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.
Fuji Buffet opens the doors to a wide-ranging buffet, as well as individual servings from its menu of authentic Chinese eats. Buffets at lunch ($6.99) or dinner ($9.99) proposition empty bellies with the prospect of unlimited fried or steamed dumplings, 10 varieties of sauce-slathered chicken, 5 types of shrimp, and a slew of desserts. Non-buffet diners sink teeth into rich mongolian beef ($7.55) or plumb the depths of deliciousness with shrimp with lobster sauce ($8.75). A chef’s specialty dish invites guests to witness the maritime matrimony of scallops, shrimp, imitation crab, and lobster sauce in the seafood delight ($9.95), and the four seasons prompts taste buds to contemplate life’s ephemeral nature with a mouthful of shrimp, beef, scallops, roast pork, and vegetables ($8.75). Patrons can complement piping-hot dishes with an array of chilly bubble teas, a favorite refreshment among divers for its precious pockets of air.
On the shores of Lake Ontario, two-tiered lakeside decks house tables crowded with plates of seafood and seared steaks while diners enjoy the setting sun. Since the 1920s, Castaways has been a shorefront destination for hungry travelers, serving up everything from fresh seafood to their specialty Cajun-rubbed, blackened prime rib. Inside, nautical-themed memorabilia decorates the walls, and a framed etching of a tall ship overlooks a long wooden bar made entirely from recycled peg legs. Diners can enjoy their meal out on the heated, two-tier patio or indoors while being warmed by the fireplace.
New Wasabi's chefs tap into old-fashioned Eastern culinary traditions when preparing dishes from Japan and China. To showcase Japanese cooking methods, they sizzle steaks on a hibachi-style grill, top them with teriyaki sauce, or slice them into the shape of Sadaharu Oh’s silhouette. Their Chinese recipes infuse chicken with flavors ranging from sweet to spicy to nutty. Several appetizers arrive on yacht-shaped platters, a subtle hint that the kitchen teems with shrimp, octopus, and other seafood. The love boat sends a more direct message by floating 36 pieces of sushi and sashimi across the dining room.
• For $15, you get $30 worth of authentic Irish fare during dinner from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday–Thursday • For $5, you get $10 worth of authentic Irish fare during lunch from noon to 3 p.m. Shamrock Jack's invokes the spirit of authentic Irish cuisine with original recipes, dishing out a menu of grilled steaks and fresh seafood. Patrons can satisfy the wanderlust of evening appetites with the dublin broil, a grilled sirloin steak tucked into a bed of garlic mashed potatoes and serenaded with a drizzled lullaby of Jack's gravy ($17.99). Deli favorites, steaks, and seafood deliciously crowd the lunch menu like tourists in a fanny pack museum.