoon, and his mom’s egg rolls. Read more on Chef Viet and Sekushi here.