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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Happy Hour at BaiKu Sushi Lounge: Discounted Drinks, Sushi and Appetizers

Posted By on Thu, Jan 8, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Steamed-shitake potstickers. | Photos by Mabel Suen
  • Steamed-shitake potstickers. | Photos by Mabel Suen

The Place: BaiKu Sushi Lounge (3407 Olive Street; 314-896-2500)

The Hours: Happy hour is offered Monday through Friday from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

The Deals: $3 Kirin and craft-beer bottles, $3 draft beers, $5 Sapporo Silver and Reserve, $3 well drinks, $6 house wines.

See also: First Look: BaiKu Sushi Lounge

The dining room at night.
  • The dining room at night.

The Scene: BaiKu arrived on the local sushi scene in early October, carrying on the motorbike-themed concept established by its neighbors, the MOTO Museum and Triumph Grill. At night, the room takes on the lounge side of its identity, with colorful lights tinting the dining room in neon colors. Chef Soung Lee and staff prepare fresh sushi in an inconspicuous corner of the space, while hot food comes from the Triumph Grill kitchen via chef Josh Norris' command next door.

Baiku's Philly roll.
  • Baiku's Philly roll.

The Food: Happy-hour appetizers include edamame (regular and spicy), tempura vegetables, steamed-shitake potstickers, shishito peppers, chicken-yakitori ssam, and calamari. The menu also includes eight different $5 sushi rolls and three $4 vegetable rolls.

Did Baiku make the grade? Find out on the next page.

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