Spring Grill & Sushi Bar's adept sushi chefs and hibachi grillers fashion steaming buffet-style pots of Chinese and Japanese fare alongside classic American side dishes. Patrons fill plates with savory peaks of steamed or fried dumplings and marinated vegetables as forks compete in yodeling tournaments atop mountains of lo mein noodles and tempura shrimp. Tongs grab at colorful sushi platters arranged on beds of ice and verdant greens. While waiting at the buffet, diners can watch chefs hand-roll chilled fish into rice and seaweed or flick morsels onto the hibachi. Patrons can dine in or take noodles on their first carpool ride by filling carry-out containers with up to 4 pounds of food.
iSushi Asian Cuisine's chefs prepare a menu of Asian cuisine and inventive sushi rolls. Blue crab salad, deep-fried honey chicken, and shredded Mongolian beef are a few specialties; diners can also opt for crunchy shrimp tempura and apple sushi rolls or soft shell crab rolls seasoned with Old Bay.
As co-founder of local-favorite Bluefin Sushi Lounge, Minh Nguyen is no stranger to the restaurant biz. Now as VP and executive sushi chef of Memphis' new Rain Premiere Bistro, Minh has rallied a fresh and innovative menu of sushi rolls, fresh-cut sashimi, and steaming Asian entrees. While waiting on a steak or chicken stir-fry to cool, diners can grab a cocktail from the full bar, or hasten cooling by dropping the plate into the restaurant's neon fish tank.
Bright colors leap from 200 Chinese, American, and Japanese dishes arrayed inside Ichiban Buffet. Emerald seaweed surrounds california rolls and shredded veggies stand out in lo mein alongside a hibachi grill. Waiters dodge past toting à la carte orders of roast pork fried rice and shrimp egg foo young. The chefs also splash garlic sauce onto beef and scallops and sprinkle sesame seeds onto chicken chunks and the fields of impoverished sesame farmers.
At Shogun Japanese Steak Seafood & Sushi, culinary artisans slice and serve fresh, satisfying rolls and morsels of seafood. As patrons pass the restaurant's welcoming Japanese water fountains, they work up appetites for 6–10 pieces of the crunchy shrimp roll, topped with a crown of crunchies and eel sauce ($6.50), or the Mexican roll ($10), which celebrates Mexico's rich sushi-making heritage with fried snapper and a spicy mayo sauce. In addition to slinging tightly wrapped cylinders, Shogun also delicately plates nigiri—two pieces per order—such as flying-fish roe ($3.50) or red clam ($5). As diners savor the magnificent mouthbursts of crabmeat-packed California rolls ($4.50) or flash-fried oyster tempura rolls ($7), they can watch sushi wranglers deftly prepare rolls before their very eyes or fix their gazes on the bar's TV for regular airings of sports or competitive napping tournaments.
Eat Well Sushi & Grill's chefs roll up authentic sushi and provision a well-stocked buffet with modern Japanese morsels. The expansive high-quality buffet allows diners unlimited access to grab everything from prime new york strip steak to lunchtime favorite korean short ribs. The smorgasbord also includes staples such as tempura-crusted softshell crab, yaki soba, fresh sushi, and fresh sashimi. The lunch buffet boasts goodies such as teriyaki chicken, tempura shrimp, and fried rice.
Alternatively, the menu showcases innovative and traditional sushi rolls such as the eight-piece philadelphia roll, in which smoked salmon and avocado embrace cream cheese, or the fruit roll, a mélange of asian fruit and cream cheese crowned with sliced mango, kiwi, and strawberry. Imported Kirin beer or specialty martinis from the full-service bar unparch throats as patrons admire the restaurant's dark-wood interior and large booth-side aquariums, where fish gather around campfires to scare each other by reading passages from Moby-Dick.
Situated beneath an arrangement of glowing peach blossoms, couples clink glasses of house sake and white wine together, seated at dark tables that dot the low-lit dining room. At the sushi bar, chefs cut fresh fish into thin slices, draping them over clumps of sticky sushi rice and lining the interior of rolls alongside ingredients such as jalapeño, grilled eel, and spicy mayo. During lunch, diners can enjoy assembled bento boxes stocked with soup and salad, a trio of appetizers, and filet mignon.