Sushi and barbecue have a long history together.
In Japan, some of the fishermen who snared salmon slow-cooked meat over a stone box stuffed with charcoal aboard their boats. So it’s impossible to say there’s anything new about the country club roll at the new sushi and barbecue spot Hokibar (100 Ward Parkway, KCMO. hokibar.com).
The idea of a roll with baked crab, salmon, shrimp tempura, avocado and cucumber probably occurred to someone over the years but you probably haven’t seen anything like this roll, which is baked and served in foil. It’s part of a solid menu at Hokibar, which also does more traditional rolls as well as excellent rice bowls with chopped sushi, grilled meats and veggies all tied together with splashy sauces. This novel form of fast casual restaurant was opened by a group of friends who love Hawaiian poke bowls, but there’s an obvious Sweetgreen salad influence, as well.