Another Asian-inspired London-transplant is gearing up to join Hakkasan near Times Square. Wasabi, a chain that specializes in individually wrapped sushi and bento at their 29 locations in London, will open a NYC flagship in a 3,400-foot space at 561 Seventh Avenue. Will this be like a Japanese Pret a Manger? The bi-level space will be the first in a series of locations planned for Manhattan. The Fashion District outpost will feature a minimalist design and dishes like sushi, sashimi, curries and chicken teriyaki. The opening is about a year away, with a projected date of Spring 2013. The chain hopes to announce even more locations within 18 months.