Formerly the Mt. Fuji restaurant, the robust menu hasn't changed at Kiku Bistro, which predominantly features Japanese staples with splashes of Thai and French influences. At the Uptown location, chefs occasionally leave the kitchen and man the hibachi grills that adorn select tabletops. There, they entertain hungry audiences by searing entrees of chicken, sea scallops, and filet mignon while correctly naming each of 6,852 islands in the Japanese archipelago.
Meals of sashimi and maki offers offer an equally artistic flair but fewer open flames. Sushi chefs pack a crunch into their special rolls by incorporating such ingredients as lobster tempura and deep-fried soft-shell crab, accenting their creations with signature sauces.