New sushi bar Cowboy Sushi Cafe now open

A new sushi bar has opened for business in the neighborhood. The fresh addition, called Cowboy Sushi Cafe, is located at 21025 Encino Commons Blvd., Suite 111. According to the cafe's website, cowboy sushi is "an homage to traditional Cowboy-style Western cooked foods." The spot serves traditional sushi as well as slow-cooked meats.

This Western-themed sushi spot features items named after famous cowboys—including Roy Rogers, Jessie James and Doc Holliday—and western shows or movies, like "True Grit," "Tombstone" and "Blazing Saddles." Try the Annie Oakley roll with spicy tuna, avocado and cucumber, topped with blackened tuna, strawberries, avocado, raspberry habanero coulis, sweet chili and spicy mayo.

If you are in the mood for more familiar sushi eats, you'll still find classic sushi options like the California roll, tempura shrimp and dragon roll. (Find the entire menu here.)

So far, it's been well-received: it's got a five-star rating out of nine reviews on Yelp.  

Matt and Jennifer B., who reviewed it on Jan. 12, wrote, "Menu is very original. There is something for everyone, even if you aren't a hardcore sushi eater. Food was phenomenal! The Annie Oakley was one of the best rolls I've ever eaten. Service was outstanding; from the door to the table. Drinks were delicious."

And Yelper David L. wrote, "Friendly service. Quick food prep. Great atmosphere. Reasonable prices. Would recommend and would come again."

The sushi spot is open from 4–10 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday, and from 4 p.m.–midnight Thursday-Saturday. (It's closed on Monday.)