It was a Saturday night in Hollywood; with a hip new restaurant opening, crowds and sushi–how could I say no?
Blue C Sushi is an innovative sushi restaurant where Japanese tradition and technique intersect with American inventiveness and hospitality. Their unique set-up, inspired by the Tokyo subway system, involves a series of small plate offerings, served on a revolving conveyor belt.
You simply reach for the plate that looks most appealing. Each offering is color-coded to a corresponding price; so it’s a little easier to see what you’re spending.
Blue C Sushi from Washington
Starting in a Fremont neighborhood of Seattle in 2003, Blue C Sushi now has 7 restaurants in 2 states–with plans to expand into the Los Angeles/Orange County area in the next year. With a menu that ranges from vegetarian dishes to raw and cooked sushi to gluten-free options, along with their own signature rolls, there’s sure to be something for everyone here.
Each plate that the sushi chefs place on the conveyor belt is embedded with an RFID chip, so that the quality and freshness of every dish can be monitored. All of the ingredients come to Blue C Sushi from the Pacific Ocean, local produce markets or the world-famous Tsukiji Market in Japan.
The menu is designed by Jeffrey Lunak, a former corporate chef for “Iron Chef” Morimoto. Lunak has created dishes that take the sushi bar menu to the next level; hot, cold, spicy, sweet–a myriad of combinations that each diner can create for themselves.
When you go–be sure to try their signature menu items–the Loaded Baked Potato, the Tuna Tostado and the TBLT were all big hits with the pre-opening crowd. Don’t be afraid to check out the drink menu too; signature cocktails like Far East Lemonade and Plum Wine Sangria will enhance your dining experience.
And be sure to leave room for dessert, my recommendations would include the Mochi Ice Cream and the Cream Pan. You can check them out for yourself, the next time you’re down in Hollywood, right by the ArcLight Cinemas at 6374 West Sunset Blvd.