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Owner: Aye Aung

Languages Spoken: English, Burmese

Payments Accepted: Cash, Credit 

About Nile River Restaurant:

Aye Aung has lived in the Buffalo area since 2008 and has over 10 years of experience in the restaurant business. His first job was as a dishwasher at Salvatore’s restaurant, he then started working at the Lexington Coop in 2009, which is where he was bit by the sushi making bug. He is currently the sushi manager at a major grocer in Orchard Park. He spent eight years on the West Side Bazaar waitlist to open KO Food Galaxy and is grateful that “WEDI has allowed me to start my dream of owning my own shop.” He takes great pride in his work and said that every piece of his sushi is made “tastefully and beautifully.”

In Burma, Aung studied philosophy in college in Rangoon; he earned an associate’s degree in Liberal Arts from ECC in 2012. He said that he enjoys reflection and solitude. His favorite part of living in Western New York is riding “Maid of the Mist” in Niagara Falls.

In his free time, Aung likes to hike, play tennis, and watch Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones.


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