Best New Restaurants 2016

No. 3 Sushi Roku

SophisticatedIMG_8222white Fashion Island is an ideal home for the sixth branch of the flashy L.A.-based Sushi Roku, its sole restaurant in O.C. Though the dramatic digs compete with gorgeous Cal-Japanese cuisine and the eye candy of its tony patrons, the modern fare stands on its own, offering memorable dishes for discerning appetites. Triumphs include fluke-kumquat sushi, blue crab tartare, ribeye grilled over binchotan charcoal, and, for dessert, the interactive s’mores. Service is solicitous, whether you sit at the bar, on the patio, in the dining room, or at the sushi bar. Sake fans, this selection of more than 30 labels is for you.

FIELD NOTES Ume and Matsu sushi selections, created yearly by Sapporo-born executive sushi chef Hiroshi Shima, are a delectable survey of Sushi Roku’s spirit.

327 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach