What to Eat at Katana's Red Sun BBQ, Back This Sunday

Hanabi on crispy rice

This Sunday officially icks off the start of barbecue season and that means Katana is bringing back its summer-long Red Sun BBQ, which throws a few novel creations onto its Japanese menu. The event runs every Sunday through Labor Day on the slick restaurant's al fresco patio and draws a chi-chi crowd for DJs, sake sangria, and a la carte dishes like a Japanese lobster roll and an albacore cannoli.

While the barbecue items don't instantly put Katana into a price range that would welcome the uninitiated, there are some nice steals. $39 buys two people table-side grilled American Kobe steak and crab legs, ten bucks gets you poke, six-dollar cocktails include sangria and a Champagne St. Germain, while eight buck drinks include watermelon margaritas. A splittable concoction of pineapple, melon, and Sky vodka served in a pineapple bowl is on offer for $20 and sounds secretly lethal. See Katana's full Red Sun BBQ barbecue menu below, launching this Sunday from 5:00-11:30 P.M.


Albacore Cannoli $8
Albacore, Maui Onions, Japanese Cucumber, Yuzu Guacamole, Served in a Crispy Cannoli Shell (2 pieces)

Tuna “Poke” Tartare $10
Tuna Sashimi Marinated with Soy Sauce & Maui Onions

Yellowtail Fresca $12
Yellowtail Sashimi w/ Fresh Lime Juice & Cilantro

Taniguchi Roll $18
Kobe Beef wrapped Avocado & Tempura Flakes

Lobster Roll $18
Lobster with Sherry Soy Vinaigrette & Burgundy Reduction topped with Shaved Black Truffles

Yuzu Kosho Edamame $5
Edamame Sauteed in Butter and Japanese Yuzu Kosho Pepper

Hanabi $13
Choice of Spicy Tuna or Yellowtail with Diced Chilies, on Crispy Rice

Shishito Japanese Peppers $10
with Soy Garlic

Oysters on the Half Shell $18
1/2 Dozen of Hama Hama Oysters on the Half Shell Three Ways


Katana Pineapple Fusion
for Two $20
Skyy Vodka with Fresh Pineapple, Cantaloupe, and Watermelon in a Fresh Pineapple Bowl

Shichirin Grill for Two $39
American Kobe Beef & Crab Legs Cooked at your table

Red Sun BBQ Tasting Menu
$40 per person (2 person minimum)
Our Chef’s have created a menu that highlights all of the Red Sun menu favorites.


Sapporo Draft Beer $6

Sangria $6
White Sangria or Sake Sangria with Summer Fruits

Champagne St. Germaine $6
Sparkling Wine with an Essence of Elderflower

Blueberry Mash $8
Blueberry flavored Vodka with Fresh Lemonade and Muddled Blueberries & Lemons

Watermelon Margarita $8
Blanco Tequila with Fresh Watermelon

John Daly $8
Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka with Muddled Lemons and Fresh Lemonade