Sogo, an Asian fusion restaurant and sushi bar, opened late last month at 237 Northampton St., formerly the Montague Restaurant and Tavern.
Sogo's menu mixes Thai curries and Chinese food with traditional and creative sushi specialties. The name is a contraction of ''so good,'' according to owner Linda Duong.
Duong, who lives in New Jersey, said she went into business here because she perceived a lack of good Asian food in the Lehigh Valley. She's being helped by her brother and business partner, who has an Asian restaurant in Brooklyn, N.Y., and is working at Sogo a few days a week.
''The people really like it so far,'' she said.
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