A rendering of the exterior of the new Sushi Roku restaurant in the works, set to open in 2023 at the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto. Courtesy Innovative Dining Group.
By Kate Bradshaw
Palo Alto will be the next location for two high-end restaurants by Innovative Dining Group, a Los Angeles-based hospitality firm: Sushi Roku, coming to Stanford Shopping Center in early summer 2023, and BOA Steakhouse, at an undisclosed location in the city later in 2023. Sushi Roku will be located within the Stanford Shopping Center on the Sand Hill Road side between The Melt and California Pizza Kitchen, according to a shopping center spokesperson.
"We are excited to bring Sushi Roku and BOA Steakhouse to the cities of Palo Alto and Austin. We’ve seen an increased demand with our tech focused guests who either visit us from these markets or have relocated there," Lee Maen, a partner and founder at Innovative Dining Group (IDG), said in a Sept. 27 press statement. "When expanding, we look for markets where our quality dining experiences and one-of-a-kind concept restaurants would make a big impact and these two cities are a natural fit."
A rendering of the interior of the Sushi Roku restaurant planned in Palo Alto at the Stanford Shopping Center. Courtesy Innovative Dining Group.
Sushi Roku offers premium nigiri and sashimi alongside menu items that are rooted in Japanese tradition with Californian and international influences.They also offer hot dishes with seasonal ingredients and a curated selection of sake, Japanese beer and whiskey, custom cocktails and wine.
BOA Steakhouse serves a variety of prime steaks and seafood entrees like lobster and cedar plank salmon with seasonal sides, as well as an assortment of cocktails, beer and wine. It has other locations in West Hollywood and Santa Monica, while Sushi Roku is in Santa Monica, Newport Beach, Pasadena, Las Vegas and Scottsdale.