TRAVELERS REST, S.C. — Travelers Rest recently got a new "first" with the opening of a Japanese restaurant on Main Street.
Sushi Yama, which means sushi mountain in Japanese, opened its doors in the building that was formerly home to My Sister's Bookstore. The restaurant is owned by Ricky Pun, who also runs Hibachi Boy in Easley.
Pun said he fielded numerous pleas from loyal customers who were residents of the Travelers Rest area to open a restaurant on this side of town, and after spending a lot of time on the Swamp Rabbit Trail with his wife, May, they felt the location was right.
There is a lot of family involvement in the business, including Ricky and May's son and daughter, both students at The University of South Carolina, who help out when they are in town.
If you plan to visit, their son, Brian, recommends the Paris Mountain roll and the flaming scallops.
Sushi Yama is located at 319 S. Main Street and is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.
On the Web: Sushi Yama Facebook business page