Sushi showdown

By Joe Stumpe | Photography by Michelle Adams

Baked Alaska | Sumo by Nambara

Baked Alaska | Sumo by Nambara

We asked six of Wichita’s best sushi restaurants to show off some of their best work for the readers of Splurge. As you can see, they didn’t disappoint. You could take our word that these creations taste even better than they look, but wouldn’t it make more sense to pull a chair up to your nearest sushi bar and find out for yourself?

Baked Alaska | Sumo by Nambara

11233 E. 13th, 838-7866

This roll is a tongue-in-cheek tribute to the famous baked ice-cream dessert of the same name. It features a salmon-crab-cream cheese roll topped with a scallop and baked. The final touch is a duo of exquisite sauces: wasabi-cucumber and balsamic-teriyaki. Chef Hideo Nambara and his wife, Ivy, recently opened their second Sumo, in Leawood. “You’ve got to stretch yourself,” Ivy said.

Volcano Roll | Sake Japanese Steakhouse  and Sushi 
Bar

Volcano Roll | Sake Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar

Volcano Roll | Sake Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar

650 N. Carriage Parkway, 689-0888 Spicy tuna, shrimp, avocado and more go into this roll, which gets it name from its triangular shape and glistening, lava-like fish roe that appears to be spilling out of the top. Sake opened in December, after its owners extensively remodeled the space formerly used by Kobe Steakhouse.

 
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