DATE NIGHT: The Sushi Bar

Date night usually involves grabbing a great meal, and if you’re anything like us, we love to go out to one of the many upscale sushi bars in Oklahoma City. One of our favorites for over eight years(!) and counting is The Sushi Bar.

There are two locations for The Sushi Bar, one in Edmond (1201 NW 178th Street) and one in Oklahoma City (6432 W. Memorial Road). Both locations feature a modern Japanese decor, intimate seating, a sushi bar and a full bar. It’s the perfect setting for a romantic date night.

For starters, we ordered the Fried Pork Gyoza. Before we eat the cold sushi entrees, we’ve always found that something warm serves as the perfect palate prep, and gyoza is a long time favorite of ours. Served with a soy/vinegar sauce, these dumplings were cooked to perfection, leaving the outside crispy and the inside moist, not greasy.

The sushi at The Sushi Bar is outstanding. The fish tastes fresh, the rice is always perfectly seasoned, and the serving size tends to run on the larger side of “normal” – and that’s not a bad thing! There is always a hefty portion of fish in each roll, so you feel as if you are getting your money’s worth.

The All ‘Bout Tuna Roll is essentially a full-size spicy tuna roll with a cucumber crunch, topped with heaping portions of tuna. It’s like eating a spicy tuna roll with tuna nigiri on top. It’s tuna overload, and it’s fantastic.

Another favorite is the Lemon Drop Roll, which is a crab stick, cucumber and avocado interior that is topped with fresh salmon and lemon zest. The buttery taste of the salmon pairs perfectly with the tartness of the lemon, and it’s absolutely delicious.

 

One of the more unique rolls here is the Renegade Roll. This spicy morsel stars a tempura fried jalapeño stuffed with cream cheese, fresh salmon and cucumber – topped with sesame seeds and sweet sauce. It’s a wonderful blend of sweet and spicy that will have you craving more with each bite.

Roll after roll, we have never found ourselves disappointed or wishing that the food was better or that the service was more attentive. The Sushi Bar is a fantastic experience from the first sip of sake to the last grain of rice, and that’s why we’ll be coming back for years to come.

Where do you like to go for a date night dinner? Let us know in the comments!

 

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