In 2011, Umi Sushi & Tapas in Blue Back Square raised funds to help those affected by earthquake and tsunami destruction and devastation in Japan. Now, they'll do the same to help victims of the recent earthquake in Nepal.
Umi will donate 50 percent of sales at the West Hartford restaurant on Friday, May 1, to the American Red Cross, which is assisting with relief efforts in Nepal. There will also be raffles for items donated from local businesses.
The kaiten-style restaurant, where chefs prepare fresh sushi and small plates that are delivered to customers by conveyor belt, is at 53 Isham Road. 860-206-0290, umisushitapas.com.