TULSA, Oklahoma - Yokozuna Downtown has been named one of the 100 Hottest Restaurants in America for 2016 by OpenTable, the restaurant announced Friday.

“We are very pleased by this acknowledgment from OpenTable diners,” said Matt Leland, Operating Partner with Yokozuna. “We are proud to know that these diners thoroughly enjoyed their experience at Yokozuna and gave us such high marks.”

 Each restaurant that made the list was chosen after more than five million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 20,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

“We also want to congratulate the other restaurants which were also part of the list, including Shaya and Izakaya Den,” Leland stated.

OpenTable Chief Dining Officer Caroline Potter added, “We’re excited to shine a spotlight on these sizzling hot spots and we congratulate them on their unique ability to cultivate deliciously lively experiences for diners.”

To see the full list of winners click the following link: 100 Hottest Restaurants in America for 2016

About Yokozuna

Yokozuna has two Oklahoma locations, both in Tulsa, but the restaurant is planning to open another in Oklahoma City this fall. The restaurant first opened downtown in 2010 before later opening its second location in 2014.

Yokozuna offers fresh sushi, stir-fry, noodle dishes and more.

Yokozuna culinary team: Jin Baek, Brent Pryor, and Uri Barrera

Owner: Elliot Nelson of the McNellie's Group