The pagoda-like stand outside Hito Restaurant's front door advertises the chefs' commitment to traditional Japanese culture. Inside the dining room, however, sleek, slate-gray walls and dark wooden tables hint at some of the eatery's more contemporary leanings—leanings that are equally evident in its food. The menu features plenty of staples such as chicken teriyaki, vegetable tempura, and pork katsu, but the chefs show a willingness to experiment with their 15 different specialty maki. These rolls can contain familiar sushi-house ingredients alongside more inventive additions, including fried banana, basil leaves, and coconut shrimp. Characterizing the menu as thoroughly contemporary may be a stretch, but small touches, such as artful plating and time-stamped rice grains, do add an up-to-date air.