Idaho Statesman recently dubbed Shige Japanese Cuisine its award-winner for best sushi, and the diverse range of their lauded food hardly makes it a surprising get. From mainstays like spicy tuna and California rolls to a spicy hamachi roll packed with spicy sauce-drenched yellowtail, chef Shige Matsuzawa presents a stellar lineup of Japanese food for his guests. He gives his guests the option of sitting inside at yellow-tablecloth-draped tables or outside under cavernous red umbrellas, which can help you blend in when it’s raining fire hydrants. Shige’s team also provides catering services and accommodates takeout orders.
Though they share both a moniker and a multifarious menu brimming with eclectic American cuisine, Willowcreek's Vista Avenue and Eagle locations each boast their own set of genial qualities. Set dangling tonsils aside and hypnotize taste buds with eats such as the chicken, broccoli, and feta salad ($9.99), or the bestselling Payette club, a chewy ciabatta roll mounded with house-roasted turkey, hickory-smoked ham, and honey-cured bacon ($9.99). Diners in search of plant-happy hunger-busters can nosh on the portobello melt, a 'shroom harvested by a garden gnome co-op and slathered in swiss cheese and rosemary mayo ($9.99). Willowcreek also entices palates with traditional entrees, including the thai chicken pasta tossed in peanut sauce ($13.99) and the cedar-fired salmon ($16.99). Avoid tantrums from attention-seeking esophagi with liquidy love from a signature watermelon-cucumber margarita at the Eagle location's full bar, or a regional wine and northwest microbrew from Vista Avenue's drink selection.
We are authentic Thai food in a relaxed setting that is sure to please the eyes as well as the palate. Join us for some of your favorites like Pad Thai and Ginger Ginger, or feel free to make a special request of our Thai chef. You will taste our commitment to freshness in every dish.
Dubbing itself a “fast-casual” restaurant, as opposed to a black-tie cafeteria, Shige Teriyaki boasts a kitchen that serves hot, traditional dishes, tossing chicken and beef in sweet teriyaki sauce and crisping pork and chicken in bread crumbs before dressing it in curry. Skillfully wrapped morsels of tuna and salmon in rice and seaweed sate appetites, and 14 flavors of bubble tea can be enjoyed solo or combined to create new flavors.
Ensconced within an elegant corner of The Grove Hotel, the chefs at Satori Sushi meticulously craft made-to-order makis and nigiris culled from colorful veggies and ocean-fresh tuna, salmon, and crab. Unlike a grocery’s premade sushi or an astronaut’s dehydrated sea bass, tender cuts of unagi and ahi teem with fresh tastes whether packed inside rolls and plated as delicate, unadorned sashimi. The clack of chopsticks echoes around the dining room’s lacquered woods and leafy plants, performing a duet with a live piano player who deftly tickles keys Tuesday–Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
At Dharma Sushi & Thai, the chefs know their pop culture. Their creatively-named sushi rolls include the "Lebowski," a deep-fried California roll drizzled in unagi sauce, and the "Fonzie," a tempura shrimp, crab, and avocado concoction topped with panko crunch.
Coconut milk-based Thai curries complement the downtown Boise eatery's quirky sushi, creating an eclectic menu ideal for lunch, dinner, or late-night romps. The kitchen serves up its eat-in spreads and takeout until at least midnight every night, and 3 a.m. on weekends.