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You can begin your meal with traditional edamame, which is a bowl of steamed soybeans sprinkled with salt or try a tuna or salmon tartar. Try whetting your appetite with the crispy duck salad or a miso, wonton or udon soup. The sushi options include fresh and cooked nigiri ( fish served atop rice), sashimi (slices of fresh fish), and Sushi Hana’s basic and special rolls. You can order combination plates, or pick and choose your favorites. The special rolls include colorful names like the Flying Dragon roll which is crabmeat, shrimp tempura and eel, topped with salmon and mango or the Tsunami roll, made with salmon, spicy crabmeat, and avocado, topped with white tuna. The bar is stocked with a selection of wine and sake to accompany your meal perfectly. Some of the most popular menu items include the yellowtail jalapeno appetizer — fresh yellowtail tuna topped with jalapeno and drizzled with yuzu — or the steak carpaccio (grilled steak served with spicy horseradish). “The steak carpaccio is very popular. Two guys came in recently and told me it was the best carpaccio in the galaxy,” Chan says.

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Another popular choice is the peppercorn steak teriyaki, a grilled fillet cooked with peppercorns and served on a sizzling bed of onions and peppers in a sweet and savory teriyaki sauce. Chan’s favorite menu item is the tuna avocado salad with fresh ahi, seaweed salad, avocado, and a wasabisesame dressing. Of course, the sushi is the star at a sushi restaurant, and Sushi Hana is no different. “The Bonsai roll is always popular,” Chan says. “It’s salmon, wrapped with spicy crab with a radish sprout and spicy mayo. We torch it, which gives it a nice smoke flavor, then sprinkle it with chili and serve it with a spicy yuzu dressing.”

If you want to learn to make your own sushi, the Riverside location offers Let’s Roll! Sushi Making. The class teaches how to make sushi rice, select and cut fish, and how to roll. Classes are announced on the Sushi Hana Facebook page, so give them a like to get a notification when the next class will be held, or give the Riverside location a call for more information. Also offered at the Riverside location is the convenience of online ordering. You can check off the items you want, make special requests, and even order ahead for pick up later. The online order form indicates whether an item is raw or vegetarian, so there are no surprises in your handmade roll.

What about for those who are new to sushi? “We have a lot of cooked items, like teriyaki or hot and sour soup,” says Chan. “We have cooked rolls, like the fried shrimp roll. In fact, the whole menu caters to people new to sushi.”


You may be asking yourself how a sushi restaurant can serve fresh fish in a landlocked state. The answer isn’t as complicated as you might imagine. “UPS is the wonder of the modern world,” Chan says. “Our fish is overnighted from Hawaii.”

30 p.m.; 4:30-10 p.m. Monday-Friday: 11 a.m.-2: .; 4:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday: 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m Sunday: Closed

LOCATOR 3739 S. Peoria | Tulsa 918-712-9338 sa 9904 Riverside Pkwy. | Tul 918-528-6688

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