New high-end sushi concept ‘ro’ will open in Hyde Park Village soon

Its kitchen is led by Michelin-starred Chef Kiichi Okabe.

click to enlarge New high-end sushi concept ‘ro’ will open in Hyde Park Village soon
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Hyde Park Village is home to a plethora of fine dining concepts, and its newest restaurant will add to the already-stacked roster.

Modern Japanese and high-end sushi eatery ro—located at 1500 W Swann Ave.—is set to open sometime this month, although a rep for Three Oaks Hospitality is still coming back to Creative Loafing Tampa Bay with an exact opening date.

Ro's kitchen will be helmed by Michelin-starred Chef Kiichi Okabe, who has worked at fine dining restaurants across the world in cities like Japan, Dubai and Las Vegas— including Singapore's Shoukouwa, which earned two Michelin stars in 2016 under Okabe’s leadership.

Throughout his long career, Chef Okabe has specialized in showcasing fresh Japanese ingredients—from lofty caviar service to multi-course omakase experiences.

Patrons of the upcoming Hyde Park concept can expect a wide spread of sushi featuring fresh seafood from Tokyo’s famed Toyosu Market, table-side Peking duck (which must be ordered in advance due to its lengthy preparation process), and an A5 wagyu entree, according to Thatsotampa.

Other dishes include a salmon crudo, wagyu gyoza with chili ponzu sauce, flambeed lamb chops and pork belly ramen. A variety of signature cocktails joins its high-end Japanese menu.

Ro is the newest concept from Three Oaks Hospitality Group, which also operates Armature Works' Steelbach, Stones Throw, M. Bird, Kipos and South Tampa’s Ciro’s Speakeasy. In addition to ro, the local hospitality group is opening another new concept located in Harbour Island.

For more information on ro and its grand opening, head to @rohydepark on Instagram or sign up for its newsletter on

A similar Japanese concept called Kōsen also gets ready for its grand opening a few miles away in Tampa Heights.
Location Details


1500 W Swann Ave., Tampa Tampa

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Kyla Fields is the Managing Editor of Creative Loafing Tampa Bay who started their journey at CL as summer 2019 intern. They are the proud owner of a charming, sausage-shaped, four-year-old rescue mutt named Piña.
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