It’s understandable why some say S3 is “YOLO on the beach.” Same ownership, similar design cues, attentive service and smart-looking crowd. But the added dimension of beach dining is alluring and very different from their Las Olas restaurant. The food is a mix of new American and Asian with many small plate options as well as some larger entrée items. We ordered several small plates… Tuna Tataki , so tender it melts in your mouth, Kamikaze Roll with nice hotness, tasty Vietnamese Chicken Wings and the “not what you were expecting” Shrimp Toast-Ciabatta. So many more items I’d like to try, but will have to wait for the next visit.
My brother enjoys good sushi. I’m not sure if it was all the lox he ate as a kid or just his love of all things fish, but eating sushi is one of his passions. In fact, it was he who introduced me to Sushi Rock. I was there the day he asked our server if they could recreate a roll that was made for him by a sushi chef & friend in Massachusetts. That roll is now served at the restaurant; however, it is not on the menu. You need to ask for it by name, the “Super Larry Roll.” It is a spicy tuna with jalapeño & crunch, inside out roll, wrapped with alternating strips of tuna and white tuna with spicy mayo and spicy masago. Normally we’ll start off with the Shrimp Dumplings (Ebi Shumai) served with a creamy mustard dipping sauce or for some real fire, the Steamed Pork Dumplings infused with wasabi (Great Balls of Fire.) I also recommend the Spicy Tuna Salad with crunch, masago, seaweed and kimchee sauce. While I eat a lot of sashimi and sushi, here I tend to eat more rolls…partly because they’re so darn good. Some that I recommend are; the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Blondie, The Mack Daddy and the Big Bopper.