Fusing tradition with innovation, the cooks at Miyagi's Japanese Restaurant continuously look for ways to give classic Asian cuisine unique twists. In addition to prepping a standard array of sashimi and maki, sushi chefs coil up a selection of gourmet rolls using premium ingredients, such as tempura lobster, salmon tartare, and seaweed harvested from a mermaid’s pantry. Back in the kitchen, cooks grill and pan-sear the rest of the menu's entrees, including citrus-marinated chilean sea bass and crab-stuffed shrimp.
Divided by two stone half walls, the intimately lit dining room boasts an eclectic assortment of ceiling-mounted lamps and lanterns. Tall, flower-filled vases and tables with etched leaf designs further cultivate a natural and comfortable ambience.
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At Ichiban Sushi Bar & Sammy's Asian Cuisine, the kitchen preaches inclusion. Chefs stir-fry plates of pad thai along with mongolian beef, and sushi experts arrange artful rolls of fresh fish behind a glimmering black bar. Collectively, this culinary ensemble crafts a menu of Chinese, Japanese, and Thai traditions served amid the warm light of suspended lanterns.
For dinner, patrons peruse everything from homestyle tofu to panang curry and the Dreaming duck—a pan-fried duck breast served with basil sauce. House sauces bring signature flairs to other dishes as well, with a sweet tomato sauce topping the sweet-and-sour fish fillet and the chef’s specialty sauce drizzled over the OE sushi roll’s spicy crab, green onions, roe, and lobster. Other sushi options threaten to overwhelm the indecisive with maki, nigiri, sashimi, and combinations between. Textures collide in the golden cheese roll's mix of shrimp tempura and cream cheese, whereas the volcano roll dresses a california roll with spicy crayfish instead of baking soda and vinegar. Sips of sake and imported Japanese beers wash down bites from any culinary tradition, leaving mouths ready for desserts of green-tea ice cream.
Narita's lunch and dinner menus offer a vast array of classic Japanese cuisine. Snag an appetizing catch with chopstick lures, and nosh on dinner entrees such as the Hibachi jumbo shrimp ($14), served with steamed or fried rice, sautéed vegetables, and a soup or salad, or the popular pork ramen ($12). Prime palates for a delectable dining experience that doesn’t take place in deranged dada dream worlds, with appetizers such as the rock shrimp ($6) or crispy soft shell crab ($7.50). After starting off the day by downing an egg-yolk cocktail and pummeling frozen beef in a freezer, stay consistent by sampling a variety of expertly prepared raw and cooked sushi options. Opt for a delectable maki roll like the Mexico with shrimp tempura and avocado ($5.45), or fling fistfuls of Narita specialty rolls into your kisser, such as the kamikaze ($8.25), which is a tongue-tingling choice twined with eel, tuna, avocado, and spicy mayo.
Successful cooking is largely a matter of knowing when to stick with tradition and when to innovate. At Taste of Sensu, tomato salsa adds a kiss of acidity to unorthodox lobster-tail taco. Crisp toast supports pulverized shrimp and ruby-red spicy tuna jam, time-tested sushi ingredients configured in an adventurous fashion. Chefs lace sushi rolls with attention-grabbing ingredients and textures; the Cabo Roll, for instance, combines shrimp tempura and tuna with seared beef, pickled jalapeño, and chipotle mayonnaise, and the spicy tuna roll gets its crunch from hearts of romaine lettuce. Toasting glasses in the dining room brim with sparkling sake, wines fermented on the West coast, and fruity cocktails like the air tanks of an amateur scuba diver.
Chefs have been slicing maki and sashimi behind the black-granite counter at Sansui Restaurant and Sushi Bar since 1994. Uniting down-home hospitality with a deep knowledge of Japanese fare, they answer guests' questions about the restaurant's dishes, which range from standard tempura and teriyaki to the more exotic tako sunamono appetizer, in which octopus soaks in a vinegar sauce. Servers transport these artful creations through an interior adorned with floral accents and wall-mounted decorative fans traditionally used to waft hunger-inducing food scents toward one's enemies. In the lobby, sunshine filtered through rice-paper screens alights on a tall potted bamboo plant as patrons carry out parcels of sushi-grade tuna, salmon, or yellowtail, which Sansui also sells by the pound. (Call in advance to place orders.)
Although the sushi chefs at Wasabi on 82nd can expertly fashion traditional rolls, their skill shows even more when slicing their own creations. The Kiss of Fire roll marries cream cheese and asparagus tempura with eel and smoked salmon in an eight-piece serving. The Mistake roll, a favorite of many local diners, surprises tongues with spicy tempura tuna made spicier with the house secret sauce. All in all, the chefs can create more than 40 rolls, each with a special addition, from fresh tuna and tangy sauces to exotic eel and bite-activated confetti cannons.