Crazy Rock'N Sushi, which has branches in West Hollywood and La Puente among others, is coming to Irvine at Alton Square, which has been an unlikely hotbed of new restaurant activity in the past year. Both Mooyah Burgers and Pizza 90 opened there recently, and in a few months, the space vacated by El Cholo Cantina will become a California Pizza Kitchen.
Crazy Rock'N Sushi will be located next to Mooyah and takes over the space of Yen Sushi which closed in the last month.
If you've not been to the other locations and you're wondering what Crazy Rock'N Sushi will serve, check out the menu on the website–but I think you might have an idea even without looking. Its closest kin is RA Sushi, Mizu Sushi Bar N Grill, Kabuki and soon, Wokcano.. Think rolls with fanciful names, served on oblong plates with squiggles of sauce or showers of tempura crumb…and of course, sake and tempura ice cream for dessert.
Before becoming an award-winning restaurant critic for OC Weekly in 2007, Edwin Goei went by the alias “elmomonster” on his blog Monster Munching, in which he once wrote a whole review in haiku.