Before diners place their orders at Thai D'or waiters will often inquire, "Can you handle spicy food?" True to Thai culinary techniques, many of its dishes brim with fiery spices and chili-infused sauces, but chefs are eager to adjust spice content to suit each individual palate. Named for the French word for gold, the Thai restaurant lives up to its title with its fresh, authentically prepared curries, noodles, and specialties and its commitment to cultural traditions of hospitality. Servers bear blended cocktails and simmering meat, seafood, and vegetarian dishes into the dining room, where guests recline on cushy leather chairs beneath the glow of red lanterns. Eastern decor adorns the wall, and water trickles down from stone mosaics. The restaurant opens its function room to private parties, designing customized menus for family gatherings, business meetings, and kindergarten graduations.
The chefs at Tians Sushi specialize in building sushi rolls with soft-shell crab, avocado, and barbecue eel. In addition to the array of fresh hand rolls, sashimi, and sushi pizzas, the chefs also head to the kitchen to grill jumbo shrimp and fry rice with beef and chicken.
Akari Japanese Restaurant’s menu consolidates centuries of Japanese culinary history, placing traditional noodle entrees alongside modern interpretations of classic sushi rolls. The sushi bar’s Japanese-trained chef, Lee San, creates more than 40 rolls, including 19 specialty maki that enfold tempura-fried yams, scallops, or mango. For more flame-kissed flavour, the kitchen’s chefs glaze barbecue beef ribs with teriyaki sauce and deep-fry pork cutlets. The dining room’s decor echoes the menu’s minimalist presentation while still incorporating accents from across the Pacific, such as Japanese figurines, displays of sheathed swords, and wheezing giant squids that occupy an entire floor of the restaurant.
Spicy or mild, classic or unexpected, or filled with tuna or pumpkin, the rolls and cones at Kojima Sushi dazzle palates with artfully curated flavor combinations. In addition to nigiri, sushi, sashimi, and maki, chefs fry golden-battered tempura and skewer barbecued chicken. Countless pages comprise the Kojima menu, offering taste buds of all stripes a satisfying feast.
Kuro Asian Cuisine offers a plethora of menu items from different Asian culinary traditions, with flavors ranging from Korean to Thai. Specialty sushi rolls are filled with such ingredients as fried lobster tail, cheese, and blueberry sauce. In the kitchen, chefs cook classic Asian meals, including plates of bulgogi beef and bowls of udon with spicy chicken.
Yakko Sushi whips taste buds into a raw-food frenzy with a varied menu of authentic Japanese munchies. Take taste buds on a true Tokyo drift with Yakko's deftly sliced sashimi dishes, such as the tender salmon sashimi ($9) or the sandwich-dodging savoury tuna sashimi ($8). Land lovers can dive chopsticks-first into a platter of buttery vegetable tempura ($6.99) or venture back out to sea with a helping of prawn tempura ($8.99). The meticulous chefs at Yakko Sushi ferry diners through a carnival of crowd-pleasing combination dishes, such as the D combination ($16.99), which introduces fish portions of tuna and salmon to a colourful and artistic arrangement of scallops, hokkigai, and amaebi, festooned with luscious negitoro and hamachi rolls. Meals can be additionally punctuated with decadent deserts such as mango ice cream ($3.99) and with air-horn accolades to the chefs.