Editor's note: An earlier version of this piece attributed statements from Sushi Nakazawa owner Alessandro Borgognone to chef Daisuke Nakazawa. In fact, chef Nakazawa has not commented publicly on the matter. Food & Wine regrets the error.
Amid the recent legal drama surrounding the restaurants at Donald Trump's newly opened Washington D.C. hotel, the Trump organization has announced a new Japanese omakase spot from chef Daisuke Nakazawa will debut in the controversial space next summer.
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The culinary hubbub began at the Trump International Hotel—which opened late last month in D.C.'s historic Old Post Office building—in June 2015, following a historic speech kicking off the tycoon's Presidential bid. In his statement, Trump took aim at illegal Mexican immigrants, saying, "They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists." These words, along with the candidate's vow to build a wall to separate the United States from Mexico were problematic to chef José Andrés, who was slated to open a Spanish restaurant called Topo Atrio within Trump International's newest location. Chef Jeffrey Zakarian had also finalized his plans to open a bistro called the National in the Pennsylvania Avenue hotel.