Breaking Ground in Asheville!

Breaking Ground in Asheville!

Six Locations, Three States, One Mission

Takosushi founder Kevin Goldsmith remembers the first time he visited Asheville. He and his son Cary decided to escape the Masters pandemonium that would alight on their home city of Augusta, Georgia, and decided to check out one North Carolina’s most treasured towns.

Kevin felt something click the moment he arrived. With its mountains, kayaking, and laid-back atmosphere, Asheville reminded Kevin of another home away from home: Santa Fe, New Mexico. This instant connection set Kevin’s infamous gears whirring, and in no time he was purchasing a home and breaking ground for his sixth restaurant location.

Asheville’s new Takosushi location will be right by the South Slope—just a stone’s throw away from some of the best local breweries, restaurants, and shops that will be popping up all over this booming neighborhood.

Check out the new home of our Asheville location!

Not what you were expecting, right? With a few restaurants under our belt, we know that the “before” phase is always followed by a pretty incredible “after”.

We can’t set up our new digs without plenty of digging first—after all, we have to pull up some dirt if we’re going to put down our roots. Asheville will be home to Takosushi’s sixth location, which means we’re taking our community-focused restaurant model to our third state. At our five other Takosushi locations—in Aiken, Greenville, and Columbia in South Carolina, and in Augusta and Evans in Georgia—our restaurants work with local organizations to address serious problems like hunger and homelessness.

At Takosushi, we believe in serving more than food: we serve our communities. Charitable work is part of our mission. In Columbia alone, we’ve partnered with Transitions to provide 115,000 meals annually for the homeless and Action Ministries to help feed local children who don’t have regular access to nutritious food.

Simply put, feeding people is what we do—at our restaurants and in our neighborhoods.

You can help, too! Click on the links below to get involved as volunteers or donors with Takosushi’s partner organizations.

Augusta & Evans, GA
Augusta Locally Grown
Augusta Warrior Project
Aiken, SC
Child Advocacy Center of Aiken
Children’s Place, Inc.
Columbia, SC
Action Ministries
Transitions
Greenville, SC
Fall for Greenville Festival
Make-A-Wish® South Carolina
Santa Fe, NM
Youth Shelters and Family Services