Portland-based Sustainable Restaurant Group plans to open its Bamboo Sushi and QuickFish Poke Bar restaurants in Capitol Hill next spring.

Bamboo Sushi mixes fine dining with sustainably raised and caught seafood for a modern Japanese sushi experience, extending its eco-friendly mission into its design.

The restaurant will open in a corner space of The Cove apartments at 601 E. Pike St., with 71 indoor seats across two floor levels, 21 bars seats and another 32 seats on the patio.

“This is actually going to be one of the smallest Bamboo Sushis,” said Cory Schisler, Sustainable Restaurant Group’s creative director. “The space, when we first saw it, we saw the mezzanine space, and we’ve never done a restaurant with a mezzanine.” Schisler added the upstairs portion will be a more elegant and intimate space, with the kitchen and more dining space on the ground floor. “Definitely it will be one of the biggest patio spaces.”

The Cove is a new mixed-use building on Pine Street created by sustainability-focused SolTerra, which provides an added for Bamboo Sushi’s own sustainability model, Schisler said.

“We were really dead set on making that neighborhood our first foray into Seattle,” he said about Capitol Hill. “I think that neighborhood matches up with our personality really well.”

New York-based Stonehill & Taylor architects has designed the interior for the Capitol Hill location, which will be the new model for future Bamboo Sushi locations from here on in, including at planned Denver and LA spots. Schisler said the idea is for the restaurants to feel casual enough to stop in for a small bite or drink, but also nice enough for a date night or birthday dinner.

“I think that some of our spaces here in Portland look a little more upscale and elegant, and some look a little more traditional and Japanese,” he said.

The Capitol Hill Bamboo Sushi is designed to be durable and reduce waste, Schisler said, with porcelain wall coverings, cork menu backings and tables made from compressed, recycled paper.

Sustainable Restaurant Group sources its seafood from five primary purveyors, having vetted fisheries for years, Schisler said, and if any local markets are used for fish, it is usually for seasonal specials. SRG is still seeking a head chef for Bamboo Sushi, and the candidate will be someone familiar with the local market, he said.

Bamboo Sushi also acknowledges the market demand and sustainability of plant-based dishes, Schisler said, which is why the restaurant offers a number of vegetarian and vegan dishes.

SRG is still working out a lease for QuickFish Poke Bar, Schisler said, but the fast-casual restaurant will definitely be in Capitol Hill.

“At this point it’s been designed, we’re ready to go, we’re ready to start construction and go out for permits,”Schisler said.

LA-based Assembledge wrapped up design on Friday.

“They have a really modern, bold, clean design that’s really strong,” he said, “and that’s what attracted us to them as a partner for Quickfish.”

The construction timeline is shorter than what is going into Bamboo Sushi, so the expectation is that both restaurants will open at close to the same time, Schisler said.

Bowls come in at $10 for a small and $13 for a large, with a number of add-ins that include habanero masago, yuzu guac, sesame brittle and candied Thai chili.