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BOA Steakhouse, Sushi Roku Open in Manhattan Beach

Oct 21, 2022 10:51AM ● By Jeanne Fratello

The BOA Steakhouse patio. Photo credit: Wonho Frank Lee

Popular eateries Sushi Roku and BOA Steakhouse have officially opened at Manhattan Village, following a week of previews and splashy parties. The restaurants are open for dinner as of Friday night, and will be adding lunch service by the end of the month.

The two restaurants, by award-winning Los Angeles restaurant group IDG, were built brand new from the ground up. Both restaurants and dining rooms are side-by-side under one roof, with generous outdoor dining spaces.

“Manhattan Beach and the South Bay are such beautiful and dynamic communities from the beaches to their businesses, and wonderful dining,” said Lee Maen, co-founder/partner. “We know our guests like to work hard and play hard. We’re looking forward to offering two new unique venues for them to do both—over an excellent meal and a cocktail.”

Sushi Roku has been a mainstay of Los Angeles upscale Japanese dining since 1997, while BOA Steakhouse opened its flagship restaurant in 2001. The restaurants have gained devotees, respectively, for Sushi Roku’s signature sushi, sashimi and izakaya-style bar fare, and for BOA's  40-day dry-aged New York strip and A5 Japanese Wagyu.   

The bar at Sushi Roku. Photo credit: Wonho Frank Lee

Designed by Finn Wijatno Architects, the new Manhattan Beach Sushi Roku seats 100 guests and features an NFT art wall with screens displaying digital art, all available for purchase. The bar is a dual sushi bar and cocktail bar. 

BOA Steakhouse seats 160 guests and was designed by Tag Front. (The design is said to be inspired by the question: “What would Tom Ford’s beach house in Manhattan Beach look like?”)

The space features a sprawling open-air patio, a dining room anchored by a 12-seat bar, and cozy booths with custom carved wooden tabletops meant to evoke Manhattan Beach’s surfing history. The bar continues the surf theme with a hand-carved bar top resembling longboards of the past. 

On Thursday night, BOA and Sushi Roku were packed with a who's-who of Manhattan Beach for a pre-opening party, while guests sampled creative cocktails along with small bites of sushi, jumbo shrimp and crabcakes, Wagyu beef cheesesteaks, and aged New York strip steak. 

Sushi Roku and BOA Steakhouse are located on their own grounds on the Sepulveda Blvd. side of Manhattan Village. The hours are currently 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5:00 to 11:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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