We can’t think of a better spot for date, a birthday dinner (or even a children’s birthday) at ROKU Sunset’s Teppanyaki Grill. We already adore the sushi bar and small plates we’ve experienced at this expansive sexy venue in West Hollywood attached to glam kereoke Blind Dragon, but we didn’t realize the interactive Teppanyaki Room Experience comes with a personal chef to dazzle you with not only quality steak and seafood, but a fiery show that will have you smiling and laughing the whole time. A festive foodie extravaganza!
We were lucky to witness veteran Chef Tattoo Mike (@TeppanyakiMike) who has been a master at this food slinging trade for over 25 years, even heading up Nobu in Lanai. His fire slaying, knife flying, and even laser lights dazzled us as our chicken fried rice started as an egg love arrow across the grill, just after he caught a sliced egg on his sword or knife! Eggs spun, flames soared, and colors even changed as our food sizzled to perfection.
The multiple course menu priced at around $65 (but more like $100 if you opt for lobster and wagyu steak) begins with soup, a special kale salad (of course, it’s LA), and vegetable or chicken fried rice. The main course consists of two major outstanding quality ingredients, like Jumbo Tiger Prawns, Center Cut Filet Mignon, Chilean Sea Bass, Maine Scallops, Faroe Islands Salmon, Organic Jidori Chicken Breast, or 40 Day Dry Aged Prime New York Steak.
Our favorites included the Japanese A-5 Wagyu Steak and the Nova Scotia Lobster Tail. Not sure how many times I said “Oh MY GOD!” as succulent lobsta and tender wagyu were devoured. I could have savored these same bites for days. Everything was so flavorful, I didn’t even need the three sauces provided. Exceptional food quality. This is not just about the show.
Start with some large warm sakis from their vast selection, or you may opt for a craft cocktail or Japanese whiskey, one of the largest selections in the LA culinary scene. If you can manage, start with one of their signature sushi specials and make room for dessert. Somehow we polished off a plate of flaming S’more bites all nicely arranged on top of graham cracker dust as a ROKU finale.
The entire experience is prepared in front of you on Teppan Grills. The Hibachi dining is perfect for parties from 2 – 28 guests. There is even a children’s menu for early seatings and Sunday.
Available daily for dinner or with advanced reservations for large groups at lunch. For more sizzling grams of our evening, get the LaLaScoop.
9201 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
All photos courtesy of Melissa Curtin. *Due to the dark atmosphere, pictures have not been altered or edited so you can witness the restaurant exactly like it is.