Ruby 8 Noodles and Sushi's McHenry Row space in Locust Point has previously housed two other Asian restaurants. So owner Chil Chong worries that diners won't realize his place isn't the same as the now-closed Umi Sake and Red Parrot Asian Bistro.
"It's completely different," he said.
The interior has been revamped, and the Asian menu is a less expensive, more Americanized version than what is offered at Ruby 8's Horseshoe Casino Baltimore location.
The new Ruby 8 offers a more relaxed, family atmosphere than the gambling venue, where patrons eat quickly to return to their games, said Chong, who owns both restaurants with his wife, Joyce.