Sashi is more than just amazing sushi restaurant with alluring atmosphere. My love for Sashi comes from its unique ability to be more than just a restaurant, to offer more to Manhattan Beach than just a culinary destination.
When Sashi first opened its doors to Manhattan Beach it quickly became known to us locals as a great place for an entertaining date night or to grab a drink with friends to kick off the weekend. However, I quickly realized, along with many others, that this upscale eatery offers much more to our community than fine dining. While it is still my number one pick for a specialty cocktail (the Wildfire Martini is my favorite!) or a celebratory dinner, Sashi has become more of an everyday destination for me.
Their “Sashi Hour” is the best way to gather with my friends and reconnect midweek over small plate trios and a glass of wine. Friends and I agree that with all of our busy schedules it’s nice that the deals last all night long, unlike other happy hours. We no longer feel such a rush to make it on time and order in a hurry; instead we can arrive and relax. Which is so easy to do in the comfy, casual lounge setting.
My boyfriend and I love to frequent the sushi bar for dinner and experience the food in a traditional way. There are always fresh daily additions to the raw section. And we also love to indulge in some of Chef Makoto’s classics, favorites include the crispy rice and spicy tuna, the MB Roll, and the black prawns tempura. Yum!
Even more exciting is that Sashi is developing their outdoor space into more of what our community craves; a spot to enjoy the sun accompanied by light beach fare, and afternoon cocktails.
Their cute fliers and email for the Sashi Sundays convinced my friends and myself to stop by yesterday and we are happy we did. They were featuring new small plates to the Sashi Hour menu (nice for us regulars) and the amazing drink specials! A “build your own Bloody Mary Bar” with garnishes like asparagus, hot sauce, array of olives, peppers and so much more! It was enjoyable to add all the toppings yourself. All for $6. Also we tried the Sake Sangria, probably my new favorite drink, EVER. We enjoyed the new dishes and drinks while hanging out on the sunny patio that was set up as an outside lounge. It was perfect little Sunday and I have a feeling that patio will be calling my name every weekend!
I will add photos of the Sashi Sunday experience as soon as I upload them off of my camera!