It was easy to trace the city’s recent craze for all things speakeasy to the success of The Edison. It’s a little harder to explain what influences the same Downtown bar’s new turn to Asian cuisine, however, as it unrolls a new “Far East” menu that includes sushi, prosciutto-wrapped scallops in yuzu brown butter, and Shanghai wings. The new Asian-influenced offerings come from chef Russell Saito, a veteran of various SoCal sushi restaurants, Roy’s locations in Newport and L.A., and the former sous at Santa Monica’s Xino. Sure, sushi might have blown the mind of Mickey Cohen, but L.A.’s contemporary citizens will no doubt welcome the news. See Saito’s full “Far East” menu at The Edison, below.
The Edison “Far East”
$14.00 for Ten or $24.00 for Twenty
Ginger Chili Wings bathed in Exotic Spices. Inspired by a Shanghai Adventure in the 1930s.
Ahi Tuna Tartar
Tomatoes, Pine Nuts, Tobiko, Chives, Aji Amarillo Aioli Served on Artisanal Crostinis.
Japanese Yellowtail Sashimi
Avocado, Grapefruit, Jalapeno, Scallions, Grapefruit Citrus Soy.
Scottish Salmon Sashimi
Fuji Apple, Avocado, Red Onions andBonito Flakes in a Spicy Yuzu Sauce.
Soy Paper Wrapped Sushi Roll
Tuna, Salmon, Yellowtail, Snowcrab, Cucumber &Avocado;, Truffled Apple Nori Vinaigrette
Prosciutto Wrapped Seared Hokkaido Scallop Skewers in Yuzu Brown Butter.
The Expedition Platter
A Tasting Platter of Far East Pleasures