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Tuna Bar: Stylish Japanese comes to Old City

The polished bistro represents a bold move for the son of South Jersey restaurateurs.

The bar at Tuna Bar, 205 Race St.
The bar at Tuna Bar, 205 Race St.Read moreMICHAEL KLEIN / Staff

Ken Sze, who grew up in the family biz at Yokohama restaurant in Maple Shade, and his wife, Cortney Cohen-Sze, are in the soft-opening phase of Tuna Bar, a polished Japanese bistro in the new Bridge, at Second and Race Streets in Old City. (It's also around the corner from her boutique, Geisha House.)

Its well-stocked drinking bar segues into a sushi bar, and an oyster/raw counter is awaiting final installation.

Seating includes booths and intimate "deuces" facing the sushi bar.

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Menu is expanding beyond sushi/sashimi, steak, crudo, and a few cooked dishes, namely Sze's seafood specialties, to include robatayaki cooking and an omakase.

Boxwood Design opted for clean lines, reminiscent of Walnut Street Cafe at 29th and Walnut Streets.

It's open for dinner only, though lunch is on the way.