With the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows celebrating its centennial year, guests can be sure to anticipate a few surprises – including the brand-new launch of a high-end eight-seat, sushi pop-up bar called, Soko.
Everyone loves sushi, but few know the culinary delight dates back almost 2000 years. Well before refrigeration, Japanese fisherfolk preserved fish by wrapping it in fermented rice and salt, calling it “Narezushi.” Kept in darkened storerooms, Narezushi was perfected over the centuries until now, when modern sushi has been elevated to an art form. Soko, is a literal tribute to the origins of sushi, the name means “storeroom,” and Soko is, in fact, set in a simple storeroom on our main-floor lobby.
The playful paintings on Soko’s walls portray two brothers, both fishermen, dating back to the days of Narezushi. Our Soko logo, with its infinity symbol, pays homage to the timeless art of making and enjoying sushi. Eater Los Angeles describes the space as a “whimsical, casual vibe with a paper menu allowing diners to make a custom sushi meal with nigiri priced per piece.”