Thursday, February 24, 2011

Heart Rock Sushi Restaurant of Fort Lauderdale

Sushi is not really about flavor as much as texture. Everything is usually made bite-size you can eat it in one bite, which is more proper.
                                                                                         -Tim Hoffman

No matter where I go in the world (which is almost always near the ocean), I always try to find a sushi place. Over the past 8 years, I have been to "Heart Rock Sushi" in Fort Lauderdale a number of times, and have always been pleased.
Many of you may remember Ivan, who helped us out at Ogunquit Beach Inn from 2005, 06 & 07. Ivan now lives in Fort Lauderdale and attends Broward College as an architecture student. I haven't seen Ivan this winter yet, so I thought it would be great to spend some time on the Fort Lauderdale  beach and then grab some sushi nearby...
Heart Rock Sushi is located on East Sunrise Avenue at the Gateway Plaza, next to Victoria Park.  The plaza is a hip destination with a real  record store, Japanese market, mid-century furniture stores, gift stores and other restaurants. Its also close to the uber cool Gateway Theatre, which features first run alternative themed films. So its always a great place to start an evening with plenty to see and do.

We decided to get the Sushi Boat for two which featured 12 pieces of assorted sushi, 16 pieces of sashimi and two rolls with miso soup (price $46 for two). We were hungry!

Heart Rock also features Thai food and other Japanese favorites. The restaurant is popular with the local crowd and gets busy in the evening. There is a bar where sushi is made fresh or you can sit at a table or booth. The Sushi was fresh and plentiful with yellow fin tuna. The sashimi was delicious!!!
The Details:
Heart Rock Sushi
1970 E Sunrise Boulevard (Gateway Plaza)
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Atmosphere is casual with a Tokyo Rock n Roll vibe. Service was excellent, Prices are modest  with few specials. Atmosphere is 1960's mid-century shopping plaza close to beaches and trendy Victoria Park. The restaurant features a full liquor license and has busy lunch crowd. The restaurant also has outside dining.


  1. Yum! I agree with you on the "almost always near the ocean." That's a good way to live.

  2. Got to love a good Sushi joint, are there any Yo Sushi restaurants over your side of the pond? They are great for a laugh and some really good sushi too.