Wasabi’s menu is a massive meld of traditional Japanese sensations and tasty Thai creations. Tako su (steamed octopus, $5.95) and yaki ebi (shrimp teriyaki skewers, $4.50) bait anxious appetites before reeling them in for a main course of tuna, salmon, and shrimp nigiri (two pieces, $3.75–$3.95). Try one of Wasabi’s chef-special rolls, such as the Midnight Fantasy, with shrimp, crab, tuna, yellow tail, seaweed salad, and fish egg ($12.95), or fall back on old favorites, such as the california ($4.20) and rainbow ($7.95) rolls. Palates will experience a flavor implosion from the Dynamite Roll's deep-fried salmon, crab, and asparagus ($6.20). The Rock 'n' Roll packs a mouthwatering wallop of shrimp tempura, fish egg, cream cheese, and crab, similar to pressing your tongue against a stack of Marshall amps ($5.50). Pad thai (tofu or chicken, $7.65; beef or shrimp, $7.95) and kaeng phet curry ($11–$15) are nice for a bit of spice, and pineapple fried rice ($8.95–$9.95) and sweet-and-sour chicken or shrimp ($11) satisfy mellower Thai cravings.
Hibachi grills crackle with roaring flames and razor-sharp knives glimmer as they slice through fish—affording diners glimpses of the culinary skills the master chefs at Shogun Japanese Restaurants have been honing for more than a decade. Rustic exposed-brick walls and Japanese art pieces surround patrons, but all eyes are on award-winning chefs as they sizzle up choice beef, vegetables, and seafood at tableside grills. Behind the sushi bar, sushi artists swiftly chop fresh fish into 78 types of specialty rolls, and in the kitchen, pots bubble with udon noodles and soups that also fill the antiburglar cauldrons lining the restaurant’s roof. Behind the bar, mixologists top lavish cocktails with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
The stylists at Green Ginger Hair Design consult with each client before snipping strands with precision. Tapping into a vast styling knowledge maintained by continuous education in techniques, styles, haircare products, and combo codes, stylists will cut locks into fresh styles or rejuvenate current coiffures. After the cuts, the hair kahunas will employ Redken products to tease or tame even the most Medusa-esque hair snarls into stylish coiffures that no longer turn passersby into stone. Customers in need of hair maintenance can settle in on one of the bright-yellow salon chairs, surrounded by vivid red walls and zebra-print accents, and customers in need of no maintenance can simply hang around the lobby enjoying the lush views from Green Ginger's large windows.
Kane Yama's cooks fire up tableside hibachi grills to create healthy, authentic Japanese dishes and serve fresh eats from a full sushi bar. The menu boasts an eclectic number of steakhouse standbys and tongue-taming sharable sushi rolls, such as the fresh tuna tekka maki ($6) or the Oh My God roll ($15)—a combination of chili sauce and three different fishes that elicits involuntary OMGs from otherwise staid diners. Hibachi meals harness the timeless power of food-preparing heat with your choice of chicken, filet mignon, seafood, or a double dose of veggies. Each lunch comes with soup, salad, vegetables, and steamed rice ($7–$14), and dinner hibachi plates ($14–$28) also throw in a shrimp appetizer.
Flashing knives and spurting flames dazzle diners as the chefs at Kuma Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar theatrically sear entrees on the tabletop hibachi grills. Equally comfortable with cooking vegetables and meats, the chefs can shuffle a number of them across the grill's iron surface, including scallops, chicken, or filet mignon. Meanwhile, the sushi chefs gingerly slice pieces of fresh salmon and tuna behind their bar—unlike traditional bartenders, who rarely slice bottles into neat sections. Their work does not stop there, however, because they also carefully layer orders of salmon nigiri that can emerge alongside a familiar or inventive sushi roll, which arrives in either six or eight bite-sized pieces.
Sushi, meats and veggies cooked on a traditional hibachi grill, and Chinese entrees and sides make up the bulk of Hibachi Buffet's selection. Diners can fill as many plates as they'd like with the Asian medley, then end their meals with ice cream, fresh fruit, and a complimentary waistband-expansion service from the onsite tailor.