Owner and chef Allen Yap began his culinary career in 1991, cooking alongside his mother and father at the family's first restaurant, which they founded after relocating to Tucson from Malaysia. Inspired by his childhood in Asia and driven by a desire to innovate, he took the reins at Neo Malaysian Kitchen and designed a menu that incorporates the spices, cooking methods, and flavors of Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Indian, and Malaysian cuisine. The resulting blend of sushi, spicy noodle dishes, and aromatic curries earned his restaurant the award for Best Asian Cuisine & Sushi from Arizona Foothills magazine in 2011.
Along with the inventive brand of fusion fare, bartenders keep spirits high by mixing potent cocktails, pouring glasses of sake, and disguising bottles of domestic and imported beers as adorable kittens. The wine cellar brims with hand-selected varietals from the vineyards of Italy, Washington, and Napa Valley, including the Uppercut cabernet sauvignon, which teems with notes of dark fruit, expresso, violet, and spices.
The restaurant's theme of updating the traditional carries over into its decor, which features stone walls inlaid with small statues. Towering bamboo shoots coil beneath modern, curved lanterns that hang from the ceiling and light the dining room as delicately as a beach ball hosting a firefly high-school reunion.
For fresh maki, Tucson's Bushi Traditional Japanese and Asian Cuisine has got you covered.
Gluten-free eaters and vegans will both find special items on the menu catering to their needs.
With Bushi Traditional Japanese and Asian Cuisine's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening.
Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly cuisine at Bushi Traditional Japanese and Asian Cuisine just as much as mom and dad.
If you have a large group out celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or other milestone, Bushi Traditional Japanese and Asian Cuisine is a great pick for large parties with its spacious layout.
Stay connected at no cost thanks to Bushi Traditional Japanese and Asian Cuisine's wifi.
No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back Bushi Traditional Japanese and Asian Cuisine is ultra casual.
Through their catering service, Bushi Traditional Japanese and Asian Cuisine can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
You can also grab your grub to go.
Parking is available at an adjacent lot.
Dining at Bushi Traditional Japanese and Asian Cuisine will set you back about $30 per person on average.
Dancing flames erupt from teppan grills, illuminating the captivated faces of diners seated around the tabletop grill. The roaring fires are tamed by Sakura's highly skilled chefs, who playfully flip spatulas in the air before sizzling up plump morsels of teppanyaki steak, chicken, and seafood. Behind the sushi bar, chefs fold fresh fish into both raw and cooked specialty rolls, which reporters from Tucson Weekly lauded as "some of the most delicious seaweed, sweet vinegar rice and raw fish concoctions imaginable."
Kimono-clad waitresses glide through the lively dining rooms, bearing plates of sushi, vegetarian and vegan dishes, and colorful specialty cocktails. In the sports bar, the walls grasp massive flat screens and hundreds of pictures of the owner posing with local celebrities—from weather girls to the neighborhood grocery’s bag boy of the month. Towering chrome heaters warm the tabletops of the expansive outdoor patio, where colorful lights and hanging flags set the stage for live music performances each night.
Fuku Sushi offers a fresh approach to traditional sushi rolls.
The menu doesn't include any low-fat items, so set aside some extra calories for your visit.
Pair your entree with a glass of wine or draft beer — Fuku Sushi has a fully-stocked bar to complement your meal.
Home to one of the happiest happy hours, pop in after work for great drinks and good company.
Open air seating is ready for diners at Fuku Sushi when the weather is warm.
For those big group gatherings, Fuku Sushi provides plenty of space to have a good time.
Fuku Sushi has live DJs spinning some evenings.
The lively clientele and reverberating tunes result in a noisy scene, so don't plan any quiet conversation at the sushi spot.
Weekends can get packed, so take advantage of the sushi spot's reservations.
The dress code at Fuku Sushi is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you.
Can't get enough of Fuku Sushi's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
Guests can leave their vehicles in the nearby lot — valet service is also available — or circle the block for a spot on the street.
Prices at Fuku Sushi are moderate — most diners plunk down about $30 per meal.
Major credit cards — including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express — are accepted.
Early risers and night owls alike can enjoy Fuku Sushi since it offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Enjoy your sushi in a stylish setting at RA Sushi Bar Restaurant.
Low-fat eaters will need to take care, however, since the menu does not feature any skimmed down fare.
RA Sushi Bar Restaurant guests can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here.
Eat out with the little ones at RA Sushi Bar Restaurant, and don't waste time scurrying for a sitter.
Enjoy the cool summer breezes on RA Sushi Bar Restaurant's seasonally available outdoor seating.
Long guest list? Not a problem at RA Sushi Bar Restaurant, where big parties will find plenty of room to spread out in comfort.
The noise level can sometimes reach near deafening levels, so save your conversations for another night.
RA Sushi Bar Restaurant tosses the jacket-and-tie dress code convention in favor of a more casual dining experience.
If you need to feed a big crowd, RA Sushi Bar Restaurant also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead.
Hand your keys to the valet driver or choose your own spot in the lot next door.
An average meal at RA Sushi Bar Restaurant will set you back about $30.
For fresh maki, Tucson's Yamato Japanese Restaurant has got you covered.
If you're avoiding fat or gluten, you can still eat well at Yamato Japanese Restaurant, which offers a number of low-fat and gluten-free choices.
Don't go thirsty during dinner! Yamato Japanese Restaurant also offers a splendid drink list featuring wine, beer, and more.
Tots and tykes will be right at home at Yamato Japanese Restaurant with its kid-approved food and ambience.
With its spacious interior, Yamato Japanese Restaurant is a great choice for big groups and celebrations.
It doesn't get much more laid-back than Yamato Japanese Restaurant, so dress for comfort when you come.
Impress the patrons at your next gathering by calling in Yamato Japanese Restaurant for catering.
Or, take your food to-go.
Parking is available at an adjacent lot.
Yamato Japanese Restaurant offers a nice selection of mid-range cuisine, so you can expect a meal there to cost about $30 or less per person.
Yamato Japanese Restaurant accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, and all major credit cards.