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Soy’s Sushi Bar & Grill


sub1Hailing from Mongolia, Ariunbold Batsaikhan, aka “Soy,” knows his way around a restaurant; it’s pretty much the only job he has ever done. After working for several eateries over the years—from dishwashing in Las Vegas to a gig as a private chef in Park City—Soy has now brought all that knowledge under his own roof, Soy’s Sushi Bar & Grill in Murray.

From the restaurant décor, which is bright and lively, to menu items both unique and familiar, Soy has created an eatery that is filled with good energy and great food.

“I have jumped around restaurants a lot; I wanted to learn how to do it, “Batsaikhan says. “After Rice Basil [his previous employer] closed, I realized that this could be my shot. I created our sushi menu. Now I’ve started on desserts and cocktails. It is really fun.”

sub2Batsaikhan prides himself on being cutting edge. His mantra is, “We are working on it,” and that can mean anything from new sushi rolls to creative desserts. For example, the Wagyu beef appetizer is served on a hot rock accompanied by house sauces, a technique he came across online and just had to have. Not only is the presentation stunning, but the flavors are amazing. Besides, it’s kind of fun to cook your own food at your table.

Not one to shy away from a challenge, Batsaikhan receives a unique assortment of fresh fish every Wednesday. Having no idea what is going to come in that day’s shipment, Batsaikhan and his head sushi chef, Jeremy Tugsuu, lay out their seafood options—some of which require a Google search for clarification—and come up with a game plan.

sub3“The fish on Wednesday comes in without even an English name on it,” Batsaikhan states. “It is really a fun challenge; we serve it up as sashimi after figuring out what we have.”

Soy’s Sushi Bar & Grill
4923 S. State, Murray
801-278-8682
soysushiutah.com

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