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 m?lange 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.
From the elegant and elephant-arted confines of their new Southaven restaurant, Bangkok Alley’s Thara and Dottie Burana keep the fresh fish swimming into their lunch and dinner dishes, where they morph into schools of sushi and Thai concoctions both creative and traditional. Starters such as the shrimp hompa—which envelops its shrimp with golden-fried panko and sweet-and-sour sauce ($6)—irrigate parched mouth-deserts to create an inviting climate for the seafood keow han, a mélange of shrimp, scallops, and the fish of the day served in green curry with basil sauce ($20). Otherwise, silence the howls of were-stomachs with heartier fare such as a grilled strip steak and panang sauce served with grilled asparagus and squash ($20), or a panang curry underscored with a coconut base and garnished with chopped Kaffir lime leaf (up to $14 with choice of protein).
Sekisui Pacific Rim serves up a delicious selection of sushi and Japanese food. You’ll enjoy favorites like the tornado roll, gyu don, and the shrimp and vegetable tempura. The restaurant has an upscale vibe, although the dress is casual. They serve dinner every evening and lunch Monday thru Friday. Their list of entrees is diverse and includes lobster, duck, salmon, ribeye, and sukiyaki, among others. There are multiple locations across Tennessee in Memphis and Chattanooga, as well as in Alabama. Patrons can make reservations on the website for any location. Sekisui offers catering and just about any menu item is available for their catering service. They will bring the food out to your location or they offer “bento boxes”, premade boxes that guests can pick up at the restaurant.
Calm the hungry beast in your stomach with Japanese and American cuisine from Edo Japanese Restaurant in Memphis. Open six nights a week for dinner, Edo is your classy destination for superb Japanese delights. Guests can’t go wrong with Hibachi Style Fried Rice, and the Spring Rolls are worth coming for no matter which season it is. Limited edition dishes are available from time to time, so diners will want to return frequently. Vegetarian options are available as well as takeout. To wash down a good meal, guests can bring their own libations. Past guests have raved of the authentic nature of the cooking style at Edo, and the portion sizes are pleasing. Edo Japanese Restaurant is an affordable, family friendly establishment.
With more than 70 restaurants worldwide, the Benihana chain of Japanese restaurants could arguably be the most recognizable international representative of Asian cooking. According to the Benihana website, some 100 million meals have been served. That’s a lot of fried rice. At Benihana, the hibachi is king and the Memphis location is no exception. The restaurant’s express lunch features an array of quick-to-cook, quick-to-eat hibachi specials including chicken, shrimp, salmon and steak. The dinner menu features steak, chicken and seafood hibachi and a variety of sashimi and sushi. Libations include saké, wine, specialty cocktails, and signature martinis. Open seven days a week. Reservations are recommended.
If normal bars have you bored and you’re ready to push the boundaries of the standard drink, this could be the perfect spot for you. Start with the tapas (appetizers) menu, which is wide-ranging and full of options that are perfect to pair with a flavorful cocktail. The Asian Sloppy Joes add a new twist to an old American favorite, and the Cheese Puffs with Honey Fire Sauce are great if you’d like something with a spicy kick. The libation options are extensive, so be sure to ask for a recommendation from the knowledgeable bartender if you aren’t sure what you’d like. A great selection of beers is also available; give the Ghost River Golden Ale a try for an authentic taste of Memphis.