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Learn to make Sushi & enjoy sake tasting!

Postedon Jul 30, 2013 in News and Reviews

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Thinking outside the case!

Postedon Sep 6, 2012 in News and Reviews

Take A Seat at Sabuku’s Interactive Sushi Bar , by Michelle Dederko, 8/31/2012

We’ve given you the low-down on Sabuku Sushi’s unexpected rolls and creative takes on tradition. Beyond the flavorful food, we’re discovering even more ways that Sabuku defies the norm.

As one of the only sushi spots in Normal Heights, Sabuku was created by Bob Pasela on a foundation of originality. When guests step inside of the restaurant, a few tables offer the seat-treatment. But the real magic happens at the bar. There, Sabuku has presented a unique approach to the dining experience: a completely caseless sushi bar.

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Bacon Mania Hits San Diego

Postedon Aug 27, 2012 in News and Reviews

Bacon Mania Hits San Diego, by Maria Desiderata Montana Posted on August 23, 2012

Join the bacon movement and taste America’s favorite breakfast food in a whole new way!

Bacon is in, and it’s more than just for breakfast these days. Making its appearance in various restaurants with some interesting pairings, these scrumptiously salty strips are tantalizing taste buds and opening up a whole new world of flavor. You’ll be “high on the hog” when you discover the other side of bacon at these imaginative restaurants.

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A Heated Triple Threat Sushi Challenge

Postedon Aug 10, 2012 in News and Reviews

A Heated Triple Threat Sushi Challenge , by Brandon Hernandez Posted on August 8th, 2012

It’d been a long time since I saw that cheesy photo of me donning a sombrero and poncho, sporting a set of plumped purple lips. I don’t consider myself particularly photogenic and generally avoid pics of my mug. Despite that, I took a quick glance of my victory Polaroid from True North Tavern’s TNT Taco Challenge before heading out the door for my latest firefight, if for no other reason than to remind myself of my taste buds’ fortitude.

This time around, there would be no silly garb, no needling emcee taunting me over a PA playing to a crowd of half-enthused, half-mortified onlookers. Nope. This time it would be just me, myself, and I, seated in a corner and daring to take on a trio of sushi rolls comprising Sabuku Sushi’s (3027 Adams Avenue) Suicide Special.

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“Sabuku Sushi features the World’s Hottest Pepper” by sandiegofoodfinds.com

Postedon Jul 13, 2012 in News and Reviews

Sabuku Sushi features the World’s Hottest Pepper , by Maria Desiderata Montana Posted on July 13, 2012

Spicy food, like any intense culinary flavor, is an acquired taste. Hot sauces and dishes delivering extreme heat have developed a cult-like following, with disciples of the movement constantly looking for the next hottest thing. Enter Sabuku Sushi Head Chef Zach Stofferahn’s new Suicide Special that features the World’s Hottest Pepper, the searing Trinidad scorpion pepper.

This diabolical specialty menu offers three levels of mouth scorching flavor that will challenge any sultan of the Scoville Scale!

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“The Suicide Special at Sabuku… Sushi to die for. Maybe literally.” says Thrillist.com

Postedon Jul 13, 2012 in News and Reviews

The Suicide Special at Sabuku ,July 13th, 2012

First off, just know the good people of Sabuku don’t want you to die. They think you have a lot to live for. Butttt, in case you do perish from their Suicide Special — three super-spicy, mouth-numbing, Chrissy-Russo-hot rolls — they will ask that you pay before eating, and the menu even includes a warning that they aren’t responsible for divvying up your Matt Christopher books in case you do, you know, kick the dying bucket. But if you’re still down, know you’ll be tempting fate with:

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Sabuku’s sakes featured on Citybeat

Postedon Jun 21, 2012 in News and Reviews

Learning to enjoy sake by Kelly Davis, May 24th, 2012

To make up for running out of one of the sakes in the three-sake flight I ordered recently at Sabuku, a newish sushi spot in Normal Heights, the server brought me a generous pour of Yoshinagawa’s “Winter Warrior.”

“Now, that’s good,” my husband said, putting the glass at an equal distance between us.

Winter Warrior was initially intended for limited release, but its popularity at Sabuku (3027 Adams Ave.) is at least partly responsible for Yoshinagawa’s decision to make it available year-round. It’s Sabuku owner Bob Pasela’s favorite, too.

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Nontraditional Rolls at Sabuku, where sushi doesn’t have to rub you raw!

Postedon May 28, 2012 in News and Reviews

5 Nontraditional Sushi Rolls from Sabuku by Michelle Dederko, May 24th, 2012

When your crew finally reaches a “Where to?” decision of sushi for lunch or dinner, there always seems to be one stern protestor in the group. Some hold their anti-raw policy close to heart; others may have never tasted a raw roll to their pleasing.

Sabuku Sushi of Normal Heights doesn’t stop at traditional. While they aim for the highest quality of fish and a keen attention to detail, they also strive for constant innovation…

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Sabuku to display local artist for Art Around Adams

Postedon May 26, 2012 in News and Reviews

Art Around Adams

Art Around Adams 2012 is back with an outrageously fun eclectic mix of performance, music, and art. Happening Saturday, June 2nd from 2pm-10pm, with extended hours due to popular demand. This years Art Around Adams will stretch from Oregon St. in Normal Heights to Vista St. in Kensington, we’ve expanded to over 2 miles of art, music, craziness, and fun! The event will kickoff at 2pm…

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Sabuku joining this year’s Taste of Adams Avenue

Postedon May 26, 2012 in News and Reviews

Taste of Adams Avenue Returns   by Michelle Dederko, May 16th, 2012

It’s back for its 12th year of local eats along one of the hippest avenues in town. Mark your calendars—Taste of Adams Avenue returns to the obvious location on Sunday, June 24th from 11am-3pm…

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