That didn’t take long. Around August 2009, Atlantic Buffet (494 & Penn Ave.) became Sawa Japan. Sawa’s grand opening special coupon is still on their home page.
But Sawa Japan now seems to be Osaka Sushi and Hibachi, possibly related to the Osaka Sushi in Eden Prairie, also on 494. No news about the change posted on either restaurant’s Web site.
I’d never been to Sawa, but from what I’d read, it didn’t seem to be a good fit for the area. Only time will tell for the new incarnation, although the concept looks virtually the same.