New lunch, dinner, sushi and beverage menus have been launched at RA Sushi Bar Restaurant in South Miami. Executive chef Tai Obata: "We've fused traditional Japanese cuisine with concepts from other regions, integrating some Latin influences and adding an entirely new tapas selection."
Chef Obata is one of the founding partners of RA Sushi, which has 25 locations across America. Some of his new additions:
*Grilled Short Ribs: An appetizer of marinated and grilled Kalbi beef short ribs basted in a sweet and tangy yakiniku sauce, served with wasabi mashed potatoes ($7.50).
*Kaisen Ceviche: With cooked shrimp, scallops and squid, chilled and mixed with fresh tomato, avocado and salsa, served in a spring roll shell ($9.50).
*Pork Katsu: Breaded pork served on wasabi mashed potatoes with coleslaw and an Asian barbecue dipping sauce ($13.75).
*One new sushi roll, the "RA"llipop: Tuna, salmon, yellowtail, spicy tuna mix, lettuce, asparagus and cucumber, wrapped in lobok [Asian radish] and skewered with a garlic ponzu sauce ($15).
*Spicy Rice Crispy Treats: Soy paper hand rolls filled with crispy rice balls, spicy tuna mix, cucumber, avocado, lettuce and sautéed nuts, served with a soy chili sauce ($7.25).
*"RA Tapas", a selection of small plates of thinly-sliced sashimi served with organic micro greens.
*Chicken Teriyaki Bowl: chicken breast sautéed with snow peas, carrots and broccoli, served over rice and topped with teriyaki sauce ($8.25).
*New cocktails such as the Shiso Naughty martini: Skyy Infusions Pineapple vodka and X-Rated liqueur with yuzu and Japanese shiso ($8.50).
*Two new sakes: Hakutsuru Sayuri "Little Lily" Junmai Nigori; and Tozai "Living Jewel" Junmai.
RA Sushi in South Miami is located at 5829 SW 73rd St. across from The Shops at Sunset Place.