Chiyo Sushi's talented chefs prepare more than 100 familiar Japanese eats such as teriyaki and salmon nigiri as well as dishes that make use of more inventive ingredients such as monkfish liver, sea urchin, and live scallops. The bill of fare contains multitudes, from delicate sashimi to crispy tempura to savory udon soup. Diners populate tables at lunch and dinner, sandwiched between prints of kimono-clad nobles that adorn the walls and broad, tree-framed windows that allow fresh air in and soy sauce-dwelling demons out.
Shiso Tavern takes the concept of Asian fusion beyond the table to behind the bar. There, signature cocktails have half-familiar names: the green tea palmer, for example, which mixes green tea-infused vodka with lemonade and honey. There are lychee martinis, bottled beers, and sake samplers, all influenced by, if not imported from the east.
These libations pair well with a menu of sushi and wok-fired dishes. There are enough staples here to delight fans of classic Thai, Chinese, and Japanese cuisine, but the chefs shine when permitted to invent. The Baltimore Sun praises their soft-shell crab roll, calling it a visual "stunner" with an "exciting" medley of textures, from the tender crab to the crisp veggies and tempura. Specialty dishes range from hamachi crudo, slices of yellow tail over basil-pesto oil, topped with onion jalapeno salsa, himalayan sea salt and lemon juice, to the sushi nacho, a wonton wrapper layered with sliced tuna tataki, spicy salmon, and avocado. You can also trust the chef's judgment by ordering a plate of sashimi or nigiri, cuts of fish picked based on their freshness.
At Tatu Restaurant--voted “Best New Restaurant” in 2011 by the readers of Baltimore Magazine--the culinary team unites Chinese and Japanese cuisines into a single smorgasbord. Diners can feast on traditional Chinese dishes, such as sesame chicken, short ribs braised in five spices, or Shanghai beef, a New York strip steak grilled in hot oil, cilantro and soy-mirin sauce. Fresh sushi interpretations include the salmon tartar roll with Chinese mustard and wonton chips, or a chilled shrimp roll with wasabi cocktail sauce. Diners are encouraged to share their plates, and complement their meals with house cocktails such as sake sangria, a mix of sake and plum wine muddled with lychee fruit and tangerines.
With several locations in the 410 area, Edu Sushi is a highly rated gem in Baltimore. Enjoy this treat of a restaurant. It truly is an authentic experience from the moment you walk in. The walls are paneled in blonde wood with lovely Japanese accents. The decor is simple, yet extremely effective—the same could be said for their menu. There is fresh sashimi, sushi, maki, and nigiri. Each created just for you with your choice of fish. And, for those who don’t care for sushi, there is an excellent option of Teriyaki or Tempura. Edo Sushi first opened its doors in 1997, and has truly flourished ever since. It is evident that they strive for excellence—something that you will no doubt find on your plate!
Do you like your raw fish with an exciting atmosphere? Here, in the trendy Harbor East neighborhood, you’ll get the fresh sushi you crave with a side of exhilarating music and delicious cocktails. Need a drink? Try the Fishbowl for a group reunion, and share a giant glass of delight. When it’s time to move on to the main course, there are a multitude of creative specialties on offer to suit every palate. Check out the Pacific Roll, which combines albacore, cilantro, jalapeno peppers and cucumber to create a spicy treat and excite your tongue. If spice isn’t your thing, consider the Viva Las Vegas Roll for a gigantic adventure of sushi flavors, full to the brim with all of your favorites.
Sticky Rice is pan-asian cuisine with a pub atmosphere. A sushi restaurant with a twist. For example, the most popular appetizer at Sticky Rice is not a tiny bowl of translucent broth, but a literal bucket of crispy tater tots. Yes. Tater tots. And, by all accounts, they are amazing. This is a fusion experience extraordinaire with dishes such as the Sushi Burrito, Tokyo Burger, and the Japancake. Also, for those who are sriracha-enthused—this is the place to go. Finish it all up with a victory lap and their “Sake BOOMMMBBBB!”, which comes to you by way of a ringing gong. So, on second thought, maybe make that drink numero ichi...