The opportunities are endless at Hayashi Hibachi Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar. Visitors walk in and have their choice of dining experience; they can choose a standard table, dining at traditional Japanese-style straw mats or the longest sushi bar in the area. Once a seating option is chosen, the artistic adventure truly begins. Each plate is beautifully presented with every element perfectly in place. Whether visiting for lunch or dinner, guests have full Hayashi and Hibachi menus to browse. Wine and sake is available to complement the artful meals. Vegetarian sushi is also available. Private Tatami dining rooms are accessible in certain locations by reserving in advance. Experience the mystique and beauty of dining at Hayashi Hibachi Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi bar.
Walls festooned with faux turf and wood shingles bring the outside indoors at The Garden, where the menu corrals flavors from Italy, Japan, and Latin America onto plates of classic American fare. Chefs wrap soft-shell crab and deep-fried lobster into sushi rolls and slowly cook Coca-Cola-braised baby-back ribs for up to eight hours. To further fuel festivities, The Garden features extensive wine and scotch menus, bottle service, 16 beers on draft, and an onsite humidor with cigar brands such as Gran Habano and Rocky Patel. After catching the game on a flat-screen TV indoors, patrons can venture to the outdoor patio to sip a double-malt under the glow of a heat lamp or tie-dye sheets from the white overhead canopy in a burbling fountain.
Plumes of aromatic smoke curl from the arms of colorful hookahs as Al-Zaituna’s chefs cook up moist yet crispy falafel and tender kebabs. Stuffed grape leaves and hummus satiate palates alongside gyro meats nestled into pitas that are baked daily, and sips of turkish coffee power up neural search engines.
Glistening crabmeat, avocado, and cream cheese lay atop a bed of rice in an artful, rectangular array, like an edible piece of abstract art. With swift hand gestures, the sushi chef lifts one side of the rectangle and begins to roll it up, transforming it into a cylinder that shows no immediate evidence that fresh fish and vegetables are hidden inside. Sushi chefs perform this and even more intricate sushi rolling techniques all day at Susaki, coming up with fantastical presentations and pet names for their specialty rolls. Back in the kitchen, the rest of the culinary team grills steaks and seafood with teriyaki sauces and spices, letting their scents waft into the contemporary dining room to announce their arrival. Among angular walls and black leather banquettes, DJs spin tunes each weekend, filling the space with high-energy beats while diners recline in the low-lit lounge amid flat-screen TVs and enjoy custom drinks from the full bar.
The hum of live performances echoes across The Percolator, where guests meet over mugs of organic coffee and plates of gourmet sandwiches and sushi. Chefs usher in the day with eggs, meat, and vegetarian breakfast wraps before moving on to lunch and dinner to assemble chicken pesto or herbed goat–cheese sandwiches along with seven specialty sushi rolls. Lattes, mochas, and creamy coffee frappés start days or cap off meals, and a selection of beer and wine rinses off incisors. As customers sip and dine, they lounge at the cafe's numerous tabletops beneath local artwork and vibrant murals on the crimson walls. A stage hosts a rotating schedule of live music, poetry slams, and theater nearly every day, offering visitors a welcome reprieve from frustrating evenings of teaching a pet tortoise to roll over.
Moonrise Spirits & Sushi's chefs pair the carefully balanced flavors of sushi with inspired fusion dishes. They craft friendly and familiar rolls, such as spicy salmon or the california. They also make some special maki, including The Last Emperor––a roll-up of lobster, crab, and avocado finished with a mango glaze. Behind the closed doors of the kitchen, they stick to seafood as their specialty, but broaden the range of flavors with ceviche, shrimp tacos, and salmon sandwiches.