What is the one food that you could eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? Do you have one? Well, I sure do. For me, its sushi. There is nothing better to me than a nice fresh piece of fish, avocado, wasabi, and salty delicious soy sauce. Add in some cucumber for that crunch, and I am sold.
I want to introduce you to my new favorite sushi joint. Kyoto Rock. Open for just over a year, this little restaurant should not be overlooked.
You can find Kyoto Rock on Federal Highway in Boca Raton nestled between the Oriental Market and CosmoProf. You almost miss it because the name is written in smaller font than the other two stores. And how did I happen upon this small little restaurant? Like many days, I was craving sushi, and Jamie and I just happened to be at the Market doing a little shopping, and I spotted this Japanese restaurant right next door. After a little pleading with Jamie, showing him the reviews on Yelp, and the delicious Happy Hour options offered, we decided to try it out.
Oh boy, am I glad we did! The fish was fresh, the beer was cold, and the staff was friendly. Michael and Nelson were behind the counter, where we decided to sit. We ordered a few rolls off of the happy hour menu, two warm sake, and two cold beers.
The restaurant can only hold a handful of people, but it has an early and a late night happy hour! You can find them open as late as 1am if they are busy enough.
We have been known (more than once) to make Kyoto Rock our last stop of the night.
Our last visit was probably my favorite. We arrived around 11:45 and were the only guests there. I checked to see if they were already cleaning up, but Michael assured me that they would be happy to serve us. We sat at the counter once again and ordered a variety of rolls from the large Happy Hour selection. I was happy to see that two more guests walked in while we were there.
As we were waiting, Michael gave us some fresh Wahoo, topped with avocado and Yuzu. It. Was. DELICIOUS! Salty and sweet with the creamy texture of the avocado and the citrus from the Yuzu.
Our rolls arrived shortly after we finished our appetizer. They were, as expected, fresh and fantastic. The Green Dragon was decidedly a favorite roll among the two of us. Avocado, shrimp tempura, fish eggs, and scallion. Personally, I love when my sushi has a crunchy element to it.
If I hadn’t already considered this place a favorite, now it was at the top of my list. I actually hesitated writing this post, but I thought that I should share this little gem and get them some more exposure.
If you are looking for your next business lunch, date night, or just a quick bite, I urge you to check this place out.
Kyoto Rock – 2433 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33431
They also have Online Ordering on their website.