Fittingly, the jalapeno inside of Kotta Sushi Lounge's Jackie Chan Roll gives the dish a kick. The pepper spices up a mix of crab, mango, tuna, and avocado, all decorated with a cilantro ponzu sauce. The roll is part of a long menu of sushi creations, whose wrappers contain ingredients such as asparagus and flash-fried calamari.
At Geisha Steak and Sushi Restaurant, fine dining mingles with culinary arts in a creative menu of Japanese specialties cooked over open flames or rolled fresh on the sushi bar. While juggling the entire food pyramid over the hibachi grill, chefs combine meats such as chicken and calamari, filet mignon and shrimp, and steak and lobster with steamed rice and assorted veggies. Meats sizzle as mounds of noodles brown atop the grill and mix with tangy sauces that land somewhere between salty and sweet, like a grizzled sailor’s love letters. The chefs condition taste buds to swoon over cylindrical foods by creating specialty rolls such as the flash-fried White Dragon roll with tuna, salmon, and avocado, or the Fuji-san, composed of shrimp tempura, snow crabs and spicy mayo. Their desserts—such as banana tempura, fried strawberry cheesecake, and mochi ice cream made from rice—deliciously round out meals, leaving otherwise noisy stomachs pleasantly subdued and receptive to patting.
Fin Sushi & Sake Bar knows that one way of showing respect for classic recipes is to play with them. The menu presents guests with two types of appetizers: traditional and fusion. On one side, edamame and gyoza tempt with rich, familiar tastes. The chefs aren't even afraid to slide their sushi into the oven?the baked-snapper roll basks in the heat alongside garlic butter?though they prep snow crab, tuna, and salmon in several uncooked staples as well. This creativity rewards diners with both proven Japanese entrees and inventively flavored plates.
To accompany the food, a compilation of more than 30 hand-selected sakes delivers tastes that range from sweet and citrusy to dry and complex, and brimming cups cross over a luminous blue bar on their way to tables.
With a homey feel and beautiful presentation, Sushi Sakana is such a great and inviting sushi bar. Customers who come here don’t feel the need to dress up because of the laid back atmosphere of Sushi Sakana. The people there understand that sometimes, one just wants to grab some good food without all the fuss of a fancy Japanese restaurant! Despite being so laid back, presentation is still important to the staff here. A lot of care goes into making their sushi and sashimi something pleasing to the eye when it comes out. What’s pleasing to the eye is also very pleasing to the taste buds; with delicious choices like the spider roll and even the ‘Sexy Mama’ roll, sushi lovers will likely find something to enjoy at this quaint little Japanese sushi bar!