Beginning 2016 with a bang, Sushi Ronin opened its doors on Saturday, January 2 to a full house. The hip new sushi eatery is the product of a collaboration between restaurateur Alexander Gurevich (owner of the recently shuttered, soon-to-be-reimagined Limon) and chef/partner Corey Baker, whose impressive resume includes Sushi Den, Sushi Sasa, Sushi Hai, and Sushi Yoshi.
Baker shows off his skill and experience through a classic menu that makes the freshest fish shine in nigiri, sashimi, and a variety of rolls. The offerings also include cold items like tofu and salads, warm ones like the karaage (fried chicken) and kama (broiled hamachi and shake collars), and several combo sushi options. Sushi Ronin also boasts a fun drink menu with a plethora of sake and Japanese whiskey, as well as local spirits.
The restaurant, which has 10 seats at the sushi counter, some 10-12 at the bar, and an additional 40 to 42 in the dining area, is housed at 2930 Umatilla. Open for dinner daily, Sushi Ronin brings variety to this bustling dining area that includes next door neighbor Linger, as well as Old Major and Bar Dough just up the street.
One additional neighbor will join the fray only four stories up: L5, restaurateur Justin Cucci's Spanish-influenced restaurant, will occupy the top floor of the building later this year.