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Opening soon in Puyallup - another Trapper’s Sushi

Trapper’s Sushi is counting on opening its Sunrise Village location by the end of the month. It will either be this week or next, confirmed owner Trapper O'Keeffe via email.

The Sunrise Village Trapper’s will be the local chain’s fourth Pierce County location. Other stores are near South Hill Mall, in Bonney Lake and Tacoma’s Sixth Avenue neighborhood.

The sushi destination bucks the typical understated Japanese aesthetic of simply presented cuisine with beautiful flourishes. Consider Trapper’s an American sushi restaurant. Trapper’s focus is on maki in palate-busting configurations. Trapper’s sushi chefs favor oversized rolls that are big on flavors and ingredients. Layers and layers of toppings turn rolls into entree-sized affairs.

The restaurant promotes itself as cultivating a fun, vibrant atmosphere that’s usually loud enough to distract diners from hearing a crying toddler (read: this is not a quiet sushi counter). Family friendly dining it most certainly is. The restuarant has a fine kids menu and restaurants sometimes are stocked with appreciated children’s accessories, such as chopsticks helpers for learning hands.

The new Sunrise Village location will operate in the space that formerly held Sushi Station, the conveyor belt restaurant that was at 10305 156th St. E. It’s on the same side of the mall as the Ram, Qdoba, Jersey Mike’s, Mod Pizza and Menchie’s.

Also coming to South Hill, a few national chains:

Chipotle: Opening where Herfy’s once operated.

Costa Vida: A fast casual Mexican restaurant similar in scope to Qdoba or Chipotle.