There’s a new place for sushi and Pacific Asian flavors in 2nd Street District

The 2nd Street District received an infusion of Asian flavors today, as She’s Not Here opened in the former Malaga space at 440 Second St. next to the Violet Crown Cinema.

Nigiri at She’s Not Here. (Credit: Nicolai McCrary)

The menu at the restaurant operated by Uchi veterans Ben Cachila (former Uchi development director) and Chris Romero (branding and marketing director) includes nigiri sushi ( yellowtail, big eye tuna), hand rolls (soft shell crab, ume shiso), cold dishes (marinated yellowtail with lychee, green apple vinegar and pickled Asian pear), and hot dishes (pork adobo). Cocktails will feature Pacific Asian-influences flavor profiles from the use of hibiscus rye, roasted coconut, jasmine, cloves, falooda syrup, cardamom, kaffir lime and more.

She’s Not Here is open Sunday-Thursday from 5 p.m. to midnight, and Friday and Saturday until 2 a.m. The restaurant plans to expand to lunch, which will include grab-and-go bento boxes, soon.

Author: Matthew Odam

Restaurant critic & features writer at Austin American @Statesman and @Austin360. Austin-born 6th generation Texan. Left-handed.

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