Seki, the Lexington sushi restaurant where customers are sometimes lucky to get a reservation, will reopen Monday after closing recently for renovations.
The remodeling of the restaurant, at 1093 South Broadway, included installation of new flooring and light fixtures.
The temporary closing came after the death of Masako Sekikawa, a server at the restaurant, said family friend Shan Tao. Sekikawa was the wife of Seki's head chef, Yukio Sekikawa. Yukio Sekikawa will continue to be the head chef.
One thing that didn't change with the renovation, though, is the number of tables — eight, with four additional stools at the sushi preparation area.
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However, Tao said the restaurant is looking to expand its business by opening for lunch beginning as early as April.
He said the added business will help recoup the costs of the renovation, and help bring in customers who "have a hard time making a reservation in here."
Tao said the restaurant also plans to add more hot dishes, which would be prepared by other kitchen staffers and help take some of the pressure off Yukio Sekikawa.
"Lots of people order sushi, and he mainly does all the sushi by himself," Tao said. "If we increase the hot items, it will be easier on him and serve the customers a little faster."
For reservations, call (859) 254-5289.