While most of us spent our long holiday weekend out of town, hanging with friends and family, or buried beneath a pile of empty beer cans, the owners of Voodoo Tuna Sushi Bar & Lounge
(15326 Detroit Ave., 216-302-8862) quietly opened their doors for service. The new “Asian fusion” bistro, which is located on Detroit Avenue in Lakewood, opened for dinner on Thursday, July 2.
The interior of the 3,000-square-foot space is modern, bright and boldly colored. The dining room accommodates approximately 100 guests at tables, at the sushi bar, and a large cocktail bar. A front patio will provide additional seating for diners.
“We’re going to take classic Asian dishes and put an Americanized spin on them,” partner Joe Koskovics explained during the lead-up to opening day. “We’ll take sushi dishes and blend them with elements from the kitchen.”
Koskovics is joined by partner Mike Longo, executive chef Andrew Jackson, and GM Dave Socha in the operation.
The Asian-fusion menu is divided into categories for appetizers, steamed buns, sushi, noodle bowls and entrees. Appetizers run the gamut from lobster nachos with guacamole to Thai curry and sweet chili steamed mussels. Steamed buns come filled with barbecue eel and slaw, chicken yakitori, or crispy fried shrimp. Noodle bowls come loaded with ramen, chicken, sausage and miso broth, udon, tenderloin, kale and beef-soy broth, or pad Thai noodles with shrimp and tofu.
The largest section of the menu is reserved for the sushi, which includes sashimi and nigiri sold by the piece, maki rolls like California and spicy tuna, large-format futomaki rolls like the popular Dragon Roll, and “Voodoo Tuna Exclusive” rolls that combine back-of-the-house ingredients like pork belly with sushi bar accoutrements like tempura shrimp and rice.
A half dozen Asian-themed entrees are built around steak, salmon, chicken and tofu.
Beer, red and white wines by the glass, sake and sake-based cocktails like the Tokyo Mule, a blend of sake, ginger beer and lime, hail from the large bar. On weekends, a limited “late night” menu will be served until 2:30 a.m.
Check out the complete menu with prices here: Voodoo Tuna Menu
Voodoo is open Monday-Saturday after 4 p.m.