Sura adds Korean, Japanese fare to already large sushi menu

The loud classical music filling Sura Korean and Japanese Cuisine seemed at odds with the decor and cuisine. A statute of a warrior, which my companions posited was Ghengis Khan, sat near the hostess’s table, and a sushi counter, with chairs so one could sit and watch them work, braced an edge.
Until about eight months ago, Sura Korean and Japanese was known as the Sushi House. The owners revamped the menu, adding Korean and Japanese specialities, but sushi remains the selling point. The sushi options are wide, spanning several pages, and have a variety of unique names, like “O.R.U.,” “T.U.” and “Hungry.” They offer deep-fried rolls, sashimi and cooked rolls, as well. The Korean side of the menu, a pull-out section, has bibimbap, soups and meat/seafood, while the Japanese section has udon, ramen and teriyaki among others. Each section of the menu has its own appetisers, and the drink menu is large, though not as large as the sushi one. For those that visit during lunch hours, Sura offers specials as well, but their normal prices are about average for Tulsa.
Even with all of the sushi options, my table ended up ordering from the Japanese and Korean sections — different types of bibimbap (spicy chicken and bulgogi) and teriyaki chicken. Before the entrees came out, miso soup was served to those who ordered bibimbap. The soup was warm and salty, with chunks of tofu and greens to be found within it. The rest of our orders came out soon enough. The teriyaki chicken was accompanied by gyoza and vegetables, artfully paired. The bibimbap bowls were piled high; rice sat as the base, while different grilled vegetables and an egg lay underneath a generous helping of the meat of choice. Sauce was served on the side, giving customers an option. The bulgogi was perfectly tender, thinly sliced and had a slightly salty flavor that paired well with the rest of the dish. The spicy chicken earned its name well. Whatever spices it was coated in gave it a sort of gritty covering, but it mixed in well with the rest of the bowl.
Overall, Sura was a restaurant to return to. With all the types of sushi available, one could visit many times and not eat the same thing. But for those not fans of sushi, Sura offers other delights as well.

Post Author: Michaela Flonard