From Our Editors
Deemed one of the best spots in Los Angeles by Saturday Night Magazine, Rok Sushi Kitchen unites chefs who wrap more than 50 specialty rolls with a kitchen that cooks an array of Japanese fusion dishes. Inside a lofted dining room, minimalist decor glows with golden and brown tones, and warm lamps cut through the dark without help from the flashlight Mom tucked into a maki roll "just in case." Framed by shelves stocked with a multitude of bottles, the bar's deft mixologists synthesize cocktails that blend freshly squeezed fruit and vegetable juices with sake and other spirits. Bruce Lee stands frozen in time inside a pop-art portrait above the sushi bar, and Hermosa Pier beckons mere footsteps or cartwheels from the front door.