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Boise sushi chef converts bus into mobile restaurant

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With 15 years of culinary experience in the Treasure Valley, Chef Gee Crichton decided he wanted to open a restaurant of his own. But he and his family decided they didn’t want to go the traditional brick route.

Their solution? Convert a motor coach bus into a sushi restaurant. 

“Living in Boise, Idaho did have a big influence on the concept of having the bus. With all the amazing lakes, rivers, mountains, etc.,” Crichton said. “I thought it would be a great backdrop to an amazing dinner.”

After Crichton bought the bus, he added a full, self-contained kitchen and eight dining booths – seating 16 people.

The G’s Place menu features a variety of sushi options but also offers cooked food including teriyaki bowls and chicken Cantonese salad

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“One of the deals my wife made with me when I told her about his idea was that I had to serve something on the bus that she would eat because she doesn’t eat fish,” Crichton said.

Roaming the roads

The schedule for the week is posted on his Instagram page every Sunday night. Locations range from business parking lots to farmers’ markets in the Treasure Valley – and sometimes beyond.

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“People used to come to me from all over. Now with the bus, I can go to them.”

Crichton said people tell him he should stay in one spot so that people know when and where to find him.

“If that were the case, I should have gotten a brick and mortar. I love that fact that I can be anywhere… by water, in the hills.. or even McCall.”

Along with dine-in, G’s Place also offers take-out and catering.

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