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Los Angeles-based Innovative Dining Group, the restaurant company behind BOA Steakhouse, Katana, and Robata Bar, plans to open a new Sushi Roku location in Silicon Valley, according to Eater San Francisco. The eatery will be at Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto and will mark the restaurant’s seventh location, with existing outposts in Santa Monica, Newport Beach, Pasadena, Las Vegas, Scottsdale, and one scheduled to open this month in Manhattan Beach.
The Sushi Roku website describes the restaurant as a place where “guests can enjoy a bold and diverse menu” that features “an extensive selection of exotic entrées.”
The menu includes cold appetizers, hot appetizers, skewers, ramen, rice, a few entree items, sushi, and sashimi. Signature rolls include the Tokubetsu, made with crab, cucumber topped with toro, sea bream, white truffle pesto, and yuzu vinaigrette soup, and the White Lotus, containing popcorn shrimp tempura, avocado, asparagus topped with albacore, crispy onions, and wasabi truffle soy. The extensive specialty cocktail menu features drinks like Shinjuku Gardens, made with beluga vodka, maraschino liquor, melon, cucumber, lemon, fever tree yuzu lime, and Toki Tamashii, mixing with toki whiskey, liquid alchemist ginger, honey, lemon, fresh serrano, cucumber, mint, and bitters.
According to the Innovative Dining Group website, “for more than 20 years” the restaurant group has been on a mission “to craft elevated dining experiences anchored in innovative cuisine, impeccable style, seductive ambiance, and first-class service.” Eater reports that the new restaurant location is part of the company’s “broader expansion to ‘tech-forward markets’ including Palo Alto,” after noticing raised demands. IDG partner Lee Maen shares, “We’ve seen an increased demand with our tech-focused guests who either visit us from these markets or have relocated there.” He explains, “When expanding we look for markets where our quality dining experiences and one-of-a-kind concept restaurants would make a big impact.”
Sushi Roku in Palo Alto is scheduled to open in 2024. What Now San Francisco was unable to contact a company representative by the time of publication.