Sushi Roxx Debuts New Music Show Love Roxx

Sushi Roxx Debuts New Music Show Love Roxx

This week I was invited to Sushi Roxx, a high-energy-vibe dining destination restaurant, to celebrate its second anniversary and the debut of its newest musical show “Love Roxx”. Sushi Roxx resides in The Tuscany Hotel, but it has its own modest entrance which leads you through a curtain and directly to the bar. A bartender immediately handed me a free cone of warm popcorn drizzled with truffle oil, which I found myself shoveling into my mouth with happy abandon.

 

Sushi Roxx and Incubate App (Farah Lopez)

 

To warm up the crowd, Sushi Roxx offered some pre-show entertainment by giving guests the opportunity to send a text message to the future through the Incubate: Time Delay Messenger app. An enormous iPhone shaped camera was mounted upright so each guest could record a video text and send it to anyone as far in the future as they desired. Watching everyone’s messages made for some great laughs and was a successful ice breaker.

 

I could hear cheering, loud music, and house beats coming from behind another curtain. The hostess escorted me to my seat, where my senses were immediately in overdrive. Sushi Roxx took cues from the vibrant Tokyo nightlife scene to inspire its interior design—a sushi bar was tucked to one side of the room in front of a wall of golden waving Japanese cats statues; every corner was covered in bright-patterned, mismatched wallpaper; two pillars covered in LED screens were playing music videos mash-ups and Spike TV’s  “Lip Sync Battle” episodes. There's a state-of-the-art lighting system that would make some Broadway shows almost seem poorly-lit in comparison, and—oh yes—disco balls in the bathroom. (so much fun!).  

 

Sushi Roxx Dining Room (Farah Lopez)

 

I was pleasantly surprised with the eclectic, not strictly Japanese fare, offering lobster mac 'n' cheese, shishito peppers, Asian chicken salad, and tuna flatbread pizza, to name a few. I was also intrigued by the cocktail selections with playful names like “Superbad” or “Kung Fu Hustle;” they really tie into the vibe very well. I ordered the “Double Dragon”  cocktail with Bombay Sapphire, green tea, apple bitters, lemon, and Amaro, and waited for the show to begin.

 

The Sushi Roxx’s wait staff suddenly morphed into dancers and singers who began to perform Love Roxx, a love-themed music show with choreography to popular hits, including Destiny's Child's “Bootylicious", Meatloaf's “I Would Do Anything For Love”, and Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud.” I was so impressed with all the talent in the room. The high-energy song medleys had the whole crowd cheering and singing along. During the brief intermissions between sets, we were served an assortment of sushi rolls cleverly named “Uma Thurman”, “Bruce Leroy”, and “Big Mac” as well as yellowtail sashimi (sliced raw fish) with jalapeño. 

 

The Love Roxx debut performance was a fabulous success! If you're exploring Park Avenue, come enjoy a high-octane show executed by professionally trained artists at Sushi Roxx Tuesday through Saturday evenings with two seatings at 6 pm and 8 pm. Reservations are encouraged.

 

>>Sushi Roxx, 120 E. 39th St., 212.726.9500

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