The executive chefs here (both veterans of New York’s Nobu) love introducing diners to seasonal items—firefly squid, red barracuda—not typically found on American sushi menus. Some items aren’t even on the menu so if you’re feeling daring, simply take a seat at the bar (like Steve Jobs was known to do) and tell them.
With quick, sure gestures, sushi chefs at Koto Teppanyaki & Sushi drizzle colorful sauces in intricate, linear designs, emblazoning plates of handmade sushi rolls with silhouettes of butterflies, dragons, and spiders. And this is only on the left side of the restaurant. Diners who choose the hibachi section on the right watch chefs theatrically flip morsels of steak, swordfish, and lobster teppanyaki on tabletop griddles.
New York native Kevin Lin and his two restaurant co-owners work to bring East Coast–style sauces and cooking techniques to Koto's traditional Japanese menu, according to Redwood City Patch. Amid walls the color of melted butter, servers pile tables with kitchen-prepared entrees, such as teriyaki chicken and sea bass or delicately breaded veggie tempura. And, in a private room, parties of up to 25 people can utilize a personal hibachi grill to prepare their own meals or send smoke signals to the waiter for more sushi.
Mikado serves traditional Japanese fare with several seating options. There's a sushi bar up front with a view of the big screen TV, tables along the wall, a tatami room that seats 8 and an upstairs room that seats 15. The lunch bento special is popular and comes with a huge amount of food, including a California roll, chic
Think of it as Japanese tapas—the skewers here are served individually, which means its easy to order a bunch and share. Choose from options like steak, chicken heart, pork cheek, and okra, each grilled over oak-wood, imported from Japan. For some added variety, don’t skip the non-skewered (but still shareable) organic fried chicken.
Over the last five years, the chefs at Barracuda Japanese Restaurant have continually tinkered with their sushi, teriyaki, and noodle dishes, customizing the menu to fit each Barracuda location’s neighborhood and clientele. Using fresh fish and fruit sourced locally and sustainably whenever possible, the team crafts more than a dozen specialty rolls, including the Japanese Cowboy Roll, which matches crabmeat with mango, avocado, and thinly sliced Kobe beef. Staples such as chicken teriyaki rest side by side with more intricately prepared eats including pan-seared rib eye with mashed potatoes. Lit from underneath, the dining room’s dim orange walls surround potted plants and wooden tables that can accommodate groups of all sizes.
At Joy Sushi, we find it a joy to serve you fresh delectable sushi and traditional Japanese food. We have it all, from sushi, to nigiri, udon, donburi, and more! Our lunch specials are a great deal, so be sure to check them out. To compliment your meal, we serve Japanese sake, beer, and wine.