This past Monday, Sushi Roku officially opened at Fashion Island in Newport Beach. It's their sixth location since 1997 with restaurants from Cali to Vegas and Scottsdale. Sushi Roku is known for bringing refined Japanese hot & cold cuisine to the table, in a contemporary atmosphere. And finally, Fashion Island has an upscale sushi spot to match it's LA transplants, like Red O and Fig & Olive.
I first visited the A-List celebrity $ee-and-be-$cene spot at their West Hollywood location in LA a few years back. Here's a list of what I enjoyed that's available to eat in Newport Beach.
- worth every YENny, must-order, thinly sliced, light yet rich with a touch of acid, Salmon Sashimi Carpaccio with Black Truffles Shaved Tableside $18
- a lot harder, thicker, crunchier & more expensive than my favorite Izakaya Katsuya's version, "Hanabi" Spicy Tuna on Crispy Rice with Diced Green Onions (these were an extra-specially appreciated nice touch, though) $15
- oozy sweet caramel mush, yet so delectable, Miso Eggplant Dengaku $9
- a roku classic, creamy aioli, and hard to wrap your mouth around, Signature Baked Lobster Roll with Creamy Miso Sauce $20
- pretty standard, spicy 'n sticky, Spicy Tuna Cut Roll $9.50
327 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660. 949-706-3622.