Led by head shushi chef Toshiaki Mizutani, a Tokyo native with more than 30 years of experience, the chefs at Tokyo Bay Japanese Restaurant craft sushi rolls, teriyaki dishes, and crispy tempura-fried entrees from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Its most popular rolls include the Wuz Up Be roll, stuffed with spicy yellowtail, avocado, and green wasabi-flavored tobiko, and the Deadliest Catch roll with snow crab, avocado, mayo, and roe, all topped with grilled eel and a savory sauce. Fuji rolls are filled, volcano-style, with spicy hot sauce, and after taking a bite, diners can put out the flames that erupt from their mouths with Japanese and domestic beer, sake, and wine.
In addition to sushi, guests feast on steak, chicken, and seafood in housemade teriyaki sauce. They slurp down noodle dishes or crunch into meats, vegetables, and tofu coated in tempura batter and fried to a light, crispy finish.
There are two menus at The Art of Sushi: one for Japanese entrees, and one for sushi. That doesn't mean that the kitchen and the sushi chefs can't collaborate, however. During dinner, they join forces to create bento boxes lined with crispy tempura, gyoza, and California rolls. The King Lobster maki roll, by the same token, pairs lobster tempura rolls with half of a fried lobster tail.
If you'd rather stick to one style, then peruse ginger stir-fries, noodle soups, and meats flavored with homemade teriyaki sauce. Alternatively, the sushi side features both raw and cooked seafood, balanced atop pads of rice without a single safety harness. Pair meals with glasses or bottles from the wine list, which also features sake options, plum wine, and imported Japanese beers.
Edo Japanese Steakhouse’s chefs simmer and slice tender cuts of chicken, seafood, and steak into sauce-coated dishes. Enter a sleek dining room peppered with authentic Eastern artwork such as traditional fans and Godzilla’s third-grade self-portrait before diving into bowls of yakisoba noodles with chicken ($11.99) or special seafood udon ($12.99). Yakiniku beef inundates taste buds with a wave of hot and spicy flavor ($13.95), and cutlets of deep-fried tonkatsu pork ($11.99) are whisked to plates by blue-robe-bedecked wait staff. At the crimson-seat-adorned sushi bar, two fish manipulators lure raw octopus, salmon, and tuna into hand-wrapped rolls by beatboxing a rendition of the Free Willy theme, as detailed on an expansive sushi menu.
Create special memories with your family as you savor a freshly prepared meal and dine around an entertaining hibachi grill at Tsunami Japanese Steakhouse. Expect nothing less than best from their gourmet sushi chefs who are ready to prepare you a delicious roll. Choose from their menu that features an impressive list of divine rolls along with Tsunami’s specialty rolls. You can also opt for one of their delightful Japanese appetizers or a Bento box for lunch with your choice of katsu or bulgoki meat (served with steamed rice, stir fry and tempura veggies). Let the chef blow you away with a meal off Tsunami’s 2 part Teppanyaki dinner menu. This menu includes sweet scallops, beautifully marbled NY strip steak and the freshest salmon. Every enticing dish off the dinner menu comes with a scrumptious shrimp appetizer, soup, salad, fried rice, vegetables and noodles. Make sure you finish your meal by indulging in one of their decant desserts like ooey-gooey chocolate lava cake.
For fairly-priced sushi in St. Petersburg, you can't beat Rollbotto Sushi. Featuring a simple menu of foods that are served with the elegance and style of a high-end sushi bar, Rollbotto is perfect for someone seeking the seemingly impossible combination of low prices and high quality. Start with a cucumber salad or a bowl of piping-hot miso soup and then move on to an order of rolls—you can get your sushi rolls customized by requesting they be topped with one of Rollbotto's signature mixes, such as the volcano mix featuring spicy mayo, teriyaki sauce and a seafood blend. For a great Japanese meal that won't burn a hole in your wallet, try Rollbotto's.
Situated a few chopsticks’ length away from a nearby beach, Sushi Shoya serves Japanese fare and sushi amid ocean breezes. Inside, foliage spills from wicker baskets lining the doorway, echoing the pale green walls that envelop the eating environment in a natural tone. Guests can settle into black leather chairs at a table or sidle up to the sushi bar, where chefs slip fresh fish such as salmon, tuna, and spicy yellowtail into a variety of specialty rolls. Unlike their more secretive maki counterparts, nigiri sushi pieces covered with eel, surf clam, and smelt roe let it all hang out, much like clotheslines on vacation.