Robin flies south to the Peninsula
San Francisco favorite Robin, a restaurant featuring an ever-changing omakase menu, is now opened in Menlo Park at the Springline development.
And while there are some things that are different — a full liquor license that includes Japanese whiskey and private dining room — what has surprised managing partner Michael Huffman a bit are the familiar faces.
“So many overlap with people we first met at the San Francisco location,” he says.
Diners will find some common elements: There is no menu. People are queried about what they like and don’t like, and if there are any allergies. They then choose a menu of 12 to 18 dishes costing $109 or $189.
“Some dishes everybody will get, some are unique,” says Michael. “It’s a little bit of adventure for the guests. They feel like we are paying attention to them.”
Adds chef-owner Adam Tortosa: “I wanted to be a chef since I was very young and was nterested in sushi specifically. In creating a dish, there’s usually an inspiration from seasonal fruits or vegetables. I look for flavor and texture. And I always want to make it interesting! ”
Located at 1300 El Camino Real in Menlo Park, Robin is opened Wednesday through Sunday from 5:00 to 9:30 pm.
Photos courtesy of Robin