The newly opened Shogun of Owensboro restaurant on E. Parrish Avenue is experiencing issues with keeping the restaurant cool enough inside. Part of the reason for the restaurant’s seemingly high temperatures, according to owner Ronnie Salvador, is the use of hibachi grills.
“These hibachi restaurants are very tricky,” said Salvador, who experienced a similar issue with one of his Bowling Green locations. “The kitchen is inside the dining area. We’re working on how much air we’re getting from the outside and how to condense it.”
Salvador says engineers are working on the issue, and that the restaurant plans on adding more air conditioning units. When the front doors are opened, air conditioning gets vacuumed out, so Salvador is also focusing on how to avoid that happening alongside the use of hibachi grills.
Salvador would like to apologize to customers who’ve been affected by the higher-than-normal temps inside as his team is is still working on the solution and tweaking the system to provide comfort for customers.
“We’re cooking in 90-degree heat,” said Salvador. “We’re still trying to provide the best experience for everyone.” Salvador added that the issue should be figured out in the next two to three weeks.