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Drop by for sushi and a cold one at Sushi Roku Pasadena pop up

Pop up sushi and a cool one
Pop up sushi and a cool one
Photo provided for use by Sushi Roku

Beer and sushi go chopstix and mug during the summer especially when it’s an impromptu pop up party sponsored by Sushi Roku Pasadena. Innovative Dining Group restaurant is joining One Colorado Courtyard’s “Saturday Nights in August” concert series with a pop-up beer garden experience. On Saturday, August 2 and 23, 2014, Sushi Roku will “pop up” in Downtown Pasadena to accompany complimentary live music, offering concertgoers an assortment of moonlit cocktails, signature sushi, and savory bites.

The courtyard beer garden will showcase a selection of summery cocktails, such as the Mandarin Honey Margarita ($12) with Los Arongo Tequila, mandarin oranges, honey, and lime juice; and beer specials, including Kirin, Sapporo, and Asahi brews. The restaurant is creating a $40, three-course prix fixe “Red Sun Feast,” as well as a la carte Sushi Roku favorites such as Filet-Wrapped Asparagus ($15); Yellowtail Sashimi with diced chiles ($17); Spicy Tuna Hanabi ($13); and Baked Cod ($19). Various Robatayaki skewers, including Premium Wagyu Japanese Beef ($64); Shrimp with Tarragon Miso ($8); and Bacon-Wrapped Cherry Tomatoes ($6) .

Sushi Roku’s pop up beer garden will be accompanied by prohibition-era jazz band Leftover Cuties tomorrow, August 2 and Echo Park-based indie pop musicians Banta on August 23, 2014.

The $40 Red Sun Feast menu includes

Edamame for the table

Trio of Appetizers

  • Salmon Carpaccio with Black Truffles; Yellowtail Sashimi with Diced Chiles; and Spicy Tuna Hanabi on Crispy Rice

Entrées (choice of):

  • Ume (six-piece signature sushi)
  • Grilled Filet Mignon with Ginger Teriyaki
  • Grilled Salmon with Homemade BBQ Sauce


  • Chocolate Volcano

It sure sounds like a fun thing to do on a weekend. Save the dates August 2 and August 23. Location of pop up is The Courtyard at One Colorado, 24 E Union Street, Pasadena, call for details: 626-683-3000, addition info available at, and

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