Fresh sushi option
Owner Kayla Park opened California Roll Sushi in the former Shawarma Kingdom spot in Birmingham, 33757 Woodward, in late May – during the Covid pandemic. “It was really tough at first,” Park acknowledged. “We started during the peak of the pandemic, but the people in the neighborhood have been very supportive.” Open for lunch and dinner, Park offers traditional sashimi and nigiri sushi, “like in Japan,” she said, as well as basic sushi rolls. But what gets the neighbors coming back are her specialty rolls, like the trio roll, which features yellowtail, salmon and hamachi, topped by smelt roe and radish sprouts. “It’s one of our popular rolls, especially for the real sushi eaters. It’s very colorful.” Designed as a carry-out location, Park recommends diners order ahead. “We do curbside to make it easier,” she said. Business Matters for the Birmingham - Bloomfield area are reported by Lisa Brody. Send items for consideration to LisaBrody@downtownpublications.com. Items should be received three weeks prior to publication.