Kuroshio: It's not just a place to sit down and devour rolls upon rolls of the freshest sushi money can buy – it's a place to kick back a brew or two, catch up with old friends and gobble up roll upon roll.Walking into Kuroshio Sushi Bar & Grill in Smyrna, you'd think that you had stepped into a seaside sushi join in Los Angeles more so than a Georgian joint. Maybe it's the clean, modern interior with blue-lighted accents and the busied sushi chefs at the bar in the back. Maybe it's the owner, Khoa's convivial, warm greeting – but there's something immediately warm and charming about the sushi joint. It's not just a place to sit down and devour rolls upon rolls of the freshest sushi money can buy – it's a place to kick back a brew or two, catch up with old friends (or Khoa, even, while you're at it), while you gobble up roll upon roll of sushi. (Because really, there's no need to contain that urge.)
Kuroshio's focus is on fresh eats. And we don't just mean fresh as in "recently procured from the ocean" (though it certainly is that), we mean fresh in the "inventive" sense of the word, too. Case-point, their spicy, delectable Hot Wok Shrimp. We simply can't get enough of this plated perfection: pico de gallo, verdant avocado slices, and picante tiger shrimp served alongside crispy, flaky won-ton tostadas. It's a perfect blend of latin-american and japanese flavors. Their creativity carries over to their sushi rolls, too. The famed "No Name Roll" is a testament to this – it's so good they just couldn't put a name to it. And after eating a few of our own, we couldn't blame them. There just aren't words for how good it is.
Hot Wok Shrimp, $11
Conch Salad, $10
Sweet Potato Tempura Maki, $4
Salmon Poki, $7
The Earth Mover Assortment, $23
Monday – Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday, noon to 10 p.m.