Poipu Rock n’ Roll Sushi is the place to go in South Shore Kauai whenever you want handcrafted sushi creations on the double. Their tasty drinks sweeten the deal even more, especially if you’re fond of imaginative cocktails done right. Want to add even more magic to your dining experience? Time your visit just right to hear live music performances and then step up to delight the crowds with your karaoke jams and open mic shows.
The live music rings out across their upscale eatery at 6:30 pm nightly and continues until well after 9 pm. Local favorites arrive to play their greatest hits more often than not, although it’s not uncommon to see even bigger artists arrive onsite. If you prefer to hear DJs spin their records, come by on Saturday at 10 pm and stay until close. As if all that’s not enough, they have karaoke nights on Thursday at 9:30 pm and their open mics on Tuesdays at 9 pm.
No matter when you plan to come by, it’s best to make a reservation. Thankfully, you can do so quite easily by using the system on their website. Just select your preferred date and time and then let them know how many seats you’ll need at your table. It’s really that easy. After that, just arrive a few minutes before you reserved time, and they’ll get you right over to your seats. As you settle in, take a moment to admire the vivid dining room aesthetic, complete with eclectic décor.
Once you have your menu in hand, it’ll be tough to break your gaze away from all the ultra-fresh sushi and more. You can buy more time by starting your culinary journey with a drink and appetizer. Then, while you whet your appetite with bite after bite of pure deliciousness, you can pour over the sushi rolls, poke bowls, and other fan favorites. As you order up all your selections, just remember to save room for dessert. Or you’ll miss out on a chance to end your meal with a sweet kick.
You absolutely need to try the:
Head Bangin’ Poppers
When you want to kick off your meal on a high note, get the Head Bangin’ Poppers. This starter begins with cream cheese and spicy ahi mixed up right. Then, the mixture goes into the center of jalapenos that get breaded and fried to perfection.
Avocado Lover Roll
If you enjoy bright, bold flavors in every last bite, the Avocado Lover Roll is calling your name. This handmade sushi roll starts with slices of fresh avocado, carrot, and cucumber. After that, all the veggies get rolled up in sushi rice and wrapped up in nori to finish them off right.
Rockin’ Lobster Bomb
A chef’s exclusive, the Rockin’ Lobster Bomb promises to tantalize your tastebuds in every way imaginable. To get ready to roll, the chef prepares lightly battered lobster tempura and then slices up asparagus, avocado, and romaine lettuce. All the special ingredients go in the center of the roll with masago and then get topped with a zesty special sauce.
If you play your cards right, you’ll still have room left in your belly for dessert. That’s a great idea, too, because their Mochi Ice Cream is a must. You never know what flavor you’ll come across when you come by because they rotate them out on the regular. But you can count on each one to be as good as the last, so aim to try them all if you can. Prefer something a little bit different? Go with their Sticky Rice with Mango instead.
-Want great deals on appetizers and drinks? Come in from 4 pm to 6 pm daily for happy hour.
-Expect to spend at least an hour here, especially if dining during their dinner rush.