Sushi on the Rocks pleases the palates, eyes, and ears of patrons with fresh Japanese fare, refreshing libations, and live jazz tunes. Owner John J. Lee crafts nearly 80 nigiri and maki options that range from sweet fresh fruit sushi to elaborate specialty rolls, such as the spicy tuna, tempura shrimp, and asparagus bundled into the Playboy roll. Entrees include grilled chicken drenched in teriyaki sauce, teriyaki steak or chicken options, and new specialty rolls such as the Mexican roll with shrimp tempura, and mixed crab, which is topped with spicy tuna, avocado, and mango. Thirst-quenching hot sake can warm chilled throats and the hearts of fish-loving misers, while more than 10 varieties of wines spare diners the arduous task of juicing their own raisins. Melodies swim through the elegant dining room Thursday and Saturday evenings, tickling eardrums with the sounds of jazz.
BaRa Sushi House keeps the focus on the fish. Its precisely, appealingly arranged sushi and appetizers lean heavily on seafood imported from Tokyo's famous Tsukiji fish market every week. BaRa's chefs greet each day with its very own special plate, constantly editing the menu in the hopes of finally crafting that perfect tiny replica of Michelangelo's David from yellowfin tuna. Sake is always flowing inside the snug, vintage house-turned-diner thanks to Marcus Pakiser, sake sommelier. Guests may dine on the outdoor patio when the weather permits, or host a party for up to 9 in the private tatami room.
No need to wait in the velvet rope line for this club. Sushi Club is the hottest place in town for authentic sushi dishes. Though the atmosphere is cozy and quaint, the flavors are wildly fun. Guests often come with family for a birthday or other celebratory dining experience, and Sushi Club encourages first-time and repeat diners. Classic staples like Miso Soup and Edamame can be found at Sushi Club, along with savory Calamari and Crab Rangoon. Patrons will find their inner voice with the Broadway roll, comprising of crab meat, avocado, spicy tuna and tobiko. Diners go crazy for the Out of Control roll, with spicy tuna, avocado, kani and fish egg topped with eel and scallion. Guests will find fresh selections when the restaurant is open during select hours six days a week.
Think you know all there is to know about sushi? Come to Naked Tchopstix for their infamous “Playboy Roll”—a specialty sushi roll with spicy tuna, shrimp tempura, asparagus, and tempura ships. It comes to your table wrapped in aluminum foil…and then it’s set on fire. Don’t be surprised to see small fires going out all over the restaurant, as the Playboy Roll is one of the favorites here. Naked Tchopstix does much more than sushi, though. As a “Pan-Asian restaurant,” it serves specialties from China, Japan, Thailand, and Korea (the Dolsot Bibimbap is another popular selection). The sashimi is flown in fresh from Hawaii. The full bar also serves imported beers, top-shelf sakes, and a wide range of Asian-inspired cocktails.
Experience the real taste of Japanese cuisine with the incredible display of skill and mastery of the teppanyaki chefs at Benihana. The food is always fresh and beautifully-arranged, but what’s even more – you don’t just get a meal there, you get a full-blown dinner show! The seasoned chefs entertain and delight customers as they prepare your meal on a steel grill right in front of your eyes. The authentic Japanese farmhouse interior is modern and minimalistic while conveying a feel of a simpler time – the ideal ambiance for enjoying smooth, fresh and incredibly delicious selections of sashimi, sushi and other Asian-style dishes. Everything that’s served at Benihana bears the mark of the infamous uncompromising quality.
Ocean World is an Indianapolis gem for delicious, affordable sushi. Open since 1995, Ocean World takes sushi and seafood seriously, and it shows--many locals swear that Ocean World serves up the best sushi in town! There's a huge variety of fresh sushi, sashimi, and nigiri, as well as all sorts of seafood, both cooked and raw. If you're not in an adventurous mood, there are noodles, sandwiches, and salads to comfort your taste buds. If you'd like to bring the tastiness of Ocean World to your next event, you can: they cater, and also offer party trays. Make sure to try Ocean World the next time you have a hankering for some under-the-sea delicacies in Indianapolis!