Japanese Restaurants in Columbus

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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 the Dreaming duck?a pan-fried duck breast served with basil sauce. House sauces bring signature flairs to other dishes as well, with 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.

8265 US 31 S
Indianapolis,
IN
US

Sushi on the Rocks pleases the palates, eyes, and ears of patrons with fresh Japanese fare, refreshing libations, and live jazz tunes. Owner John J. Lee crafts nearly 80 nigiri and maki options that range from sweet fresh fruit sushi to elaborate specialty rolls, such as the spicy tuna, tempura shrimp, and asparagus bundled into the Playboy roll. Entrees include grilled chicken drenched in teriyaki sauce, teriyaki steak or chicken options, and new specialty rolls such as the Mexican roll with shrimp tempura, and mixed crab, which is topped with spicy tuna, avocado, and mango. Thirst-quenching hot sake can warm chilled throats and the hearts of fish-loving misers, while more than 10 varieties of wines spare diners the arduous task of juicing their own raisins. Melodies swim through the elegant dining room Thursday and Saturday evenings, tickling eardrums with the sounds of jazz.

235 S Meridian St
Indianapolis,
IN
US

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.

3625 E 96th St.
Indianapolis,
IN
US

Blues and reds fill the dining-room walls at Tokyo House Japanese Restaurant, which features a menu of Japanese favorites, including nigiri and maki sushi, many types of noodle dishes, and hibachi entrees. Diners can watch the chefs at work at a sushi bar as they craft special rolls such as the Scary Jerry with mild or spicy yellowtail, tuna, and salmon on top of a crunchy roll with scallop.

11647 Fox Rd.
Indianapolis,
IN
US

No need to wait in the velvet rope line for this club. Sushi Club is the hottest place in town for authentic sushi dishes. Though the atmosphere is cozy and quaint, the flavors are wildly fun. Guests often come with family for a birthday or other celebratory dining experience, and Sushi Club encourages first-time and repeat diners. Classic staples like Miso Soup and Edamame can be found at Sushi Club, along with savory Calamari and Crab Rangoon. Patrons will find their inner voice with the Broadway roll, comprising of crab meat, avocado, spicy tuna and tobiko. Diners go crazy for the Out of Control roll, with spicy tuna, avocado, kani and fish egg topped with eel and scallion. Guests will find fresh selections when the restaurant is open during select hours six days a week.

7230 W 10th St
Indianapolis,
IN
US

Think you know all there is to know about sushi? Come to Naked Tchopstix for their infamous “Playboy Roll”—a specialty sushi roll with spicy tuna, shrimp tempura, asparagus, and tempura ships. It comes to your table wrapped in aluminum foil…and then it’s set on fire. Don’t be surprised to see small fires going out all over the restaurant, as the Playboy Roll is one of the favorites here. Naked Tchopstix does much more than sushi, though. As a “Pan-Asian restaurant,” it serves specialties from China, Japan, Thailand, and Korea (the Dolsot Bibimbap is another popular selection). The sashimi is flown in fresh from Hawaii. The full bar also serves imported beers, top-shelf sakes, and a wide range of Asian-inspired cocktails.

3855 E 96th St
Indianapolis,
IN
US