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Emmy award-winning tv personality, actor and restaurateur, Billy Dec, is thrilled to announce Sunda New Asian’s newest location in The District Detroit at 33 W. Columbia Street set to open in the Spring of 2025.

After the successful openings of its two newest locations in Chicago’s Fulton Market and Tampa, FL and thriving locations in Nashville and Chicago’s River North, the team is elated to continue the expansion of the Sunda brand. 

Founded in 2009, Sunda is an award-winning restaurant showcasing modern new Asian cuisine from Japan, China and other southeast Asian countries, elevating it with upgraded ingredients, cooking techniques and presentation. This creates a new and memorable hospitality experience that retains the deep-rooted spirit of the originals.

“Beyond the incredible amount of Michigan support we have felt in our original Sunda home in Chicago over the last 15 years, we are in awe of the explosive pride, investment, energy and growth all happening in Detroit fast and furious, especially The District Detroit’s Columbia Street location where we are proud to call our new home.”  

“Just as we identified Nashville as a growing market to explode 10 years ago, Tampa 4 years ago, we are confident Detroit is about to go on an outstanding growth run the world won’t see coming and Sunda wants to contribute and be part of it all.” – Billy Dec, CEO/Founder, Sunda New Asian. 

Named “Best Asian Cuisine” by USA Today, the concept has garnered a devoted fan base among celebrities such as Barbra Streisand, Lady Gaga, Michelle Obama, Ben Stiller, Ariana Grande, Jamie Foxx, Jessica Alba and many others. 

“The restaurant scene in Detroit has experienced exponential growth over the last few years.  The talent and diversity of food and drink experiences is exceptional.  The ever trend setting Mr. Dec saw the opportunity in The District Detroit and chose Columbia Street for his first Detroit restaurant” said Keith Bradford, President of Olympia Development of Michigan and The District Detroit. “Having visited Sunda in other markets, we are confident this will be a culinary experience Detroiters will embrace while creating unforgettable memories with family and friends.” 

The 33 W. Columbia Street Sunda location will also offer many signature items from the original location in Chicago.

Columbia Street is The District Detroit’s pedestrian-friendly walkway located between the historic Fox Theatre and Little Caesars World Headquarters, across Woodward Avenue from Comerica Park.

Columbia Street is home to Frita Batidos, JoJo’s ShakeBAR, Sahara Restaurant and Grill, Good Cakes and Bakes, Detroit Vs Everybody, M Den, Union Assembly and Mom’s Spaghetti.  The District Detroit is managed by Olympia Development.  Olympia Development of Michigan is proud to be part of the Ilitch Companies family of businesses.