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Tuscaloosa is very fortunate enough to have a ton of Chinese, Japanese, Thai and even Indian restaurants in this medium size town of ours. But creativity to the trade is key to any successful business. With a restaurant, location is everything. You need a spot that draws crowds, is easily accessible, and has the potential for growth. Of course, you need a location that fits within your budget too. Located on University Blvd between downtown and the Strip, there's a cool little sushi spot you might need to stop into soon.

Shibui is a Japanese word that refers to an aesthetic of simple, subtle, and unobtrusive beauty. It is this concept that we hope to capture with the creation of Ajian. Simple, fresh ingredients combined the way you want them. Subtle flavors coming together to create a fresh, healthy alternative. In layman's terms, It's like a fastfood subway sushi bar, that actually works. Created and founded by the former All-American and Natty Champion, AJ McCarron.

In a statement from AJ:

We try to achieve this in every decision, from the décor, to the music, to the staff that serves you. We will strive every day to make you feel it!

I love that a former University of Alabama Football player is giving back to the Tuscaloosa area in a rather tasteful way.

We salute you AJ.