December 2, 2021


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Restaurant and Bar News for Sarasota-Manatee

For this week’s Sarasota-Manatee restaurant news roundup we have exciting openings in downtown Sarasota and The Landings plus the closing of a longtime downtown restaurant, a new Sunday brunch spot and more, including info for dining atop the Finish Tower at Nathan Benderson Park on Valentine’s day weekend. Let’s begin with a new Asian restaurant and bar opening in downtown Sarasota. 

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Kojo to open in downtown Sarasota

A new Asian restaurant, featuring the same ownership as a popular Sarasota-Manatee dining destination, will take over a prime location in downtown Sarasota.

Kojo has moved into the 1289 N. Palm Ave. space that formerly housed Lemon Tree Kitchen on Palm Avenue Parking Garage’s ground floor, with hopes to open by late February, said co-owner Natalia Levey. She is also an owner of Speaks Clam Bar, a New York-style Italian clam bar with Lakewood Ranch and St. Armands Circle locations.