Restaurant Partnerships in Celebration of Samurai Armor at VMFA

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is proud to be partnering with local sushi restaurants in celebration of the exhibition Samurai Armor from the Collection of Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller.

Enhance your Samurai Armor experience by delighting in sushi cuisine and cocktails at the following restaurants. Their specially created Samurai Armor–themed items will be available during the run of the exhibition from April 20 to August 4, 2024.

Shogun's Armor: lobster / lump crab / Old Bay citrus aioli / cucumber roll topped with pickled radish and tobiko.

Fighting Fish Scott’s Addition

912 N Arthur Ashe Blvd, Richmond, VA 23220

Fighting Fish brings unique flavors and fresh fish within a cool and intimate atmosphere. From flaming tuna nachos to sushi burritos, visitors can enjoy a fun and innovative culinary experience.

Lucky AF: Asian Fusion & Sushi

3103 W Leigh St, Richmond, VA 23220

Lucky AF is a fresh and fun take on a modern sushi restaurant, offering lunch and dinner service, a beverage program, and a happy hour in a chic dining atmosphere.

LuckyAF Roll (1)
The Samauri Roll: spicy yellowtail with crunch topped with avocado and tuna served with a wasabi aioli.
Samurai sushi roll: tempura salmon, pickled daikon, & jalapeño topped with ebi shrimp, avocado, teriyaki glaze, pickled shallots, and togarashi seasoning.

Wild Ginger

3734 Winterfield Rd, Midlothian, VA 23113

Modern venue for creative Pan-Asian fare including sushi and small plates, plus a lengthy wine list.

Osaka Sushi & Steak

5023 Huguenot Rd, Richmond, VA 23226

Osaka Sushi & Steak, located in the River Road Shopping Center II, offers fresh and delicious sushi, sashimi, and steak, as well as pan-Asian cuisine.

Samurai Roll: spicy yellowtail and crunch on the inside topped with tuna and avocado with a wasabi aioli on the side.

Also explore the following Samurai Armor–themed dining options at VMFA:

Amuse Restaurant

Experience nuanced flavors and artfully composed dishes, including pork belly ramen, chicken katsu sandos, and yuzu tiramisu, as well as delightful cocktails.

Floris at VMFA

Sip on authentic, traditionally prepared blends, including Cherry Blossom and Green Tea Elderflower, and enjoy a tiered presentation of savories and sweets. Make your reservation on OpenTable.

Best Café

Pick up an iced matcha latte and a grilled chicken teriyaki or vegetable bento box—perfect for picnics in the Robins Sculpture Garden.