If the crowd that packed this restaurant on a recent Friday night is any indication, residents of The Heights are really happy to have a local sushi restaurant. Rather than chase the upper end of restaurants like Kata Robata, KUU or MF Sushi, Ka follows the path of more neighborhood oriented spots like Nippon and Osaka. Chef Pak Tsui already has an unlikely hit with Fat Bao and he brings that knack for serving food people want to eat to Ka's diverse menu of both raw and prepared options. Highlights include the yellow rose roll, a spicy hamachi chile appetizer hamachi nigiri and oxtail ramen in a deeply satisfying curry broth.
House cocktails, a solid selection of Japanese whiskey and a number of reasonably priced sake options are available once diners join the restaurant's private club that permits it to serve liquor in this dry neighborhood.