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Sushi Roku Hollywood is closing

Sushi Roku Hollywood is closing
Dishes from Sushi Roku is served during opening night of the Los Angeles Times' The Taste event at the Paramount Studios backlot on Sept. 4. The Hollywood location of the sushi restaurant will close Oct. 17. (Patrick T. Fallon / For The Times)

The Hollywood location of Sushi Roku, Innovative Dining Group's sushi restaurant and lounge on 3rd Street, is closing after 18 years. The last day of service will be Oct. 17.

IDG, which also owns Boa Steakhouse and Katana, will now focus its efforts on Roku, a soon-to-open flagship restaurant on Sunset Boulevard, located in the space formerly occupied by Riva Bella.

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"Roku will blend some of the core sensibilities from Sushi Roku Hollywood with our evolving signature style in order to offer something new and cutting edge for today's discerning guest," said Lee Maen, partner and founder of IDG. "We are grateful to have been a part of the influential community on 3rd Street for the past 18 years."

During the last week of service at Sushi Roku, guests will be able to order select items from the new Roku menu.

Corporate executive chef Tyson Wong will lead the culinary team behind Roku. And the menu will feature select items from the existing Sushi Roku brand menu in addition to teppanyaki, with A5-grade Wagyu, Matsuzaka beef and Santa Barbara spot prawns.

The restaurant will also house a test kitchen for the entire IDG culinary team, which services the company's restaurants in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Scottsdale, Ariz.

Sushi Roku Hollywood, 8445 W 3rd St., Los Angeles | Roku, 9201 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, www.innovativedining.com.

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