Blue Ocean | Ravenswood | Asian, Japanese | Restaurant
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CLOSED. New sushi restaurant; it's BYO for now.

Our Review

With the street appeal of a low-lit neighborhood lounge, Blue Ocean is a middling sushi joint that aspires to be an excellent bar, promising a range of Asian-influenced beverages and dozens of saki selections. At the moment, Blue Ocean is BYOB, and some of the more desirable menu options seem to be appetizers and salads engineered to play well with drinks. The Ocean Sampler is finely ground fish, octopus, and crab clusters served on crispy fried rice wafers drizzled with citrus mayo. Even the salads complement wine: the cucumber-mint combo with orange-miso vinaigrette had fine sweetness and acidity that worked nicely with a glass of white; shiitake mushrooms on mixed greens proved a simple snack that would pair well with a light red. Sashimi ain’t all that, unpleasantly slippery on the outside though seemingly fresh enough, and our Citrus Rainbow roll had an unappealing mushy texture. Kitchen dishes seem to slip into a predicable flavor routine: both beef tenderloin and duck were set afloat in a similarly tart glaze, kind of boring after three bites. For dessert, unexpectedly, creme brulee, mousse, and key lime pie.

David Hammond

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Price: $$$
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