According to recent news reports, Kabuki in Roanoke, which is undergoing extensive remodeling, will have a good-sized sushi bar when it reopens. It’s also supposed to have a big koi pond, but that’s beside the point. Although interesting…
At any rate, it’s got me thinking about the state of sushi in Southwest Virginia.
Once upon a time, the only two places to find sushi in Roanoke were Sake House at Lakeside Plaza in Salem and Tokyo on Franklin Road or the city market building. For a while, I had a love affair with Sake House and it’s little carpeted tea rooms. Not so much a fan of Tokyo, however. I think it was the atmosphere more than anything else.
Then, along came Metro! with its Asian-fusion thing and a whole menu of pretty good sushi. A bit more expensive, perhaps, than the competitors, but certainly not short on imagination. I’m thinking of the Angry Tuna roll here, and it’s not making me angry at all. It’s making me hungry.