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A Taste of Summer Roku | West Hollywood, Calif.

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Offering a visual “wow” and creative flavor combinations, the Fluke Kumquat Sashimi introduces a touch of unexpected citrus at the newly opened upscale sushi bar and teppan grill, Roku. The plate is composed of sashimi-style sliced fluke, a mild flavored fish, which is dressed with a simple citrus vinaigrette (kumquat, ponzu, olive oil, salt and pepper) and kumquat jam. It’s sprinkled with a flourish of black lava salt and garnished with cilantro.

“This dish is a California-inspired take on Japanese sashimi,” says Chef Tyson Wong. “You can eat it year-round, but it tastes like summer. It’s light and refreshing, and the sweet and tartness of the kumquat jam pairs perfectly with the fish.” The delicate dish is served in the main dining room and is extremely popular with diners.

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