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Sushi Lounge Poway– Perfect For Your Celebration!

My husbands 38th birthday is on Christmas Eve. It normally comes and goes without a fuss, so this year I thought it would be nice to surprise him with his favorite foods, favorite people and lots of laughs and love! His favorite food is Japanese and the first thought that came to mind was a sushi party.

We have been big fans of Sushi Lounge Poway for quite some time. The sushi is always the best quality; fresh, cold, and a nice blend of fusion cuisines. Plus, they are active within the community, which I love! They are big supporters of Chelsea’s Light, Wounded Warrior Foundation, Resounding Joy, Movember, Breast Cancer Angels, local schools and other local charities. So nice to have a company so involved within the community that supports them!

Sushi Lounge Poway was an idea conceived by two friends while working together for another restaurant, Sushi on the Rock, La Jolla and Carlsbad. Katie Rooney was the Manager of Operations for both locations and started their Catering department. Frank Interlandi was a sushi chef in the La Jolla location for 7 years, assisted in the opening of Carlsbad and was their Head Sushi Chef. The two friends purchased Sushi Poway in 2006 and after renovation opened Sushi Lounge Poway with a new menu, stylish décor, and a whole new feel. Sushi Lounge offers a fresh alternative with emphasis on quality ingredients, a warm lounge-like atmosphere, and hospitable and informative service with a relaxed, friendly vibe. 

Building off of the success in Poway, Frank and Katie were excited to bring their sushi style to the coast and opened Sushi Lounge Encinitas in 2012 in Frank’s neighborhood. And in 2016, Katie and Frank opened their third location in Point Loma, where Katie lives. 

I ordered two of the Platter #2. Easy to order, ready on time and came with all the necessary sides; chop sticks, ginger, wasabi and soy sauce.

Platter #1 $99*


2 Shrimp Tempura Rolls
2 CocoMo Rolls
2 California Rolls
2 Crunchy Rolls
1 Philly Roll
1 Albacore Special

Platter #2 $119*


2 Spider Rolls
2 Chronic Rolls
2 Spicy Tuna Rolls
1 Shrimp Tempura Roll
1 Red Dragon Roll
1 Caterpillar Roll
1 CocoMo Roll
1 Albacore Special Roll

Platter #3 $139*


2 Rainbow Rolls
2 Chronic Rolls
2 Red Dragon Rolls
1 Tasmanian Devil Roll
1 Haji Roll
1 LemonAid Roll
1 Chuck Norris Roll

We had 16 people that evening and the sushi rolls were plenty along with my side dishes. People commented on how fresh and delicious the sushi was. It was a hit!

Right now Sushi Lounge in Poway is having a special on catering. Celebrate the season with party platters and a gift for you! Place a $250 (or more) catering order this holiday season (through 12/30/16) and they will give you 10% back on a dining voucher.

Thank you to Sushi Lounge Poway for the complimentary sushi platter. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.