At first glance, Yen Sushi and Sake Bar may seem to be closed—the few signs, minimal lighting, and darkened windows allude to a restaurant long out of business. “Even when you park right out front, it's hard to tell if there are any signs of life here," writes Michele Laudig of the Phoenix New Times. "And yet you walk in the door, and it's buzzing.” And though the menu features such Japanese staples as udon and yakisoba, the element most responsible for this buzz is the extensive collection of sushi. Chefs gently roll seaweed and vinegar-tinged rice around spicy tuna, salmon, and mackerel, and artistically place their careful slices on clean white plates. They may impale rolls with skewers or top them with sauces, jalapenos, or mini umbrellas in case it starts raining.
Yellowtail Sushi and Steak in Glendale has some of the best sushi around. Servers Ken and Kat are something of local celebrities, known to most frequenters of this sushi joint as the friendly faces that serve Yellowtail’s delicious food. The artfully arranged rolls of sushi at Yellowtail don’t just look good, they also taste amazing. In addition to some of the more mainstream nigiri-based variants, Yellowtail also offers bolder takes on this traditional Japanese dish for the more adventurous foodies. There include their flaming hot Love-Love roll, the poignant Caliente roll, and the delicately flavored tuna roll. Non-sushi options worth sampling include the savory steaks and the delicious Mongolian BBQ.
Enjoy a fresh meal of authentic Japanese cuisine at Tokyo Lobby in Glendale, Arizona. Select dishes from both their grill and sushi bar. The wide variety includes all sorts of Japanese foods! Try their edamame, miso soup, spring rolls, tempura, and tofu. Taste their sushi and/or sashimi. Order one of their specialty rolls such as the Beauty Roll, Las Vegas Roll, Spider Roll, Scorpion Roll, or Fiesta Salmon Roll. Or, if you’re feeling inspired, create your own with their extensive list of fish and vegetables: sweet egg, snow crab, red snapper, octopus, sea urchin, and tuna. The ingredients here is fresh and high quality. You are sure to have a delicious Japanese experience here at Tokyo Lobby.
Whether you’re in the mood for Japanese or Korean cuisine, this restaurant has something that’s going to hit the spot. The décor and atmosphere is among the most pleasantly authentic in the area, and you’ll have a great time with a group of friends and family enjoying the Asian dishes. A full menu of teriyaki classics and tempura delights is available straight from the Land of the Rising Sun, but you won’t want to miss the Korean specialties. Order a few barbecue options, such as the Bul-Go-Gi (marinated beef rib eye) and the Gal-Bi (marinated beef short ribs), and cook them up right on the middle of your table. For a good time with great food, you’ll want to give this restaurant a visit.
This luxurious restaurant sets the scene as soon as you walk in. Their warmly-lit dining room is tasteful, comfortable, and modern. Kabuki Japanese Restaurants boast locations in California, Nevada, and Arizona. Named after the tradition of Japanese Kabuki theater, Kabuki Japanese restaurant encourages an environment that will assist in interesting conversation and the telling of stories. Sit down with your friends or family, and make memories in conjunction with enjoying excellent Japanese cuisine. The menu at Kabuki includes beautifully plated sushi, sashimi, teriyaki, and noodles. There are also several choices for domestic, craft, and Japanese beers or cocktails.
Where Mr. Sushi once stood, you will now find Fresh Wasabi, a casual sushi restaurant that serves sushi, bento boxes and rice bowls. Come in for your favorite roll or try their exciting monkey brains or climax rolls. No matter what you choose, it will be an unforgettable experience. In addition to sushi, they also offer many hot meals, such as tempura and teriyaki. The family-owned and family-friendly establishment is also moderately priced and has responsive service. Fresh Wasabi Japanese Restaurant is conveniently located on West Bell Road in Glendale. They are open Monday through Saturday.