Restaurant of the Week: Sushi Roku

Inside the W Hotel in Scottsdale, Sushi Roku lies in wait with some of the best sushi in Arizona. With a laid back and chic vibe, one could just as easily dine alone, with a date, or with a group of friends before hitting Old Town Scottsdale’s trendy clubs. The hostess and servers are attentive, pleasant, and professional. However, the true treasures are to be found at the sushi bar.

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We had an omakase style meal, which means “I leave it in your hands”, and you’ll be glad you did. As the chefs get to create amazing sushi, sashimi, nigiri, and other goodness on the spot, they take note of what you like, what you aren’t crazy about, and adjust accordingly. Chef Landon enjoys omakase because he gets to interact with diners and he gets to showcase fish and ingredients he’s excited about.

We were presented with refreshing oysters topped with Santa Barbara uni, and caviar with a bit of ponzu. They were phenomenal! Sea bream with yuzu, cherry tomatoes, burrata mozzarella, and jalapeños were a great introduction to all the great things to come. One of my favorites was blue fin tuna slices over kazami wasabi aioli, marinated seaweed, spicy sesame oil, soy sauce, and gold flecks. We also had Japanese mackerel, goldeneye snapper with seared skin and black sea salt, and wild salmon from New Zealand with house made soy sauce. The meal wound down with a hunk of tender king crab topped with satiny butter, a small pillow of rice, and a tender chive. It was like a warm hug, sweet, buttery, warm, so good and unexpected.

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If you want to try sushi omakase style, you are in luck! On Friday and Saturday nights, Sushi Roku offers a special called Prequel to the Sequel. For $60 a person, you and at least four friends get a bottle of premium Azure Sake, an eight -course omakase dinner, and VIP access to some of the best clubs in Old Town. Reservations are required, 480-970-2121.

Sushi Roku is located inside the W Hotel in Scottsdale and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner from 7am-10:30pm.

For more information, visit sushiroku.com.

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