Each Yuki Sushi location approaches Japanese cuisine from a different angle. Santa Clara hews to tradition, while Willow Glen takes a modern approach to classics like the California roll, which chefs deep fry and top with spicy crab, salmon, scallops, macadamia nuts, and spicy sauce.
Showgi’s Japanese Restaurant makes some of the most beautifully crafted sushi rolls in all of San Jose, courtesy of resident master sushi chef, Jay. These delicious far-eastern creations are just as pleasing to the palate as they are to the eyes. In addition to their heavenly sushi, Showgi’s also boasts some of the most deliciously crispy tempura around, fried to just the right consistency without being oily or soggy. Other flavorful dishes worth sampling at Showgi’s include the flavorful teppanyaki and hearty Sonoma chicken soup. All of these culinary delicacies are offered at considerably marked down prices, making Showgi’s the perfect place to get your regular sushi fix.
At Sushi Boat Town, patrons watch in awe as chefs carve and roll morsels of shrimp, salmon, and unagi, or whip up hot plates of short ribs, grilled mackerel, and udon soup. Wooden boats laden with freshly sliced tuna, salmon roe, and squid steam past diners at the wraparound sushi bar. Guests can pair their fishy feasts with cups of hot sake and icy Japanese beers on draft.
When craving a hot meal, you probably don’t think of sushi—but you might after trying the oven-baked specialty rolls here. To make the Ocean Side, for example, chefs take a typical California roll and add baked scallops on top, while their sushi pizza roll ensconces crab, tuna, and salmon beneath melted mozzarella.
At Mizu, you never have to choose between sushi and Korean barbecue—the Asian-fusion spot serves them both. Of course, you won’t have much room for bulgogi if you order the wooden sushi boat for two, which comes with teriyaki, tempura, california rolls, and shrimp gyosa, plus soup and salad.
"Nothing short of amazing." So gushes The Santa Clara Weekly when writing about Cherry Sushi's spider fantasy roll, whose medley of avocado, cucumber, and crab arrives wrapped in a layer of soft-shell crab. It's is one among 28 specialties handcrafted by the eatery's chefs, whose eye-catching rolls sport everything from deep-fried eel to the house's own spicy creamy sauce. For vegetarian-leaning palates, the sushi squad assembles rolls chock full of cooked mushrooms and wild carrots, who often eerily resemble domesticated carrots. Sushi aside, the culinary team also cooks up other staples of Japanese cuisine, including salmon teriyaki and beef sukiyaki.