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Restaurants, Peruvian Downtown
4 out of 5 stars
Photograph: Courtesy Yelp/Debra L.

Peruvian meets Asian? Even seasoned diners scratched their head at Ruka’s debut, but the skepticism was misplaced—in fact, Peru’s foodways are imbued with Japanese influences, and Nikkei, an amalgam of Japanese and Peruvian cuisine, is already a gastronomic hit across the globe. The team from Yvonne’s has put together a revelatory dining experience, which might start with a sweet and spicy scallop ceviche and continue on to Sichuan king mushroom oysters with la brasa sauce. The smoked cobia with curly udon, miso-dashi butter, basil and spinach is a highlight, but the menu centerpiece may well be the whole crispy Japanese butterfish, served with a sweet chili panca sauce and best savored with a San Lorenzo, a delectable rum cocktail for two.

By: Time Out contributors


Venue name: Ruka
Address: 505 Washington St
Cross street: West St
Opening hours: Daily 5pm-1am
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