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With its novella of a menu, Edamame Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar manages to fit two restaurants' worth of options into a single setting. The sushi bar has its own list of appetizers—marinated baby octopus and seared tuna among them—to herald platters such as the 24-piece sashimi deluxe. Sixteen chef's special rolls also showcase inventive combinations of fish and vegetables. For example, the American Dream roll cocoons shrimp tempura, avocado, and cream cheese inside thinly sliced cucumber.
On the cooked end of the spectrum, appetizers of fried rock shrimp and pork dumplings precede teriyaki and hibachi dinners, which feature flavorful cuts of steak and salmon. Each lunchtime bento box preps chicken, fish, or other meat in one of three styles—tempura, teriyaki, or katsu—to accompany sides and a california sushi roll for a midday meal more satisfying than licking the underside of your office chair.
Wasabi Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar’s menu jump-starts salivary glands with plentiful portions of fresh fish tucked into tasty rolls, curry dishes, and more. Tempura-fried shrimp, vegetables, or chicken ($8.25–$10.25) kick off meals before sushi and sashimi extinguish blazing sea-creature cravings. Those who prefer fare without fins can opt for chicken ($9.50), pork ($9.50), or steak teriyaki ($12.75), and noodle lovers can seek satisfying spoonfuls in the nabeyaki udon ($10.95). Green-tea, ginger, or red-bean ice cream ($2.95) finish the feast, and a bevy of beverages, such as sake ($3–$8.75) and plum wine ($3.75), lets diners toast anniversaries or successful chopsticks-pinned updos. The eatery’s wooden walls, hanging glow lamps, and wide windows create a warm ambience, perfect for impressing first dates with artful eyebrow wiggles. A seat at the sushi bar grants a front-row seat for culinary magic.
Chef Jim Wu strives to create food that's both delicious and healthy. As such, he never uses food coloring, lard, or MSG in any of his sushi, steak, and other Japanese cuisine creations. His menu also includes a large selection of vegetarian items, and he hosts cooking classes on Saturday mornings at no charge. But after eating his artful maki and other creations, some guests may never want to cook again.
The cooks at Ichiban Hibachi Buffet prepare a bounty of Japanese and Chinese dishes served hibachi- or buffet-style. Seasoned hibachi chefs cook Japanese and Chinese dishes on tabletop grills, flipping entrees in the air to dazzle patrons and momentarily alarm the janitor. Diners can peruse dozens of sushi rolls and sashimi varieties at the sushi bar—made with shrimp tempura, avocado, eel, or spicy white tuna—or enjoy helpings of dishes such as roast-pork lo mein and moo goo gai pan.
With a splash of oil, the teppanyaki grill erupts into an orange blaze. Not far off, chefs slice and roll fresh seafood at the sushi bar. Each of Bayridge Sushi's three locations immerses guests in the Japanese dining experience, complemented by stylish, modern interiors with touches such as lantern-like lighting, flat-screen televisions, and chopsticks hand-carved by master carpenters. In addition to its array of sushi and Japanese dishes, the menu also offers Japanese beers Sapporo and Asahi.