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SushiSamba Rio Joins Japan Disaster Relief Efforts

By Prescott Carlson in Food on Mar 13, 2011 4:00PM

JapanReliefGraphic.jpg As Japan deals with the aftermath of a devastating earthquake and hopes to avoid nuclear disaster, one Chicago restaurant is chipping in some financial support.

SushiSamba Rio at 504 N. Wells is raising money for the Red Cross and Japan relief efforts "in honor of one of SushiSamba's cultural influences." The restaurant will offer a special $12 sushi roll created by their executive sushi chefs -- most of which hail from Japan -- in each of their nationwide locations, and all of the proceeds from the sales of these rolls will be donated to relief efforts. Chicago's Executive Sushi Chef Sigeru Kitano, from Sappora, Hokkaido, will be making a "Japanese Relief Roll" of king crab, unagi, tamago, cucumber, shiso, and inari skin.

SushiSamba is also encouraging patrons to donate directly to the Red Cross.

Getting to munch on sushi and support a worthy cause? Sign us up.