Edamame soybeans ($3.95) and miso soup ($2.29) prep the palate for excursions upon Bonzai's menu of traditional and specialty sashimi and sushi rolls. A heavenly eel roll ($10.95) tightly ensnares thin slivers of eel, cream cheese, and avocado within a sticky rice corral, and the rock-‘n’-roll ($8.39) raucously announces itself with the crunch of shrimp tempura. Bonzai Sushi concocts a plethora of house rolls ($4.49 / each) alongside a spread of riceless options, such as the soy-wrap-bound Bonzai roll ($11.95). Bento meals ($6.95–$10.95) singularly satisfy appetites with the savory combination of house sushi rolls, sashimi, salad, soup, and a drink. Toddlers delight at a selection of diminutive edibles including a cheese quesadilla ($6.29) and snow crab minis ($6.29), which can be repurposed for small-scale reenactments of mythical crab-versus-UFO battles.
Wasabi Sushi Restaurant & Bar’s cooks skillfully roll fresh sushi, grill up hearty teriyaki steaks, and cook elaborate Japanese noodle dishes. The kitchen adorns plates with delicate pyramids of battered tempura shrimp, artfully arranged slices of tender beef tempura, and colorful avocado rolls engraved with curator’s notes. Familiar dishes, such as yaki soba and california rolls, share table space alongside more traditional Japanese treats of sea urchin, albacore, or oshinko-garnished eel.
Harnessing seasonal, fresh ingredients, Miyako's skilled hibachi chefs delight patrons with the ancient art of tableside preparation. Watch the flash of knives as your chef performs fancy handwork such as tossing a grain of rice in the air and splitting it with a razor-sharp noodle. Miyako offers an extensive hibachi-style menu, with dishes designed to delight all five senses. Starters include the beef negimaki, which combines thin beef slices with scallions in a teriyaki sauce ($5.95), and the kani salad, featuring shredded crabmeat, cucumber, and smelt roe ($5.95). A full-course dinner is available in specials such as the sumo: a parade of starters including an appetizer, soup, salad, noodles, and rice followed by a sizzling 14 oz. filet steak and then topped off with silky ice cream ($33.95).
Kakkoii translates to ?cool and attractive,? fitting adjectives for the eatery?s insides. A modern, dark-wooden-paneled ceiling overlooks sleek banquettes and frames bamboo prints. Illuminated plant holders shine orange around potted foliage, and the sushi bar is highlighted with a vibrant koi painting. The design aesthetic complements a contemporary menu of Japanese entrees and designer sushi rolls stuffed with spicy scallops, shrimp tempura, eel sauce, and avocado.
The sushi smiths at Mikato churn out tightly rolled rice-and-fish treats, steaks, and other traditional Japanese fare. In addition to a variety of rolls, Mikato's chefs orchestrate ingredients in the form of entrees such as sukiyaki steak, a thin-sliced sirloin with sukiyaki sauce and vegetables ($16.95), and the Mikato dinner special, a mélange of filet mignon, lobster tail, and shrimp ($28.99). Chow on culinary creations in the comfort of plush chairs and the soft light emitted from multicolored paper lanterns, all while taking in the Japanese woodblock prints adorning the walls and cowering in the glare of samurai masks that all vaguely resemble TV personality Judge Judy.
Watching Bamboo’s chefs prepare dishes can be as memorable an experience as eating them. The nimble cooks position themselves at tableside teppanyaki grills, slicing steak, chicken, and seafood before sizzling the morsels up on flaming grills. The sushi chefs behind the bar can be equally entertaining as they expertly assemble fresh fish into rainbows of colorful sauces, avocado, and tobiko. Meanwhile, behind the full bar, servers shake up specialty cocktails and uncap bottles of Japanese beers.
Throughout the year, the restaurant's energetic dining room features live music shows and karaoke nights. On holidays, it often plays host to spirited get-togethers, including a costume party on Halloween and a Revolutionary War reenactment on the Fourth of July.