The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa—Southern California’s historic AAA-Four Diamond Mission Inn Hotel & Spa located just outside of Los Angeles—announced the opening of The Sushi Bar. Under the direction of Sushi Chef Chuck Adkins, The Sushi Bar brings a new dining experience to Riverside with a fresh, modern take on traditional sushi for guests and locals to enjoy.
Located just off the lobby at The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, The Sushi Bar welcomes diners with an inviting lounge atmosphere, relaxing music and contemporary decor. Sushi Chef Chuck Adkins has infused the menu with his creativity and will incorporate an “izakaya” dining style with small plates. Guests can also expect chef tastings “omakase” as it’s traditionally referred to in Japan.
“I am excited to be at the helm of The Sushi Bar and to introduce diners to all the possibilities of sushi and Japanese cuisine,” says Sushi Chef Chuck Adkins who was born in Japan and has been practicing the art of sushi since 1999. “The beauty about sushi is that there’s no right or wrong way to eat it, so there will be something for everyone from hot plates to traditional rolls.”
Featuring only the freshest ingredients from purveyors in the Little Tokyo Historic District of Los Angeles and wild catch from Hawaii, the menu highlights classics such as Spicy Garlic Edamame and Miso Soup and introduces inventive izakaya style plates such as Yellowtail Carpaccio topped with olive oil, yuzu, jalapeno and pink peppercorn and Tuna Soy Truffle with pecorino cheese beneath various yuzu toppings. House Signature Rolls found only at The Sushi Bar include Keepers of the Inn Roll with spicy tuna, avocado, cucumber and mango with yuzu ponzu dressing and a drizzle of mango sauce; Garlic Seared Hamachi Roll with spicy tuna, avocado and shrimp tempura beneath seared Hamachi, garlic paste, and yuzu ponzu sauce.
“The Sushi Bar is a wonderful addition to our award-winning dining options, with a menu inspired by first-rate ingredients and a pleasing atmosphere designed to appeal to guests and locals from close by and beyond,” says Duane Roberts, co-owner of The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa.
Kelly Roberts, co-owner of The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, adds, “We’re pleased to welcome Sushi Chef Chuck to the team, and to offer a new standout destination for sushi in Riverside.”