This week, the Foreman Wolf restaurant Group has set its sights on Japan.
Johnny’s is now expanding its West Coast-inflected menu to include sushi, sashimi, nigri, and a selection of specialty rolls every Tuesday through Saturday starting at 5 p.m.
The sushi menu will be available on the cafe side of the restaurant.
“It’s such a natural fit and complement to what we’re doing,” said Tony Foreman in a release. “Sushi is something we should have been doing all along.”
Ron Choi, formerly of Pabu and a former stunt actor, has been hired as sushi chef.
Choi is known for the simplicity of his plates, as well as his hand-crafted sauces.
The menu at the Roland Park spot will include specialty items such as fluke with ponzu, scallions, and momiji oroshi, yellowtail with yuzu ponzo and jalapeno, a 14-piece chef’s choice of sashimi, and nine piece chef’s choice of nigiri.
Other offerings will include: live scallop, big-eye tuna, fatty tuna, and blue fin tuna.
“[Sushi] is fun, healthful, easy, and accessible,” said Foreman in the release. “Adding sushi to the menu is simply building on what we do and offers something new to the neighborhood.”