Pineapple Grove has a new must-try restaurant: Coco Sushi Lounge & Bar. The fourth outpost from Boca-based restaurateurs Jason Zheng and Tina Wang, Coco Sushi delivers an array of Asian-fusion flavors in sleek surrounds. The dishes themselves are artistically plated, with masterful sushi rolls that look as if they belong in a museum. The menu ranges from cool and hot tasting plates to raw and cooked sushi, as well as a curated selection of fried rice, noodles, and land and sea entrées. Here, we spotlight a few favorites.
- Start with a specialty cocktail. “Bar” is part of the restaurant’s name, after all. In addition to a full page of sake, Coco Sushi has 14 specialty cocktails that marry classic libations with unique fruits and garnishes. Standouts include the Blackberry Moscow Mule and the Kiss My Coco, with vanilla vodka, pineapple and coconut rums, coconut milk, and a honey-toasted coconut rim.
- Try both cool and hot appetizers. The Coco Sushi menu is designed for convivial sharing, and that begins with the “Tasting” section. Opt for something cool—like the lump blue crab piled atop a halved avocado or the truffle oil–dressed carpaccio that comes with your choice of tuna, salmon, wahoo, and yellowtail—as well as something from the hot column. We’re especially fond of the crispy baby bok choy, which you’re sure to gobble up as if they were potato chips.
- Split some sushi. Coco Sushi truly shines in this arena. Not only are their specialty rolls beautiful, but they’re innovative too, layering textures and flavors while still allowing each individual ingredient to shine. The Lobster Dynamite roll, for example, is a shrimp tempura roll with cucumber and cream cheese, covered with avocado, baked dynamite lobster, and eel sauce. From the raw selections, the Angel Island comprises spicy tuna and avocado wrapped in soy paper and topped with bang bang shrimp and spicy mayo. Order a few for the table and take your taste buds on a culinary journey.