In: Eating9 Jan 2012
(map) At last! The Cho brothers bring their contemporary-sushi style to Lakeway. This new location is twice the size of the original in Steiner Ranch. But it’s already packed with crowds hungry for the Cho’s creative take on the freshest, top-notch ingredients. The menu lists a variety of innovative sushi rolls. Above and below, the Bentley. Inside rolled sushi rice are fatty tuna, crab and sliced cucumber. The outside is topped with richly marbled Kobe beef, which is then lightly seared and brushed with a honey-bourbon glaze. Heavenly.
This roll is called the CRP. When asked what that stood for, the chef said, “I have no idea!” Another delicious creation of escolar and asparagus, wrapped in rice, then topped with yellowtail, spicy sliced serranos and masago (flying-fish eggs).
There are always new specials on the menu, like this lightly cooked salmon collar, above. The chef told us it was from “the best part of the fish” (the cheeks). You can see one of the chefs carving up the day’s catch, below. In addition to creativity, top-quality ingredients are the secret to Cho’s success.
It’s fun to sit at the sushi bar and interact with the chefs, or you can take a seat in the roomy dining area. Okay, Lakeway: ready, set, Cho!