In the old space of Juni and Osaka Grill comes Sudachi, a stylish Japanese eatery with a variety of sushi and tapas on the menu. In addition to the usual a la carte list of sushi/sashimi options and some recognizable specialty rolls (spicy tuna, California, “spyder”), Chef-owner Ming Hwang (previously of Tokyo Go Go and Shiso) has also tacked some unique rolls and tapas onto the menu. Take, for example, the punnily-named “High-Roller”: fried sweet potato, grilled scallions, avocado topped with Kobe beef (!), momiji oroshi, yuzu ponzu (cute) and garlic chips. Provoking even more interest may be the non-sushi items, like the Buddha’s Pouches (duck confit with a host of accoutrements) and seared hokkaido scallops. Plus, they’ve even got a dressed-up version of our Hawaiian favorite, poke.
In addition to the sushi and tapas, Sudachi plans to evolve into a full-scale nightlife center, with live music and everything. As of now, they’ve got a late-night menu and happy hour specials. More to come soon, we’re sure.
Sidenote: According to Wikipedia, sudachi (pictured) is “a small, round, green citrus fruit that is relatively unknown to the world except in Japan, where it is used alongside another citrus fruit, the yuzu and the kabosu.” Now you know.