Uni udon, premium tofu three ways and Prime rib-eye steak Japonais cooked over Bincho charcoal are but a few of the intriguing items offered at Fashion Island’s new Sushi Roku. The Fashion Island outpot marks the restaurant’s sixth location; the original Sushi Roku opened in West Hollywood in 1997, and was an early proponent of a contemporary Cal-Japanese cuisine using unexpected ingredients. Siblings of the restaurant concept include a dozen restaurants and lounges in Los Angeles, among them BOA Steakhouse and Katana, renowned for their sleek design and super-hip vibe.
The new Sushi Roku offers more than a tempting menu. The restaurant was designed with remarkable features such as an eight-foot bamboo forest-inspired wall and a 20-foot Japanese hand painted glass screen. Every meticulous detail from the design to the lighting delivers a classy, trendy and modern dining experience.
As the name suggests, sushi—notably its signature hand rolls and sashimi—plays a starring role. Sushi Roku’s Executive Sushi Chef Hiroshi Shima offers items like Fluke kumquat sashimi dressed with yuzu vinaigrette; the Katana roll features spicy tuna and shrimp tempura topped with tuna and yellowtail. Happy-hour bites start at $3; an A-5 Japanese wagyu beef “Toban-yaki” appetizer runs $64. The sake selection is huge; cocktails include the scotch-and-sake Salary Man.
Sushi Roku Fashion Island is adjacent to Macy’s, across from True Food Kitchen at Fashion Island in Newport Beach. 327 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.706.3622. See More>>>
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