Scottish-themed gastropub replacing Kama Sushi in Atwater Village

Kama Sushi shut its doors in the last couple of months, likely because it wasn’t exactly a Yelpers dream sushi spot. The closure and recent construction spurred a flurry of rumors about what would replace it, but now we can put those rumors to rest.

Behind the new restaurant are Marc Kreiner, Charles Lew, and Alex Kagianaris of the popular burger and beer restaurant Stout. Lew was inspired by his Scottish heritage, thus was born the Scotch-centric gastropub they are calling The Morrison.

“I wanted to do a restaurant that would pay homage to Scotland and show my appreciation for the time I spent growing up there and the people including my mother Agnes Morrison who make the country so special. It’s a culture very rich in tradition and possessing of some incredible culinary fare. Look for a modern interpretation of some true Highland kitchen favorites in an atmosphere that tastefully blends tradition with modern day comforts,” said Lew in an email.

Spacecraft is behind the new design, which is described as a “modern minimalist interpretation” (see the renderings below). Like most new restaurants, no word on an opening date, but we’ll keep on it!

14 comments to Scottish-themed gastropub replacing Kama Sushi in Atwater Village

  • Ed

    Has no one learned anything? Swedish Table, the French place, the “We All Sing Here” place, Kuma… this is the location of doom.

  • Robin

    @ Ed,..exactly what I was thinking. The Smorgasbord was the Swedish table right? remember spending many a time there as a child.

  • JG

    “modern minimalist interpretation” = BLAND

  • Tony Taylor

    Swedish Table was there for many, many years. Was a great place to dine till it was sold several years ago to people who ran it into the ground. Was hoping that it would go back to that type of restaurant.

  • Come on naysayers let’s think positive here. Looks like it could be a pretty cool place.

  • Scott Crawford

    Can’t wait to have the HAGGIS!!!

  • Jay

    Does Atwater need another Scottish Themed place – ever heard of the Tam ‘O Shanter?!

  • Alijill

    Love Stout but $9 beers too much for me

  • Corey

    Well that’s disappointing news.

  • Betsy McClellan Hall

    To the lads bringin’ a taste o’ Scotland to Atwater Village…
    “Ceud mìle fàilte dhut”
    100,000 welcomes to ya!

  • Hello everyone,

    Thanks for the positive words and the constructive criticism ;) We are really excited about this location and the opportunity. We are hopeful that we can bring something new and exciting to the area that will compliment the existing businesses. As always the success of our business will depend largely on our neighbors and local support so any suggestions are welcome. Have a wonderful day, we look forward to seeing all of you at The Morrison.

    Charles Lew

  • David Kobosa

    Can’t wait! Love the idea. As it’s just up the street from my house, I’ll enjoy walking over for an easy dinner. Hope they’ll be open for lunch!
    Wasn’t a fan of the last place. At those prices, I want elegance, not a television set. This pub will present a whole different vibe altogether.
    My hope is that the Scottish place will have an interesting menu and not be similar to the carbo-laden, old school fare at the similarly themed Tam, just down the street. PLEASE — include some easy-on-the-waistline, low-carb options. Not all Scottish food needs to be fattening!

  • Sadie K.

    I am not excited about what sounds like another expensive restaurant. I say this because “modern minimalist” sounds “pricey” to me. Seems like all newer places, like Bon Viviant, Link N Hops, seem to be on the pricier side. Even the Griffin is slightly pushing it. At least Golden Road has $5 pints. I feel like a normal bar that utilizes outdoor space and has reasonably priced food and drink would do great. Something like, say, mohawk bend?

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