A new sushi restaurant opened up in Montreal, Canada this August and has been causing quite a stir with its name. Local residents are demanding that “Fukyu” restaurants be renamed as they feel it is inappropriate and offensive. Some of the other tenants in the same building have even threatened to leave because of the restaurant.
A Montreal judge requested that the restaurant covered up their sign with plastic sheeting. The owners of the Asian fusion dining establishment knew that the name was risque and might attract attention. However, Fukyu is a word that means a sequences of movements in Japanese martial arts. They wanted something catchy and Japanese and thought the play on words was funny rather than offensive.
The restaurant has decided to change its name to the Kabuki bar.