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Memphis, TN


In the mid-1990s, Sinh’s family moved to Memphis for better-paying warehouse jobs. Sinh worked, too, at Benihana, Nagasaki, and Kublai Khan in Southaven. By the time he was 19, he was making sushi at Wasabi, where he built a loyal following with fusion-style sushi like the Jimmy Sinh roll, a warm and beautiful combination of spicy crawfish, baked scallops, and avocado topped with crabstick, green onion, and tobiko, the bright red roe from flying fish.

Two years ago, Sinh struck out on his own. He launched Sushi Jimmi from a trailer at the Mid-South Food Truck Fest with help from his brother, David Sinh, who now manages the new restaurant, located on Poplar west of the main library.