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Destination: Dinner

Hot Tuna Sushi Bar and Grille

Hot Tuna Sushi Bar and Grille is an unassuming little restaurant in a plaza on Tampa Road in Oldsmar. We knew right away that owner Hanh and her crew have gotten a good thing started.

Hawaii-Five-O roll is almost a dessert; it’s not too sweet, but has a surprising addition of sweet potato fries, mango, and coconut marmalade that make it delightfully unusual.

“We’re not just a sushi place,” she says. “we’re modern and we’re fun and we serve a whole lot more than sushi.” You can find everything from the innovative SashimiTini (our six year old ate sashimi for the first time: such a lovely presentation!), to Tuna Tataki (seared to perfection and served with citrus ponzu sauce), pork dumplings, grilled Maine lobster tail, Filet Mignon, and Korean Style short ribs. Of course, the sushi they do serve is delicious.

Hot Tuna also offers up a variety of dessert offerings include the chocolate pyramid (dulce de leche mousse with diced pears and spiced genoise in a milk and white chocolate pyramid), chocolate trilogy, and tempura ice cream (go early - this could run out!), among others, both traditional and very American, running true to their “not just a sushi place” mantra.

The “lollipop” is a rice-free offering that has raw tuna, cucumber, cream cheese, and secret sauce that’s light and refreshing. The

decided we’d enjoy a date night out just as much as we enjoyed spending time with Nana and a “selection” of our kiddos on this first trip. For the budget-conscious, Hot Tuna also offers a weekday lunch special with two classic sushi rolls and a house salad or miso soup, at a great deal. Their happy hour features classic rolls for just $4 and 2-for1 Saketinis and Sake Sangrias, along with other drink specials. But even if you can’t make the “deal” hours, you will find Hot Tuna to truly be a “hot” new spot on the Tampa Bay dining scene.

You see the difference when you walk in the door; the decor is modern, and the owners have made a visible, intentional decision to offer current music and an atmosphere that is at once hip and family-friendly. We

3689 Tampa Rd. Oldsmar, FL 34677 (813) 818-TUNA (8862)

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