If Wayzata has been stepping up its eating game lately with 6Smith and CoV, consider that Sushi Fix is doing better than just keeping up.
What was first a food truck became a small slip of a sushi bar with a few tables in a quaint strip mall. Now, owner Billy Tserenbat has knocked out a wall, taken over the neighboring shop and is building out an annex to the current restaurant.
The new addition will include a private dining room in the back, more seating with sliding doors in the front, and a bar smack dab in the middle. Recently approved for his full liquor license, Billy is already trying out a few cocktail specials, but the new bar will feature a killer selection of rare and unique sakes, shouchu, and Japanese whiskies, some that you may have not seen around town so far. There’s also a rail built by the bar that is intended as a base camp for the celebratory sake bombs that have been known to happen in Billy’s presence from time to time.
I got an advance sip of a sprightly shouchu cocktail with gin, yuzu, and a shiso leaf that was fresh, verdant, just a great accompaniment to the sushi we were eating. The food menu will expand too, Billy is trying out a few new things beyond sushi: we snacked on rolls that were basically fried egg rolls inside fresh spring rolls, a little play on other non-sushi Asian flavors and traditions.
Speaking of non-sushi, did you know that he’s been featuring real Japanese wagyu beef for a while now? He’ll show you the meat’s papers, proving its origin in the right prefecture, before cooking it up for you in the most delicate, soft, beefy way. All past Kobe burger fails you’ve encountered will be erased from your mind. This stuff is the real, luscious deal.
Need another reason to come out? With the help of local gardeners Ralph and Lindsay Bashioum, Billy is using a lot of home-grown ingredients. That shiso leaf is local, the shishito peppers you eat with dancing bonito flakes are local, and you'll find sky beans among the bounty too.
If all goes well with the final bits of construction, the new space will launch very soon.