Ocean 81 Sushi Bar
WhFresh fish tangles with spicy sauces and chopped vegetables at Ocean 81 Sushi Bar in Oklahoma City. Hand rolls wrapped in seaweed abound with protein choices like tuna or salmon, topped with delicacies like quail eggs. Diners can also hone in on a sushi roll or two, including raw and fully cooked fish pieces sharing space between rice and seaweed with fillings like cucumber, avocado, kaiware, green onions and cream cheese. Outer toppings range from bonito flakes and eel sauce to masago and crab sticks. Chefs also serve completely raw, no frills sashimi and nigiri choices like octopus, albacore, red snapper and sea eel for the adventurous foodies at the table.
Aside from sushi, Ocean 81 also specializes in Japanese and Asian favorites like salted edamame, poke bowls, lightly battered tempura, BBQ buns and sauteed shishito peppers. Pork, shrimp and chicken gyoza dumplings help satisfy hungry stomachs, as do noodle soups and salads. Tableside, select grilled teppanyaki and robata meals or traditional bento boxes, or sidle up to the bar and watch as the expert chefs work their magic. Whether you sample bites of sushi or stick to classic grilled dishes, don't miss out on sweet desserts like green tea ice cream, bananas tempura or cheesecake tempura.