The Interior: Attached to the W Scottsdale Hotel, Sushi Roku is sleek and chic - an on-point presentation that extends to each dish that arrives on our table. The restaurant is decorated in a kind of contemporary organic, with woven woods and ropes and leather circular booths. The color scheme is all tans and blacks, bathed in an orange glow from the large window shades.
On an average evening, this is one of those quintessential Scottsdale spots: a place to be seen (and not heard - who could hear you over Rihanna?). But happy hour gives the whole space a more casual, come-as-you-are tone (only the hostess gives us a passing glance of disapproval). If it's true that normally the servers all look like they're fresh off the runways of Milan, then we applaud Sushi Roku for letting the more approachable, catalogue-models out of the bell tower on a lazy afternoon: They know their stuff, and before we knew it we were ordering way more than we could possibly eat in one sitting.