Friday, March 1, 2013

Sushi Roku: Sweet Sixteen Specials

I'd always wondered about Sushi Roku, the sushi chain belonging to the same restaurant group as BOA Steakhouse, but somehow never found my way there.

So it was nice to see an invite in my inbox recently, to a Sweet Sixteen celebration at the original location - preview of a special menu marking the 16th anniversary of Sushi Roku Hollywood's opening.

At this location only, starting tomorrow March 1st through the end of the month, they will be serving a menu of special dishes and cocktails - 16 of which are $8 each, and two at $16 each.

The one that jumped out at me the most, of course was the Toro Sushi with shaved black truffles ($16)! I unfortunately didn't get to try this at the preview event, but I did like the American Kobe Meatballs with mayo and karashi mustard (3 pcs for $7).

Other items on the menu include:

· American Kobe Beef Potsticker ($8) with kimchee and soy chili vinegar

· Tuna Tartare (2 pcs for $8) with caviar and wasabi root - I did try this one and the presentation was fun, in a little fried wonton cup shaped like one of those Tostito scoopers. The caviar, tuna and wasabi are all strong flavors - for those who like flavors to go 'all out'.

· Spicy Tuna Hanabi (2 pcs for $5) served on crispy rice

There are also specialty cocktails, and the Lychee Imperial Martini with Belvedere, lychee & lemon sour and kefir lime leaf is very drinkable at $8.

Though many of the food items are still relatively pricey, the drinks seem reasonable - and it's one option for a night out in Hollywood in a 'historic' (by LA standards, 16 years is an eternity!) venue. Plus, those who order from Sushi Roku's Sweet Sixteen menu during March will automatically be entered to win an Omakase experience for four people from Executive Chef Jiro Kobayashi.

Good luck!

Disclosure: This meal was hosted.

Sushi Roku Hollywood
8445 W 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Ph: 323.655.6767


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