Friday, May 27, 2011

Red Sun BBQ Garden @ Katana on the Sunset Strip

Lazy Sundays in the summer: hanging out in the backyard with a lemonade or beer, grilling a burger after taking an afternoon siesta.  This summer has a new Sunday tradition: the Red Sun BBQ Garden at Katana on the Sunset Strip.  Beginning this Sunday and running through Labor Day, Angelenos and well informed visitors can relax on Katana’s hip patio and munch on special Red Sun BBQ menu items and sip refreshing cocktails, while listening to DJ Cassie Stevens play a mix of tunes.

What is on this menu?  Menu highlights include Tuna “Poke” Tartare ($10); Yellowtail Sashimi ($12); Taniguchi Roll with Kobe Beef Wrapped Avocado ($18); Yellowtail or Spicy Tuna Hanabi ($13).  If that is not baller enough for you, the Shichirin Grill ($39 for two) with American Kobe Beef and Crab Legs cooked at the table, and the Red Sun BBQ Tasting Menu ($40) complete with a selection of Robatayaki and Katana favorites, are available for the hungry.  The full Katana menu will also be available all night during the Red Sun BBQ Garden but it is a Summer Sunday, so enjoy the Red Sun menu.

What is an outdoor garden without bar specials?  Nothing!  So to increase the refreshing quotient, Katana will be offering some deals that will make your mouth water including the ever-popular Sake Sangria ($6);  Champagne St. Germain ($6); Watermelon Margarita ($8); Blueberry Mash ($8); the John Daly with Sweet Tea Vodka ($8); and a Katana Pineapple Fusion served in a fresh Pineapple bowl ($20 for two). If you opt for the Pineapple bowl, you will be the envy of the patio.

Red Sun BBQ Garden is Sundays from May 29 - September 4th from 5p.m.-11:30 p.m.

Katana: 8439 West Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood.  Phone: (323) 650-8585.  Website:

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