Billy Beach Sushi
May 11, 2018
This attractive new addition to the Ballard neighbourhood is located in the former Paratii Craft Bar space. It’s a fun, lively venue which serves a great selection of shaken and stirred cocktails in funky beach bar-style surroundings. The interior is airy and wood-filled and there’s a patio area for al fresco dining and drinking on sunny days. The Craft Style menu features drinks such as the Okinawan Jesus, a smoky mix of mezcal, Amaro Meletti, lemon, mint, bitters, and ginger ale, but they also serve more classic drinks like the Bijou, which blends gin, Green Chartreuse, sweet vermouth, and orange bitters. Check out the special cocktail du jour on the chalkboard or ask the bartenders to create something bespoke to meet your mood. You definitely need to explore the sushi menu, which features unique and exciting flavour pairings. The Super Bad Boy Roll combines Eel, Avocado, Crab, and Cheese with Spicy Crab, Spicy Mayo, and a Soy Glaze. Other dishes see them combining edamame beans with hummus and soft shell crab with miso-mustard glaze. The roasted salmon skin salad also sounds intriguing. The open kitchen lets you watch the talented sushi chefs at work and brings an element of theatre to your dining experience.