RUSON JAPANESE Steakhouse & Sushi Bar is a place we have been watching for years from the outside and for some reason we never dared to go inside...until my brother & sister invited us for dinner.
This is a restaurant that is right in our neighborhood, barely ten minutes from where we live. I was delighted and curious about the flavors we may encounter. Enter the restaurant, on the right is the Sushi section, on the left is the Grill, full of fire and showmanship.
Tuna Tataki was what we tried first from the Sushi side...nicely seared on the outside and beautiful-pink on the inside. Generously sprinkled with sesame seeds and green onions. Underneath a little surprise of shredded carrots that were perfect to soak up the lovely seasoned ponzu sauce. Issa (my oldest) was about to pick up the plate and lick up the remaining sauce . I had to stop her fast !
Salads can go either way... Some people love salads, others do not but this was too good ... The House Salad was fresh, crispy and the dressing was full of texture yet the flavor was subtle and at the same time left a definite impression on the tongue. No hot dressing here, the tomato was a nice, cooling and enlivening addition.
LOVE to see fire as long as it does not burn us and the cooking display is very entertaining.
We all liked the show, where live cooking on a hot teppanyaki grill occurs . I think that it was a learning experience for my girls to see someone cooking fast & good & well, all at the same time. The chef, Cedric Mendoza, made us rice, in the shape of a heart. Endearing...
I am a carnivore ..... and Ruson Steakhouse caters to this as it was quite a protein fest. I love almost raw meat and seafood but I had to control myself as I was not alone, so it was cooked to perfection, despite my request for rawness 🙂
I watched as everything was carefully prepared and put together.. at the end it was total belly-happiness for all.
Well...had to be the thai donuts as Yasmin is quite taken with them. So comforting to dip something freshly fried and hot into a cool bowl of condensed milk. Sweet ++
I like this place above all because not only is the food very good, the service is also attentive and cordial.
Ruson Japanese Steakhouse& Sushi Bar is good for lunch or dinner. For when you are alone or with family or just simply hungry for the simple pleasure of eating well.
13856 N. Kendall Drive
305 386 6685
By Contributor Writer and Photographer Brenda Benoit