Sushi lovers rejoice, as the highly anticipated Portland-based Bamboo Sushi has officially opened its first Californian restaurant in San Ramon’s City Center Bishop Ranch, and the restaurant’s founder is excited to share their sustainable practices with the Bay Area.
Hailed as the world’s first certified sustainable sushi restaurant, Bamboo Sushi serves its meals while ensuring that each restaurant's carbon footprint is completely offset through sustainable practices and the selection of fish from ethical and often local sources.
“We’re excited to share our menu of sustainably caught ingredients at our first Bamboo Sushi location in California at City Center Bishop Ranch,” said Kristofor Lofgren, founder and CEO of Bamboo Sushi. “Today’s consumers are increasingly mindful of the sourcing of the food they eat. Our commitment to sustainability enables us to produce healthful and delicious food without compromising future generations’ abilities to do so.”
According to Bamboo’s website, overfishing, mass consumption and a lack of effective fishery management are just a few factors contributing to a decline in fish populations across the world. Further adding that today 76% of the world’s ocean fisheries are being overfished or are completely depleted.
Bamboo officials say that sustainable practices such as ethical fish sourcing, donating toward the replenishment of ocean vegetation and monitoring both carbon and other waste are just a few of the ways their restaurant strives to ensure that oceans can remain a plentiful food source.
“We are honored to provide our guests the opportunity to experience Bamboo Sushi’s first California location here at City Center Bishop Ranch,” said Alexander Mehran Jr., president and CEO of Sunset Development Company, the center’s owner and operator. “They provide a distinctive and unparalleled dining experience, and we know it will become a favorite among our diverse restaurant collection.”
Also joining the ranks of City Center stores in recent weeks is the Pasadena-based Lather boutique, which offers shoppers products for the face, body and hair from natural ingredients and pure essential oils.
Lather is located on the first level next to Mendocino Farms and Athleta.