What to Eat at Katana’s Red Sun BBQ, Back This Sunday

Hanabi on crispy rice
Hanabi on crispy rice Photo: Katana

This Sunday officially icks off the start of barbecue season and that means Katana is bringing back its summer-long Red Sun BBQ, which throws a few novel creations onto its Japanese menu. The event runs every Sunday through Labor Day on the slick restaurant’s al fresco patio and draws a chi-chi crowd for DJs, sake sangria, and a la carte dishes like a Japanese lobster roll and an albacore cannoli.

While the barbecue items don’t instantly put Katana into a price range that would welcome the uninitiated, there are some nice steals. $39 buys two people table-side grilled American Kobe steak and crab legs, ten bucks gets you poke, six-dollar cocktails include sangria and a Champagne St. Germain, while eight buck drinks include watermelon margaritas. A splittable concoction of pineapple, melon, and Sky vodka served in a pineapple bowl is on offer for $20 and sounds secretly lethal. See Katana’s full Red Sun BBQ barbecue menu below, launching this Sunday from 5:00-11:30 P.M.


Albacore Cannoli $8
Albacore, Maui Onions, Japanese Cucumber, Yuzu Guacamole, Served in a Crispy Cannoli Shell (2 pieces)

Tuna “Poke” Tartare $10
Tuna Sashimi Marinated with Soy Sauce & Maui Onions

Yellowtail Fresca $12
Yellowtail Sashimi w/ Fresh Lime Juice & Cilantro

Taniguchi Roll $18
Kobe Beef wrapped Avocado & Tempura Flakes

Lobster Roll $18
Lobster with Sherry Soy Vinaigrette & Burgundy Reduction topped with Shaved Black Truffles

Yuzu Kosho Edamame $5
Edamame Sauteed in Butter and Japanese Yuzu Kosho Pepper

Hanabi $13
Choice of Spicy Tuna or Yellowtail with Diced Chilies, on Crispy Rice

Shishito Japanese Peppers $10
with Soy Garlic

Oysters on the Half Shell $18
1/2 Dozen of Hama Hama Oysters on the Half Shell Three Ways


Katana Pineapple Fusion
for Two $20
Skyy Vodka with Fresh Pineapple, Cantaloupe, and Watermelon in a Fresh Pineapple Bowl

Shichirin Grill for Two $39
American Kobe Beef & Crab Legs Cooked at your table

Red Sun BBQ Tasting Menu
$40 per person (2 person minimum)
Our Chef’s have created a menu that highlights all of the Red Sun menu favorites.


Sapporo Draft Beer $6

Sangria $6
White Sangria or Sake Sangria with Summer Fruits

Champagne St. Germaine $6
Sparkling Wine with an Essence of Elderflower

Blueberry Mash $8
Blueberry flavored Vodka with Fresh Lemonade and Muddled Blueberries & Lemons

Watermelon Margarita $8
Blanco Tequila with Fresh Watermelon

John Daly $8
Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka with Muddled Lemons and Fresh Lemonade

What to Eat at Katana’s Red Sun BBQ, Back This Sunday