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Lucky Robot brings in Uchiko veteran to serve as executive sushi chef

Matthew Odam
modam@statesman.com

Fast-casual spot Lucky Robot has received an infusion of talent with the addition of Jay Huang as their new executive sushi chef. Huang worked at Uchi and Uchiko from 2004 to 2010, reaching the level of sous chef at Uchiko, before serving as the executive sous chef at Trace at the W Hotel.

Lucky Robot is a reboot of Zen Japanese Fast Food on South Congress Avenue. Before announcing Huang, the restaurant’s calling card was the fact the customers ordered their meals from table-side iPads. The Statesman’s Omar Gallaga writes about that experience here.