December 1st, 2014
Azumi Ready to Open in Pabu Space
Originally published December 1, 2014
by Baltimore magazine
Atlas Restaurant Group’s new Harbor East spot, Azumi (a traditional Japanese girl’s name meaning safe harbor), is a fine-dining Japanese restaurant set inside the former Pabu space adjacent to the Four Seasons Baltimore Hotel.
“We stuck with the concept of Japanese cuisine because there’s nothing else like it in Baltimore,” says Atlas partner Alex Smith. “There’s no other restaurant that serves the types of thing that we are serving on this menu, and we thought that concept was unique to the city.”
While Pabu’s focus was izakaya (Japanese small plates), Azumi offers a broad menu (“probably four times the size of Pabu’s,” says Smith) with more of a fine-dining angle that highlights the traditional foods of Japan.