Last night I hit up a new (to me) sushi & sake lounge in center city – Raw.
Aileen and I wanted to do dinner & drinks before we saw a show – and we were both in the mood for sushi so we wanted to check out Raw.
From the second I walked in the door, I was digging the vibe. There was great decor throughout the entire restaurant.
The food was also pretty fantastic too – I started out with the Green Salad: mixed greens with the house ginger dressing, which is one of my favorite things when going to a asian restaurant! Ginger dressing is always SO GOOD!
(Apologies in advance for the food photos, the lighting set the mood but it made it difficult for me to share with you my amazing meal!)
Aileen & I split 4 rolls between us – we started out with our classic favorites: spicy tuna & salmon and avocado. I always get a spicy tuna roll whenever I am getting sushi – it’s one of my favorites ever.
We also got 2 speciality rolls – The Binny Roll: shrimp tempura & avocado roll topped with spicy tuna garnished with sweet soy & spicy sauce – pictured on the left. It was so tasty and delicious but it was one big roll!
In the middle of the plate we had the Green River Roll: spicy tuna & shrimp tempura roll covered in green tea tempura flakes, topped with avocado & spicy lobster, garnished with tobiko, green tea sauce & spicy sauce. I thought the Binny roll was big, but this bad boy was massive! It came recommended by the waitress & it was phenomenal. I would most definitely go back and order both of these rolls again.
Our eyes were a little bigger than our stomach – there was a ton of food on this plate, but we powered through and finished it all. It was so good to the last bite.
Check out a fun mirror I found at Raw.
I can’t wait to come back here & bring Charles – I know he will love it! Yum!
After our incredible dinner, it was off to the show! It was our first time seeing Les Miserables the musical – I saw the movie a few weeks ago & really enjoyed it, I was interested to see how the musical & the movie’s differed.
We managed to score a sweet seat on the balcony level – one had a great view, one had a slight obstruction. We split the ticket cost & flipped a coin before the show to see who got which seat. It ended up working perfectly & we got a great deal.
The musical was amazing. It blew me away & I am currently obsessed with the soundtrack. I was very surprised with how well the movie stuck to the actual broadway show. It was spot on – but seeing the movie beforehand made everything much easier for me to understand. It was excellent, I would definitely see it again!
After the show we walked around the foggy city & took in the sights.
It was a fantastic evening with one of my best friends! I can’t wait to do it again soon!
Are you a Les Miserables fan? Thoughts on the movie vs broadway show?
What’s your all time favorite broadway show?