Sushi Roku inside the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace offers one of the most extreme sushi options on the Strip. Not listed on the menu, The High Roll-er contains lobster, black truffles and Kobe beef and is topped with 24-carat gold leaf.
If you forgot your grill or gem encrusted mouthpiece, this could be a good substitute.
Of course, the opulent delicacy is just the tip of the sushi iceberg. Sushi Roku is a restaurant of great quality, impeccable service, and alluring ambiance.
Sushi Roku is a modern, elegant restaurant. Though located on the third floor of the Forum Shops, Sushi Roku is a lively change from the rest of the mall. Beautifully crafted woodwork gives Sushi Roku a mysterious, sensual feel.
Elevated platform, low-drifting booths create a see-and-be-seen atmosphere. Stalactite-like wood pillars protrude from the ceiling giving the restaurant a warm, grotto-like feel. Large, low-hanging circular lighting installations, candles on the tables and muted wall back-lighting give Sushi Roku a soft-lit glow, perfect for a romantic night out or a much needed respite from your long day of shopping.
Sushi Roku offers both hot and cold appetizers. Cold appetizers include Japanese yellowtail sashimi with diced chiles, salmon sashimi with caper sesame ponzu and creamy oysters on the half shell served three ways.
Sea Bass egg rolls, made of buttery chunks of sea bass, are wrapped in wontons and fried to a golden brown and served with a cilantro-lime dipping sauce and micro green salad. Other hot appetizers include lobster gyoza potstickers with spicy cilantro soy, softshell crab with champagne beurre blanc and filet mignon-wrapped asparagus with soy mirin sauce -- meat and vegetables conveniently in one package.
A sinfully delicious foie gras is wrapped in yellowtail and topped with gold leaf. The foie gras is buttery and the melding of the yellowtail with the foie gras is to die for. Once again, the fact that it's sparkly is also appealing.
Traditional Japanese salads include a seaweed salad with ginger vinaigrette. Tuna tataki salad with spring vegetables, a light garlic ponzu dressing and daikon radishes is a light, refreshing course in between, say, your tempura and your grilled teriyaki filet mignon.
Entrées include "Kobe" New York steak; chicken ji-dori breast with homemade teriyaki sauce; and roasted lobster, prawns and Hokkaido scallops in pink peppercorn olive oil.
Sushi Roku offers a variety of soups and noodles like traditional miso soup with tofu, king crab miso soup, cold or hot tempura cha soba, and Tokyo ramen with pork cha shu.
Tempura is lightly battered and fried to golden-brown perfection. Mixed seafood and vegetables create a tempura sampler.
There is a wide variety of sushi to choose from, including rolls like crab dynamite, baked crab, California roll and roku and roll, either hand rolled or cut.
Additional choices include albacore, freshwater eel, mackerel, monkfish, jumbo clam, salmon and egg. Several kinds of tuna are offered. These offerings are done either sushi or sashimi style.
The delicious Kani Kani roll (crab crab in English) is topped with fresh snow crab and also has tempura crab inside the roll. Sometimes, more is more.
One definite must-try is the crispy rice cake topped with spicy tuna. The tuna is flavorful and has the perfect amount of heat-to-flavor ratio. The underlying rectangular rice cake is fried to a golden brown and is a more filling option to traditional plain white rice. The fusion of the two? Ah, heaven.
Sushi Roku has a great view of the Strip, where diners can sip on a wide array of sake by the glass or by the bottle. There is also a sake sampler, which includes Daiginjo, Ginjo and Junmai. The lounge also serves as seating with an atmospheric view of the Strip--- or of other guests that happen to catch your eye.
-- Review By Nikki Neu