The word "Ukai" means a traditional method of catching small Japanese trout by manipulating seabirds.
Sushi Ukai offers a sophisticated twist on the traditional Japanese style of casual eating. From sushi, sashimi, classic sushi rolls, bento boxes, and cooked Japanese dishes, our menu is focused on pleasing our customers. Our elegant, Japanese decor and friendly staff will make your visit memorable. We take great pride in the freshness of fish. Our Executive Chef hand-selects fresh fish for our daily sushi 7 days a week. If Dong cannot get the quality he desires or the price he needs to make sushi affordable for you, he will not buy it. Only the best quality at the best price guarantees to fulfill his expectations for the customer. Miso and 'Sweet and Sour' Soups are made fresh daily.
The grand success of Sushi Ukai turned into an opportunity for a third location in Glen Ellyn. Dong's wife Lily and his sister Anna have been working with the ILSBDC for a longer period. This time they needed help with the extensive built-out. In addition, they were looking for help in operations and management. A third location in a very different market and they wanted to understand their new clientele better. Ute Westphal, Director and Doug Voegtle, Program Specialist at IL SBDC at College of DuPage helped them to develop a marketing and branding strategy to encompass all locations but at the same time include specific action steps to catch the market differences
"Ute and Doug helped us to understand how to structure our internet presence to reflect three locations. They helped us to train our staff for branding purposes and streamline our approach to Social Media and online customer management. We are happy to have an SBDC so close be since we will be practically neighbors in Glen Ellyn."
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Business Development Center
535 Duane Street, Office 233
Glen Ellyn IL 60137
Rita Haake, Center Manager
Phone: (630) 942-2184
Fax: (630) 942-2606
Monday to Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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