This clean eating session was brought to you by Sushi Roku from inside the W. That’s right people, you know it’s super easy to eat healthy at a sushi restaurant, especially when it’s some of the best sushi in town. Who needs all that rice to clog up your digestive system. Stick with the fish like we did and you’ll leave feeling full but not feeling stuffed (a feeling I welcome, since it doesn’t happen too often). Sushi Roku can do all kinds of healthy for you, all you need to do is ask. Have issues with gluten, they can help, don’t want dairy, no problem.
This night we trusted our soon to be friend and very capable manager, Dan or as you might call it, omakese. Dan was a pleasure to talk to throughout our meal and he does a great job or sharing his knowledge about the food and he makes an effort to check on all his guests throughout the night. That’s my kind of service. For our first course, Dan started us out with a beautiful presentation of sashimi which featured delectable salmon, tuna and mackerel, just to name a few. Again, who needs rice when the fish and the quality can stand all on it’s own!
For the next dish, we went from thick slices of fish to the most paper-thin slices of chilled yellowtail carpaccio. It was light and had just enough diced chilies, olive oil and garlic ponzu to transform it into something extraordinary.
I’m not saying that I didn’t enjoy every dish because I did but this tuna and beet carpaccio paired with goat cheese and a mild yuzo miso knocked my socks off. I don’t know how they did it but the pairing of these few simple items made me want to lick the plate. I would go back and just eat a plate of this, if nothing else.
To cleanse that palette before the main course we were given the organic kale salad with king oyster mushrooms, crispy shitake and ginger plum vinagrette. I know it may sound like another rich in nutrients kind of salad but the vinagrette and the crunch from the shitakes, make it into something a little more special than that.
Now for that main course, we had the baked cod “Saikyo-Yaki”in sweet miso and the grilled octopus with garlic, sea salt and olive oil. Again with the gorgeous simple plating, that cod flaked off onto our forks perfectly. The skin had a nice crisp skin and the sweet miso was a nice mild touch that caramelized on top of the cod. Let me also rave about their grilled octopus. I will never tire of tender octopus! Have you tried it yet?
I’m that person that orders sushi rolls and feels full and tired after leaving. This dining experience showed me that I can enjoy sushi in a much better way and so can you. Here’s to eating good sushi and being healthy!
7277 East Camelback Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251