New Japanese pie hep restaurant Kurama Omakase to replace Tokyo Express

June. 5—Two restaurateurs from New York City are reimagining the Asian eatery in Keene that was Tokyo Express, with plans to turn it into a sushi-focused, fine-food business with fresh fish sourced direct from Japan and New Zealand.

Kevin Gao and Jeff Ren moved to Keene this summer with the goal of introducing a chef-centered style of Japanese dining to the Monadnock Region with their new restaurant Kurama Omakase, which will be located at 14 Cypress Court. They said they’re targeting an opening date of June.