Japanese Restaurants in Elmira

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Browsing the more than 30 different sushi rolls on Kyushu Hibachi & Sushi Bar’s menu, you’ll notice the chef’s affinity for caviar, avocado, and squash. For example, their Odessa roll pairs avocado and caviar with fried white fish; their Remix vegetable roll pairs squash and avocado with shitake mushrooms; and their Ithaca roll pairs squash and caviar with octopus. Away from the sushi bar, the restaurant’s hibachi chefs lend a hand by flamboyantly grilling swordfish, filet mignon, lobster tail, and chateaubriand.

2300 N Triphammer Rd
Ithaca,
NY
US

Asahi Japanese Restaurant's sushi bar features a moving conveyor belt that displays colorful plates of the signature Japanese seafood. In addition to sushi and sashimi, the friendly staff also makes available such entrees as chicken teriyaki, hibachi steak and shrimp, and vegetable tempura. Asahi Japanese Restaurant can also cater parties, though it probably can't replicate the in-restaurant conveyor-belt experience unless your party's at a conveyor-belt assembly line.

508 Westcott St
Syracuse,
NY
US

At Sakura Garden, diners don?t have to choose between Chinese food or sushi?they can enjoy them both in a single meal before washing it down with an Asian beer or fruit-flavored sake. At the corner sushi bar, chefs combine vinegared rice, seaweed, fresh fish, and vegetables into artfully prepared dishes such as the Sakura Garden special roll, a colorful mix of tuna, salmon, crab, eel, and avocado rolled up in soy paper, then drizzled in a housemade sauce and flying-fish roe. The Chinese dishes are just as fresh and delicious; choose from a number of pork, chicken, beef, or shrimp entrees served with white or brown rice.

6720 Pittsford Palmyra Rd
Fairport,
NY
US

California Rollin' Sushi Bar's crew of nimble-fingered sushi slingers prepare fresh sushi rolls and 70 cooked comestibles to populate an extensive Americanized menu. Raw delicacies include the hamachi maki, which corrals lemon-kissed yellowtail and scallions, and the cooked Cinema roll, whose shrimp and avocado add a cool complement to the tangy crunch of onion rings. The Leviathan roll ensconces bites of eel and cucumber inside another rolled layer of tempura shrimp and seaweed salad. Patrons can accompany each meal with with unique dessert rolls such as the tempura-cheesecake roll with a fried Oreo and draughts of hot sake, the traditional Japanese beverage made from fermented rice.

274 Goodman St N
Rochester,
NY
US

Sakura Home Japanese Restaurant serves up a variety of specialty sashimi and sushi rolls such as Toro, which is comprised of tuna belly fat and uni. Guests further experience a Japanese dining tradition in the restaurant's tatami room, where they sit atop plush cushions on the floor and eat at low-resting tables. But the restaurant isn't entirely chair-free?a private hibachi room seats diners around a table with an inset grill, where skilled chefs make a show of slicing and sizzling steak, lobster, and vegetables. Out in the main dining room, sushi makers also put their skills on display while crafting specialty rolls with ingredients such as tuna and honey mayo.

2775 Monroe Ave
Rochester,
NY
US

Revamped by new owner Mark Teng in 2004, Plum House stays true to its traditional culinary focus, serving Asian dishes in a dining room with suspended paper lamps that hang above tableside foliage. Chefs slice through white tuna, snow crab, and fatty salmon, fashion specialty rolls with names such as Blossom and Tarantula, and pour teriyaki sauce over chicken and seafood. Combination lunch boxes provide ample servings of teriyaki or tempura fare in a format that has proven timeless, unlike Mercury Rising–branded lunch boxes.

686 Monroe Ave.
Rochester,
NY
US