Those who toil in the gilded Art Deco high-rise palaces of downtown Tulsa have it all except for one thing: sushi. And now, with the opening of the first sushi place in the Deco District, they have even that.

Hidden in an otherwise undistinguished block, in a space with lofty ceilings and stark yet casual red and white decor, The Sushi Place gives downtown sushi-lovers a reason to rejoice. For the traditionalist, there are eight varieties of nigiri, carefully arranged plates of sashimi, and even cone-shaped temaki, all made with the freshest fish available.

American favorites such as California Rolls and Caterpillar Rolls are also offered. These are fine choices and come beautifully presented on a white porcelain platter. But most noteworthy are the two chefs’ own inventions. They mix such unlikely ingredients as shrimp tempura, cream cheese, baked smoked salmon and spicy mayo. Brash, brazen and exuberant, with names like Naughty Roll and 918 Crunch Roll, these flamboyant creations are worthy of a neighborhood that once was Oil Capital of the World.




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