I have been meaning to share the news of two new restaurants in Green Hills that are within the same development as our offices. With the busy summer selling season, I haven’t had time to put pen to paper but I found the review below on NashvilleScene.com and had to share!
Alegria opened last week and I enjoyed my first of, I’m sure, many lunches there yesterday. The atmosphere has a cool, relaxing vibe, the service was great and my food was tasty! I recommend the chicken enchiladas.
The redeveloping retail strip along Richard Jones Road in Green Hills has a new restaurant anchor. Kohana Japanese Restaurant opened two weeks ago at 2002 Richard Jones.
Kohana is owned by local restaurateur Doris Cheung; it’s the sister restaurant to Kohana locations in Clarksville and the Streets of Indian Lake in Hendersonville. It’s a real family business; employees include Doris’ sister Bobo and father Raymond, a sushi chef.
The menu features many of the standards of Japanese cuisine in America: teriyaki, tempura, noodles and katsu. But the Kohana folks are especially proud of their sushi lineup: 70 different sushi rolls, and if that’s not enough variety, diners can customize their own.
Kohana is working to secure a liquor license, but until then you can bring your own bottle of wine with no corking fee.
Closed Mondays, Kohana serves lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday (the restaurant closes for a couple hours between lunch and dinner Tuesday through Friday). The phone number is 915-2415.
Meanwhile, at the other end of the same strip on Richard Jones, Alegria Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar is poised to open in the next week or two. The owner is restaurateur Georges Haddad.
Describing its food as “modern Mexican” cuisine, Alegria has posted some impressive interior shots on Facebook, with bright, splashy colors, cozy booths and chic chandeliers. We hear Alegria will seat 200 diners, with 60 more spots out on the margarita-friendly patio. There’s also a private party room.
Alegria promises an extensive tequila menu. They are also currently taking draft-beer suggestions on Facebook.
Auto-centric Green Hills diners will be happy to know there’s a 400-car garage behind the restaurant.
For updates, follow Alegria Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar on Facebook, or @TasteOfAlegria on Twitter.
Source: Nashville Scene