October 1st, 2009 by Whitney Shae – Comments (7)
Grand Opening Monday October 5th, Yokozuna is a brand new upscale Asian eatery in downtown Tulsa. Following Elliot Nelson’s other well known restaurants: 2 and soon-to-be 3 McNellie’s Pub locations, Dilly Deli and El Guapo, this local establishment has a modern flare with fresh Asian cuisine. Located in upcoming downtown, Yokozuna has great food, a very chill atmosphere and a great wine selection. Not to mention, for currently being “in training”, the service and staff are unbelievable.
With high ceilings, this venue is perfect for this restaurant. The main room speaks for itself with a nice modern bar and huge open room for seating. The atmosphere is a great fit for any business lunch, late-night out with friends or nice dinner before a show downtown. A private dining room will soon be available with plenty of seating for small events or meetings.
We had the opportunity to try the food Wednesday night for a preview before the restaurant opens on Monday, October 4th. The food was beautifully presented and had very exotic ingredients and flavors. The menu is still changing and not set in stone, but the items that we tried were very appetizing. If you love spicy food, the hot wings with a coconut cream sauce were awesome! The Palappam Napoleon layered dessert was one of the best desserts I have had in a long time! My favorite part of the evening though, was having the chance to visit with the owner, Elliot Nelson, and the manager Matt Leland. They were so thankful for our feedback and attentiveness. I can’t wait to go back and do a full-out review!
Make sure to head downtown and give Yokozuna a try. Let us know what you think!
Here is a fun Yokozuna video we found on their MySpace Page