Sushi Roku, an upscale sushi restaurant with locations in Southern California and Las Vegas, opened its first Austin location this month.

On the menu

The menu features an extensive sashimi list, rolls and several entrees, such as the chilean sea bass with truffle miso and grilled salmon with teriyaki glaze. The menu also includes an Austin-specific item called the Waterloo Ichi Roll made with tuna, yellowtail, snow crab, mango, avocado, cucumber, kaiware, chili oil, sriracha and spring greens. The drink menu includes Japanese beer and whiskey, handcrafted cocktails and sake.

Quote of note

“We’ve seen an increased demand from our tech-focused guests who visit California and Nevada from Austin, or have relocated to Texas,” said Lee Maen, the co-founder of Innovative Dining Group, the hospitality firm behind Sushi Roku. “When expanding we look for markets where our quality dining experiences and one-of-a-kind concept restaurants would make a big impact, and rapidly growing Austin is a natural fit.”