Eat It Raw
Hadaka Sushi Hits the Sweet Spot
It’s Date Number Three, and you’ve barely hit second base. If you’re really hot for this guy, its time to kick it into high gear, sister! Don your slinkiest, body-hugging dress (with second-skin black leather boots) and high tail it to Hollywood's Sunset Strip for Date Number Four.
Hadaka means “naked” in Japanese. (which should tip him off, right away.) Hadaka Sushi opens its doors to the public on Sunday, March 25, and is already referred to as a “hot-spot” for more reasons than one…
Enter past knee-high red letters spelling S-E-X and immediately feel the sensual vibe tingling your skin. The intimate dining area bustles with lovely burlesque-clad lasses, the walls are adorned with voyeur style pin-up black-and-white drawings (I especially loved those) and the private velvet curtained-off tables are ideal to set your stage for seduction.
They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. And, though that may not be the most intriguing part of his anatomy, it never hurts to bring it along for the ride. Hadaka has everything you would expect from a high-end sushi joint. And, while the actual fish is a turn-on in itself, the names of the dishes (Hard-Core Porn, Pocket Rocket and Make Out Slut) are sure to get him standing at attention. I mean, get his attention. Take a peek at Hadaka’s whole X-rated menu courtesy of our friends at Thrillist.com.
If you are feeling particularly adventurous, or hosting a party for group fun, book the “Adults Only” room. There within, sushi takes second-seat to presentation. Where else can you get a little Nyo Tai Mori? (translation: eat raw tuna off a naked woman) That’s all I’ll say, you just have to try it…
Finally, like every den of temptation should, Hadaka takes cocktails seriously. In addition to infusing soju and sake themselves, every ingredient in the drinks - from sorbets to syrups to flavored milks and juices – are created in-house.
Begin by teasing your date with a naughty little Raspberry Lolita (Hadaka’s Asian-inspired mojito) blending Soju, lime, house-made raspberry sorbet, fresh muddled lime and sugar cane syrup.
Take it to the next level with The Stripper (aka: The Han Job) featuring vanilla-infused Han Soju, lychee puree, Raspberry sorbet and a splash of sour.
Wrap up the evening with Sticky Fingers (Hadaka Sushi's version of a White Russian) is a tempting blend of house-made chocolate milk, vanilla-infused soju, Ohkagura Sake, a shot of espresso and chocolate syrup.
And, a word of advice, girlfriend: If this place doesn’t score you a home run, send the boy home to mommy, and find a real man with whom to get “Hadaka”…
*Pix by Claire Barrett Photography